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All 'round the mulberry bush...MONKEY chases----


flash fiction 55 below

Since I posted on Tuesday this week about my job of work on making my newest witch, and how I went about making her [click on Tuesday link if you'd like to see her 'beginnings] for the season, I wanted to show you now that she's completed. Bloggers? Meet Sheherezade. Sheherezade, meet bloggers....

From Names Online:
The girl's name Sheherezade \ shehe-reza-de, sheher(e)-zade\ is of Arabic, Farsi and Persian origin, and the meaning of Sheherezade is "city dweller". In "A Thousand and One Arabian Nights", Sheherazade tells one tale to her royal husband each night. Having been betrayed by his first wife, the husband had resolved to marry a different virgin each day, and kill at dawn. So fascinating were Sheherazade's stories, however, that the king let her live so that he could keep hearing them. He eventually fell in love with her.

Now, could a king NOT love her? LOLOLOL She's donning a red/black/orange and white gown, with a bustle in back, trimmed in a red bow and button. Around her neck is a string of pearls, and a black feather boa. Her hat is trimmed in 'lace' of the same material as her gown and orange rick-rack. She is, also, offering a red, ripe, juicy apple to each of you!!!

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On a ramshackled porch sits a Redneck man and his son,
chawin' t'baccy, listening closely; watching with intense interest as Monkey, their hound, chases the phantom critter 'round 'n' 'round.

Toward the Mulberry grove, out yonder, they's focused.
The trap goes off.


"Pop? Thar goes d' weasel!!!!" utters son.


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  2. Anonymous9/24/2010

    BWAHAHA. love the story of her name. Wonder if she could have used a
    V-8. LOL. she's is sooo nice. Excellent job. You didn't monkey around with your 55. Me Tarzan. You Jane. Have a fantastic Friday.

  3. Sheheresade is gorgeous, that is if witches can be gorgeous. Love her outfit and her name.

  4. haha...pop goes the weasel...

  5. how very clever of you and yes please I'll have an apple :))

  6. visually evocative 55!

  7. Oh no -- poor monkey pet.

    And I haven't heard the word rick-rack in YEARS, takes me back to Mom and Gram sewing their delights and such!

    Awesome witch work!!

    City Dweller, eh? Funny how she's holding that apple as my girl is holding hers in my post today -- but mine with more innocent intentions. :)


  8. Thanks for taking thyme to stop by and leave a comment!! I can see you do like witches! She is wonderful!! I have another witch sign coming up in the next week or two. I'm near the Texas Gulf, but not close enough to dip my toes in!! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Painting!

  9. Now YOU really know how to write a '55', Annie--so THAT'S how that bitty-ditty was composed? LOL!

    AND for gosh sakes HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! (I think you should have written a Flash 50...) OMG a HALF-CENTURY. WAIT! That sounds SO much older, right?

    Many more for you.

    Thanks for dropping by, Dear Annie!

  10. Hello!! Thanks so much for your visit !! Goodness!! I LOVE your doll! She is magnificent!!


  11. Steve It's not my birthday today. You musta read another blog 55 and got it confused with mine. Heck....I'm way BEYOND 50. Way beyond. But thanks for the sentiment any way.

  12. Anni!!! Well done on Sheheredaze's completion!!! I bet all the kids who come callin' on Halloween will be very surprised to see her waiting for them.

    Happy Weekend,
    Madi and Mom

  13. Oh! Sheherezade is one lovely (or scary!) witch! I would love to sit her right in the middle of my Halloween decor! I love all the details...the dresh, the pearls, and that apple! Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  14. Hi Anni!!! I'm looking forward to your Sunday Church Steeple!!! I bet you have some interesting architecture down your way,
    Madi and Mom

  15. Lovely to meet you, Sheherezade!

    And I cracked up over your 55! Very clever!

  16. your Sheherezade is gorgeous - but my heart beats for the poor monkey….

  17. Hi Anni,

    Glad to meet Sheherezade, love her glamorous outfit. Thanks for dropping by an leaving your sweetest comment, keep in touch ya...

  18. I love the finished project.
    Thanks for sharing her with us.
    Have a great weekend.

  19. Wow, you are very talented, Anni. This is marvelous and quite spooky!...Christine

  20. Ooh, she is a little bit scary for me! Gotta love Halloween :)

  21. Your witch is gorgeous. I am a witch every Halloween. I got a cool new hat last year with raven feathers and a black net veil.

    Now i know where that song came from. everything has a basis in truth.

  22. Anni, Anni, Anni....
    I'm sure glad you're back...
    Loved your 55 My Dear.
    Oooooh, Loved your witch also.
    Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  23. Loved that punchline :-)

  24. Great 55, Hootin' Anni, and your witch above is really fabulous. Will you make more? What a talent that is!

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  25. You mean the dog got caught in a trap? Ouch!

  26. That first shot is so deep. very 3D. Beautiful.

  27. That's more than a bucket full of water.

  28. hahaha! Loved it!

    Denise x

  29. this is really creative...gosh it feels like she is going to spring out of the screen right now

  30. very fine write,
    love the humor in it on the piece matching to the witch...
    thanks for sharing.

  31. love the witch and the story was cute. have a good weekend. rose

  32. Alice Audrey...!! It wasn't Monkey the was the weasel...y'know?-----POP GOES THE WEASEL? Only in my little 55 it was the son who said "Pop? Thar goes the weasel, knowing the trap caught it...rofl

  33. Uh oh, you know what happened to Snow White when she took an apple from a witch! lol Oh, Anni, she's fabulous, what a great job you did of making her. I just love the outfit, perfect in every way!!

    Love your Flash 55! lol xoxo

  34. Great twist on the old rhyme. Love it, Annie. Like the witch, too.

  35. What a gorgeous witch!

  36. That is an adorable have talent running out your ears, Hootin' Anni.
    Oh, and I heard about those apples from Snow White....:))

  37. Sheherezade is quite enchanting. How impressive that you created this wonderful creature.
    Happy Halloween! ~ Sarah

  38. Nice!
    I especially love the apple she's holding out.
    Makes me think of Snow White!

    Thanks for doing Friday 55! :)

    Mine's been posted here since last night, but it's taken me this long to visit and leave comments. Sorry about that.

  39. That's a good one! We had a mulberry bush when I was a little girl, but I never did see a weasel around it (I watched quite a lot however --)
    Have a good weekend!

  40. You always make me smile.

  41. well I be a witchy witch witch them boys...Thanks for reading my Friday 55. Hope your week goes well

  42. She's beautiful in a witchy kind of way..and very elegant, too.
    I'm looking forward to our treats.
    Mama Bear

  43. Ah, one Dr. John would've loved. :)

    Thanks for visiting me.

  44. OMGoodness Anni, she's adorably scary, I looove her! I'll have to go look at Tuesday's post to get all the info. You put a lot into her and it really show's she's just perfect! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words about my Halloween fun! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  45. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Wow! That is one awesome witch! You are so clever.

  46. I just love your witch! The 55 isn't bad either! Poor Monkey!



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