Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FSF Challenge - Ruins

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.

Respect for a Lady

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     It was an unexpected find—there weren't supposed to be any ancient civilizations capable of such stonework anywhere near the area, yet here he stood, awestruck by their great buildings, one of which held an intricately carved tomb. If the depiction on the lid was accurate, it contained a woman of high rank and of great beauty. He considered the ramifications of making his discovery public; the site would soon be swarming with archaeologists, tourists, and, perhaps, the occasional looter. The thoughts of her final resting place being disturbed, of her being handled, sampled, and displayed, seemed entirely inappropriate. Before he turned to leave forever, he whispered, "This is for you, Princess."

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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. Nice. Where the box with bizarre and wicked from?

    1. The custom boxes can be made through the Blogger interface. You can set up any sort of reaction you want. Thanks for reading and for noticing the reaction boxes! It's always nice to get feedback!

  2. This somehow makes me think of an old Bogey movie, like the African Queen. It has a feel of an old classic. It makes me want to know more.

    1. I had to laugh when I read your comment. After I wrote this, I was reading over it before posting and had the exact same feeling!


  3. Replies
    1. Wait... let me get my hat and whip...

      Hello, Tess! Glad you stopped by. Sorry I haven't communicated much lately. I've been so busy I've hardly had time to keep up with anyone. Hope the new job is working out for you.

    2. I'm sorry I haven't been around very much of late. I always enjoy popping in to see what you're up to, though. How's the writing going?

    3. I understand completely. I've had to cut back my blogging and tweeting and other stuff - this is the time of year when my day job is insane. I'm still waiting for the editors of the two stories that were accepted last year to get back to me, and I have a haiku waiting for acceptance/rejection. I did the art work for Terri Deno's haiku book (I really need to get back and practice my drawing). I'm trying to get back to work on my longer stories - I have a lot of them half finished. I just need the time!

    4. Time is the luxury it is because it is so hard to come by!
      I didn't know you were an artist as well, though I should have because of your very fine photography.
      It takes a very long time to work through the acceptance to payment and publication process, doesn't it? Crikey.

    5. I did make a joke on one of my posts about being published posthumously, but the joke may be on me!


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