Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FSF Challenge - Furious

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.

A pun a day keeps the editor at bay...

Mad Cat

Image "Siberian Cat" courtesy of Willem Siers at www.freedigitalphotos.net

     "I'm sorry, Debbie," said the teacher to the young student, "but I don't understand the story you wrote for your homework assignment. Why was your cat mad?"
     The child looked up at the teacher, her eyes squinting, and replied, "My cat wasn't mad."
     "But you said he was furious—which I must admit, is a very, very big word for a child your age."
     "Well, he's very, very hairy!"

Sorry... so terribly sorry...

  Words: 69
  Characters: 307
  Sentences: 5 (of course! ...via the liberal use of the em dash.)
  Words per sentence: 13.8

Image "Siberian Cat" courtesy of Willem Siersi / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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The Ballad of Drunken Jack.
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Haiku of the Dead
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  1. A furious cat. How sweet is that :)

  2. the emdash is my friend...
    that is fun. I liked it.

    1. It comes in especially useful for these Five Sentence Fiction postings. Thanks for reading, and sorry it took so long to reply to your (and everyone else's) comment. It's been a busy week!

  3. Cute -- both the picture and the story.

    I believe very strongly is judicious -- or outright gluttonous -- use of the em dash. They are parenthetical without being coy.

    1. Thanks, Tess. Glad to see you still have time to drop by! New job and all... Been a busy time for me, so it took a while to respond.


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