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.
There weren't many places to escape the heat and danger of the inner city streets during the summer, but Ty and his dog found a little piece of paradise when they slid down into a storm culvert to hide from a gang. There wasn't much of a beach, just some sand that had piled up against the drainpipe strewn with bottle caps that glistened like multi-colored seashells in the soapy water flowing through from someone washing a car. The sumac fronds overhead hide the sun as well as any palm tree, and the cool air flowing from the concrete storm drain was as close to an ocean breeze as he was ever likely to experience. He sat quietly in the shade waiting for the disturbing noises above to dissipate, relaxing in the refreshing serenity of his tiny oasis. When Ty's dog jumped at the sound of gunfire nearby, he reassured his friend with, "Don't worry about that today—we're on vacation."
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