FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – The Last Straw – Pieces 11/22/2013 Rated PG

Source: http://www.ipreferparis.net/2009/01/ Taken from FSF site – unrelated to story

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: PIECES


After reading my entry below (Scott V), please click > HERE < for the rest of the entries.  Enjoy!


The Last Straw

By Scott L Vannatter

He picked up the items and tried to manage a smile, but could not.

I mean, really, he wondered if they had been worth the price:  he had actually lost pieces of himself in this mess.

Then, she found him and, with some reluctance, he handed the precious relics to her.

She smiled, holding them at arm’s length to get a good view and so he could see her smile beaming at him.

“Just remember,” he said, brushing the loose straw from his outfit, “you need to click the heels and say ‘there’s no place like home’ three times for them to work.”


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  • Nada Adel Sobhi  On November 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Interesting though I’m not sure what he made for her :$
    I like the irony of ‘literally losing pieces of him’ – I can imagine he lost an arm and a leg lol


    • kindredspirit23  On November 25, 2013 at 1:15 am

      Hm, not sure I understand your idea of “made for her.” He was holding the ruby slippers from Wizard of Oz.


      • Nada Adel Sobhi  On November 27, 2013 at 5:49 am

        Ah ok. I didn’t get what he was holding in his hand. I thought he had ‘created’ something. I didn’t read the book.
        Thank you for the explanation.


  • JM Cogdell  On November 24, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I did enjoy this one very much. Didn’t see the punch line coming, those are the best kind.


  • Robin Leigh Morgan  On November 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    It seems as if this guy and his wife had one hell of an ado over what must people would consider a very trivial matter. Once the fracas had ended and both sides had calmed down, each side now seems to want to forget everything that has happened over the past few hours, and return to the blissful relationship which existed previously.

    Have a GREAT WEEK !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  • raeme67  On November 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Very cute.



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