Thursday, October 9, 2014

FSF Challenge - Horizon



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

Horizon

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.



Another short one...




The Journey





    "I just don't know if it's worth the effort." She ordered another drink before turning to her friend and saying, "I keep trying and trying, yet my goal seems just as far away now as when I started."
    "Perhaps that is all you really need."

    "I don't understand."
    "You can set your sail toward the horizon, and though you will never reach it, isn't the sunset beautiful?"




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25 comments:

  1. Beautiful Five Sentence Fiction.

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    1. Thanks! The journey is sometimes more enjoyable than the destination, and each of us has to make the best of what we have.

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    2. And I see you have a poetry ebook on Amazon!

      Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Courageous-Following-Mini-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00MUC6EBK

      Always good to have another poet around!

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  2. I agree. This is beautiful, and how we need to appreciate those sunsets. Yes, I really loved this one!

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    1. Thanks, Valerie! I apologize for not responding to everyone's comments as quickly as usual. It's been a busy week/weekend!

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    1. Yes, it's what makes the journey worthwhile!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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  5. It's the journey, not the destination... We spend too much time wishing our lives away... well observed.

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    1. Yes, and sometimes we never get our wish OR enjoy the journey!

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  6. Yes, the journey makes it all worthwhile. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Shailaja! (And that's a really cute story for your FSF post - http://shailajav.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/hope-on-the-horizon-five-sentence-fiction/ )

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  7. I agree: order another drink and enjoy the sunset.

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    1. Thanks, Tess. Some people have a difficult time understanding what is important. But I know that you do!

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  8. I love the feel of this lyrical little story!
    http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2014/10/horizon.html

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    1. Thanks! I have to admit, I'm a little surprised at the number of comments this post has inspired!

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  9. sometimes journey is more beautiful than the destination

    The Performer

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    1. Yes, it is! And I see you've combined two challenges in one. I'll have to check out Three Word Wednesday!

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  10. Nice - this is well written, with a lovely message.

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  11. It's all about the appreciating the journey. A beautifully written piece. x

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to check out your "Horror Bites" challenge. I haven't done mine yet. And I have to tell you, I miss Lizzie "Loodles"!

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  12. Getting there is usually more interesting than being there...and once there we tend to find somewhere else we want to "goal".

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    1. So true. We're never satisfied. Thanks for stopping by to read and comment!

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