Tuesday, December 24, 2013

FSF Challenge - Silver

Lillie McFerrin Writes
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,
includes my poem, The Ballad of Drunken Jack.
Available on Amazon for Kindle or in paperback.

One for the holidays... 

Jingle Bells

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     "I know you miss her, but I'm sure that wherever she is, she's alright," he said, putting his arm around wife as they sat in front of the packages they feared would never be opened. "You shouldn't do this to yourself every year."
     "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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  1. Oh, my...this one really pulls at the heart. Very well done.
    You mentioned cats, regarding my story. Chloe Jo is 12 lbs. & Grizelda is 13 lbs. Sisters that are half Maine Coon. Maggie P. is 17 lbs., purebred Maine Coon. They each fill a lap & then some! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks!

      Yes, they're all a good bit bigger than my little kitty!

  2. Beautifully written! The jingling of the bells, and then that sweetest of words-"Mom." I loved this piece-really well done!

    1. Thanks! I can only image how a mother would feel in such a situation.


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