Thursday, July 10, 2014

FSF Challenge - Pages



Lillie McFerrin Writes
This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:

Pages

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 prompt really set me off... in a good way, of course. So we're having a 3-for-1 sale! The first is a poem inspired by another FSF entry.





Love and a Good Book



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Note: I wrote this after reading Madeline's entry for this week's FSF challenge. The poem is about reading a book. Honest. Well, anyway, that's the story I'm sticking to...  Read Madeline's first to understand where I came up with this.


I inhale the bouquet, a perfume like no other.

My fingers touch lightly,
Caressing in anticipation.

Opening before me for the first time,
All is offered to my eyes.

My imagination runs wild
With the promise of the next moment,
The next hour,
Until it is finally over.

Yet even when our story is done,
And there are no more pages to turn,
You will be mine forever.


                                         K. R. Smith






Homework

This is for all the computer geeks. I had a crash at work and, wouldn't you know, the words "page fault" flashed up on the screen. Then I saw this prompt. Put the two together and this is what you get.

   "Mom? I need help with my book report."
    "What's the matter, honey?"
    "I was printing it out from the computer and I got this message saying there was a page fault. I've read my report over maybe a hundred times and I still can't find it."






The Missing Words


    She thumbed through a diary, one written long ago, and the memories surged from inside her heart. It told of her first love, her true love, a man she knew while growing from a girl into a woman. It told of the places they went, the times they shared, and she could feel those same emotions again from the faded words. Then she came to the page that was missing, a page torn out in anger and burned. The words that had tortured her had long been destroyed, yet the pain was as fresh as the wind that swirled around the bridge on which she stood.  



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© 2012-2014 K. R. Smith All rights reserved

25 comments:

  1. I am honored that my post inspired a beautiful poem here. Lobe your writing!

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    1. It was because your words described what I wanted to say, only in a different way. Thank you for reading my poem and commenting!

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  2. Oops! Love, love! Not lobe? Oh dear. The hazards of commenting on my iPad.

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    1. My Droid phone has the same problem! But I understood and your comment was greatly appreciated!

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  3. Wow! That was beautiful :) The anticipation of a book lover is very well expressed :)

    FSF - Unfaithful Love

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    1. Thank you! I noticed your FSF entry has a similar idea (about a diary being burnt) as the third offering in my FSF post. Great minds think alike!

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    1. Thanks! Sorry it is taking so long to respond to everyone's comments. It's been a busy week...

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  5. I am a book lover too :)
    Well expressed!

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    1. Even in this age of e-books, a real book is something special. Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. I absolutely loved your poem.

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    1. Thank you, Janaki! I've been doing a lot of poems lately, but I'm not sure why. Please stop back again!

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  7. All three of these are absolutely wonderful. The last one was especially powerful. I better step up my game this week. ;)

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    1. That last one is a little dark and sad, and it leaves you right at the high point. Thanks for reading!

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  8. All three of these are terrific, K.R. But I have to say I think I like the poem best of all. I did not read the other writer's post first as you suggested because I really wanted to get yours fresh. And you have described exactly --- exactly --- how I have felt multiple times about a book. And what a blessing to be so creative in all those forms: the serious, the humorous, and the poetic.

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    1. However it works for you is OK by me! I just wanted everyone to know where t got the inspiration. Credit where credit is due!

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  9. Very creative; three very different interpretations here. I enjoyed them all.

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    1. Thanks! I don't know why this one inspired me to do 3.

      I hope to get around to reading everyone else's entries, but work has been something else these last few weeks.

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    1. Thank you! I always look forward to reading your entries, too!

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  11. What fun. Three very different stories. Love, humor, and sadness. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you for reading! And taking the time to comment!

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  12. Impressive, K - one word, three different moods and stories. The poem expresses exactly how I feel after finishing a really good book - the ones that not only linger but become a part of you. The story of the diary is mournful. I find myself feeling for her, and hoping the mention of the bridge is not portentous!

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    1. Sometimes a prompt brings out a flood of ideas - this was one of them! For the bridge scene - I have a hard time writing about bad things happening to people. I'm thinking there will be some change in her life even as she stands on the edge. That would be a more interesting tale!

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  13. If it was a Hollywood story, Bruce Willis would arrive in a helicopter to save her at the last moment

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