Friday, March 13, 2015

FSF Challenge - Vindictive

Five Sentence Fiction badge from Lillie McFerrin Writes

This week's writing challenge
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.

I have two this week because I've missed a few lately. I've been doing some other writing, and I'm way behind on that, too. Anyway, here they are!

#1 A woman scorned...

Sharp Girl

Image of woman tied to railroad tracks - Source:

     Vanessa sat in the theatre where the old movies were playing, but her mind wasn't on the film. Brad had talked her into going, and then called to cancel at the last minute leaving her standing in the lobby with two tickets. If that wasn't bad enough, a friend sent a text telling her she'd seen Brad at the beach with another girl. She glanced up just as the scene of the helpless girl tied to the railroad tracks appeared, and smiled. "If she had a blade like mine," Vanessa thought as her fingers caressed the hunting knife in her purse, "she could fix all her problems."

#2 Based on the picture more than the prompt, this one is on the humorous side... well, dark humor.


     "I'm glad we got that part of the movie shot. With such a short time between trains, getting the equipment and actors in place—and then back out again—was a really tough job."
     "Well, it's over now," he said, pausing for a moment until the train whistle stopped, "and we can take a nice, long lunch before the afternoon's shoot. Let's get everyone together and head over to the food wagon."
     "Say—has anyone seen Mary?"

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  1. Oh, my. Good job here. Yikes.
    Here is my story:

  2. Awesome! Love the dark turn it took.

    1. Thanks! I do a lot of stories with dark turns!

      (See Kathy's at

  3. Love both of them. Really good work.

    1. Thanks! Sometimes I get more than one idea and don't know which to post, so I end up doing both. Writer's block has never been a problem for me...

  4. Love your two stories! Great takes on the prompt. I especially like the first one. The sudden reference to her knife was a great shocker!

    1. Thanks! I haven't had much time lately to read or write, but I try to sneak something in when I can. And the first one is the more serious piece. I'm glad worked for you!


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