Thursday, July 24, 2014

FSF Challenge - Fearless



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

Fearless

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.



This may be he shortest FSF Challenge post I've ever done - and perhaps one of the scariest.



    "What happened, Colonel? They're unarmed nurses, not infantry. They were supposed to move close to the enemy lines—not over."
    "They didn't, sir. While tending to the wounded, the lines moved behind them."




Image source: http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/WV1.jpg
Description: Female nurses in 1944.


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    1. Thank you! My father told me many stories about WWII. Things didn't always go as planned...

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  2. Now that was powerful.
    great terse and intense.

    Bravo.
    Randy

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    1. Another bravo! Thanks! I have been trying to keep the stories concise, if possible.

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  3. Sucky for them! And what happened to them?

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    1. I'll have to wait for another FSF prompt to see if I can add to the story. Until then, it's up to your imagination! Thanks for dropping by to read. Now I have to find time to read everyone else's - I do apologize for not getting to them all. Haven't had a lot of free time lately.

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  4. War is a terrible trickster, isn't she? Lines get blurred, trampled and forgotten... and when bullets know nothing about billets. Now I'm wondering if this ladies armed themselves, and fought for the right to keep others from dying.

    My Fearless entry.

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    1. If I get a prompt I can work with, perhaps I'll continue the story. I have no doubt they will be a tough bunch!

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  5. Such a cold delivery of a bloody reality. Well told story.

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    1. Thank you! Things like this did happen in WWII. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks! It's a situation that could make werewolves and vampires seem quite tame.

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  7. Thank you for sharing this. I like it and hope you can expand on it.

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    1. Thanks! It would make for an interesting adventure story!

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  8. I can just imagine the moment when one of the nurses commented on what was happening around them. The senior nurse would have said something about how "these wounded men don't care what line they're behind", and they all would have carried on.
    You wrote only five sentences, but they were very evocative sentences. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks! There could be quite a bit of drama in a situation like this - especially if enemy soldiers arrive...

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  9. The reality of war is harsh...brilliantly concise!

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