Thursday, February 20, 2014

FSF Challenge - Sunshine

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 week's story takes us on a road trip to the other side...

One-Way Trip

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    "The sun certainly is bright coming through that break in the trees ahead," said Kyle as he walked along the tree-lined lane with his wife.
    "Yes," she replied, "and it's playing tricks on my eyes. I don't remember the road taking a turn like that."
    "That's odd, because I was thinking the same thing."
     They looked back to get their bearings only to see themselves lying in the road, entwined in the erratic tracks of a car whose driver had lost control, and the crew of an ambulance in a frantic, but futile, attempt at revival.

  Words: 96
  Characters: 433
  Sentences: 5 (of course!)
  Words per sentence: 19.2

The horror anthology,
includes my poem,
The Ballad of Drunken Jack.
Available on Amazon for Kindle or in paperback.
The zombie anthology,
Haiku of the Dead
by Dreamscape Press,
includes my poem,
Hunting Season.
Available on Amazon in paperback.

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  1. Terrific - I didn't see it coming.

  2. Ohh the twist! gr8 take on the prompt

    1. It may be the darkest story I've ever written about sunshine! Thanks for reading!

  3. Oh my days, what an ending and so unexpected and it gave me a bit of a chill too. You're very good at putting so much into a short post.

    1. Thanks for the compliment! It's been a real learning experience on FSF. I get to see how others do it here and I've gotten quite an education from reading their work.


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