55 Flash Fiction Friday - 2/15/08

This is a challenge that requires you to write a story using only 55 words. It is harder than it sounds. http://55flashfictionfriday.blogspot.com/2008_02_10_archive.html

Encouraged by his family, he found himself standing exposed and vulnerable. Eight hours waiting among the hoards of hopefuls. It was his turn. The first notes had barely sprung from the Sahara of his mouth when Simon exclaimed, “dreadful.” Randy said, “not good dawg.” Paula was passed out. He took that also as a no.