Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sink Or Skin? - Friday Flash

The skin and bone skinflint wasn't too skint to buy some skinflicks and some skunk to skin up, some heroin to skin pop and enough drink for a skinful. Skinny-dipping in a sinful sink-hole.

Persistent sinking of some of his sink-fund currency into the sinkhole of his sunken and shrunken rectitude, his addictions now had him hooked line and sinker, but he was too far sunk to possess a sinking feeling nor sink through the floor.

Four skinheads in their skintight Sta-Pressed and inked skin art, who only ever went skin deep in their prejudices, perennially looking to skin you alive with their oxblood boots and skin peelers. But he was able to duck into a skin bar and escape these snickering skinflaps by the skin of his teeth, leaving him with a skinny lip, skin abrasions and flesh nicks. Some skinny malinky skank was flashing her skinflowers at him and he felt his own skinflute tooting. He felt a rising urge to sink his sausage, but when he went to his skin-hugging pocket, only to find his sunken treasure hoard had sunk without trace.

Sink the Bismarck sunk.

29 comments:

Andy said...

I like this. Good word play and makes me smile and laugh.

Kat said...

LOL. Don'tcha hate it when that happens?

Nice play on words--I agree with Andy. Hmmm...I think the Bismarck in my tale is a happier chico though.

;D

Sonia Lal said...

Love the way it reads! It's like a perverted poem. It could be a rap song, I think.

Anne Michaud said...

LOVE this, Marc:)

Sink the Bismarck sunk - brill!

Virginia Moffatt said...

Wonderful wordplay.Excellent.

Bukowski's Basement said...

Love the cadence, Mark... Kinda like a skat...

Jen Brubacher said...

Oh man, you turn my head around. Language is your bitch. Nicely done. :)

mazzz in Leeds said...

Ha! Very clever. Was particularly amused by the skinheads' description, too accurate!

Simon K. said...

Nice one. Think I'd better skin up.

Tim VanSant Writes said...

Here's the skinny: Lots of smiles in this.

alisonwells said...

Joy stripped to the bare bones! You've done well here, yes, poetry, rap, the higher things. Wonderful cadence as has been said and play. One of my favs of yours I think.

Icy Sedgwick said...

I'd love to hear you read this one out! Such deft wordplay. Would expect nothing less from you.

Carrie said...

This is so much fun. I'm feeelthy jealous I hadn't done this yet, you. x

Tony Noland said...

Great sound poem - skinny.

Adam B said...

Such remarkable dexterity with language. Brilliant.
Adam B @revhappiness

Marisa Birns said...

You must let the letter "s" rest now. It has done a marvelous job of work here.

Michael A Tate said...

Real nice cadence mixed with wordplay. This was a fun read, and I really enjoyed it.

Mari said...

A master wordsmith, as usual, Marc. Your experiments are most interesting. This one was very enjoyable.

FARfetched said...

Such a fun read — glad I didn't skip it over!

Helen said...

Ha ha I loved the play on words, it had me laughing all the way through, what a sham he escaped the skinhead just to have the Bismarck sink!

I could see this done as performing poetry at a poetry slam :)

Helen said...

Ooops! sham should read shame - these typos you know ;)

Jason Coggins said...

Maybe it's me but this played out in my head like some Fritz the Cat, 1960's animation. Too slick for words is what you are.

Simon Atherley said...

My, you've sunk low this time...
Whatever, my skinflute's tooting over this one...

:D

Deanna Schrayer said...

I too would love to hear you read this tongue-twisting lyrical tale Marc. Outstanding and fun wordplay, with the perfect tone, pitch and pacing. Bravo!

W.G. Cambron said...

Well done.... esp. the skinheads part.

Anthony said...

I have a feeling I'm going to be saying 'skin' all weekend now...

brainhaze said...

upside down and insight out, but laughing all the way, my heads in a spin - nice work

Maria A. Kelly said...

I agree with those who said they'd like to hear this read aloud. Love the play on "sink" and "skin." Very cunningly conceived!

Melissa said...

You clever devil, you. I'm pure jealousy, yes I am. ;) Great job, Marc. I hope to see more of this type of play--????