Thursday, February 27, 2014

FSF Challenge - Misunderstanding

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.

This is why I never took dancing lessons...

Save The Last Dance

Image "Rose And Pistol by Pong" courtesy of Pong at

    "Misunderstanding, my ass," she said as a faint whiff of smoke rose from the end of the barrel. "You could dance with her just fine, but with me you wouldn't even try!" 
    As she opened the door to leave, she met face to face with the woman she despised, the one she saw with her man in that very room just a week before, and was so enraged she yelled, "What the hell do you think you're doing here?"
     "Uh—I'm here to give Mr. Wilson his next dancing lesson. I really hope he's available because he wants to surprise his girlfriend soon—and he's already paid."

Yes, my friends, he has already paid...

  Words: 106
  Characters: 452
  Sentences: 5 (of course! ...via the liberal use of the em dash.)
  Words per sentence: 21.2

Image "Rose And Pistol by Pong" courtesy of Pong /

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  1. woaa she reacted too soon... poor guy... brilliant story.

    1. Yes, she jumped the gun a little (pun intended)!

      Thanks for reading and commenting! Now if I can just find the time to read everyone else's FSF post this week....

  2. Ohh God..that was really something! Thanks for sharing

  3. The ultimate misunderstanding! And I love how you let us think the worst as well, and then, bang! An ending with a twist! This was an excellent piece of writing!

    1. Thank you! It's true - this is about as far as you you can take a misunderstanding. I hope she has a good lawyer...

  4. Oops! A great read :-)

    1. Just a little mistake! Happens to everyone!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


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