FSF- Sparks – The Fire of Fury – Horror – R – 01/23/2014

Lilly McFerrin, once again hosts Five Sentence Fiction, the place in which writers create a five-sentence stand alone story from the one-word prompt.  This week Sparks is the word prompt.  After reading my entry below, please click > HERE < for the rest of the stories.  Enjoy!!!


FSF – Sparks

The Fire of Fury

By Scott L Vannatter

The night crawlers came out of nowhere and headed straight toward Carolyn and Billy as they walked down the dirt road toward the next small town.

Since the death of Jordan, Billy’s father, Carolyn had sworn protection to the boy and two of the infected were not going to change that; however, when two more stepped out of the bushes, she was less sure of the outcome.

Carolyn ran with Billy in tow, but the boy had fallen earlier that day and could not move fast enough and Carolyn could not carry him more than a couple dozen yards.

She decided to save her strength and face them now, so the hunting knife flashed and flicked as three attackers dropped to the ground.

Carolyn turned to face the last attacker and sparks flew as she saw the fourth night crawler on top of Billy, its mouth open and moving toward the child’s throat.




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  • Johne586  On June 6, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love , btw outstanding style. Audacity, a lot more audacity and always audacity. by Georges Jacques Danton. ffcdbddckefd


    • kindredspirit23  On June 6, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Hm, well, nothing wrong with a little audacity.
      Thanks for stopping by; hope to see you again,


  • Valerie  On January 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Carolyn is a fighter, You’ve created a strong character in her, and I hope in the end things will come out okay for her. A gripping piece of writing!


    • kindredspirit23  On January 27, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Love hearing that. She has captured my heart and. while I don’t quite know how it will all end, I am sure she will come out winning in some way.


  • ranu802  On January 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    It was hard to read what happened in the end.


    • kindredspirit23  On January 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I know. When I wrote it, I didn’t like it, but it felt right, somehow.
      I think when the entire story is done, it will show forth.
      I have let Carolyn’s character shape the story so far. She has a lot of bad things happen to her, but seems to come out okay in the end.
      We will see.


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