This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
The horror anthology,
by Burial Day Books,
includes my poem, The Ballad of Drunken Jack.
One for the holidays...
"But what else can I do when I have no idea if she's alone or hurt—or worse."
"She's very strong, you know," he said, as much to reassure himself as anyone.
In silence, they nestled together, holding on to each other and what was left of their lives, when the small, silver bells hung over the kitchen door jingled ever so slightly, and a tiny, unsteady voice asked, "Mom?"
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