This is an exercise I once posted on Caferati's forum. Many of you here may find it a worthy challenge.
One thing you should know. Fifty-fivers are a very strict subset of the flash writing family. All stories must be exactly 55 words long. No more, no less.
Fabricate fifty-fivers for fun
I was doing some research on fifty-fivers, and came across this piece.
Alex and Adam
Alex, an aged almsman, articulated an afterthought.
"Always address agnostics amiably and answer atheists affectionately."
Adam, another aged almsman, addressed Alex�s absurd aphorism, asking, "And after an apocalypse?"
Alex alluringly assumed an agreeable air and answered Adam: "Apocalypse and afflatus are amazingly abstract areas � affection and amiability accomplish ample acquiescence and alleviate anger."
So, here's your exercise.
Submissions of exactly fifty-five words. No more, no less.
No topic, theme or trigger. But there is one restriction. Every one of the fifty-five words in your story must start with the same letter.
Your time starts now.