Five Sentence Fiction – Vacation

Once again, Lillie McFerrin brings us Five Sentence Fiction (click to check it out).  After reading my entry below, please click > HERE < to read the other creations.  Enjoy!!!

copied from Lillie’s Blog. Copyright permission to use assumed.

When I arrived, the police were already checking the vacation scene out, what little there was to check out.

Truth was the scene was pretty plain (weird, but plain):  there was a large, green book with a long, thin, cloth, black bookmark in it; there was a pair of dark sunglasses, not cheap, not expensive laying on top of the book; there was a rumpled, dry beach towel on the ground beside the other stuff; and there were a few drops of red (blood?) liquid marking parts of a line from the towel to the ocean.

After asking the officers’ permission, I picked up the green book belonging to my aunt Gilda and read the title of the marked page:  midway through the story “Sirens of the Undead” by Scott L Vannatter in the Kevin Bufton anthology of horror “The Dead Sea“.

I read the story, thought about it for a bit, then looked at the scene again thinking, “I wonder…”.

I looked out over the ocean and could swear I saw a tail fin and a shock of blond hair rise up and then go under the water.




Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  • Indira  On May 2, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Mystery is thickening. Brilliant use of the link of your book.


  • Robin Leigh Morgan  On April 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Why would the police check a “vacation” scene out, I’d expected a murder scene some sort instead. I also like the way you’ve snuck in a little self-promotion there as well. I like the mystery which is present – a mystery of the missing blond and the sighted fin of a shark – – is there a connection ??? ! ! !

    Robin Leigh Morgan – YA Paranormal Author – “I Kissed a Ghost” 🙂 🙂 🙂


    • kindredspirit23  On April 25, 2014 at 12:58 am

      I basically just wanted to use the word “vacation”. Obviously, it is a murder scene as someone saw the things there and the “blood” and called.
      As for the connection, you would have to read my self-promoted story to understand that fully! 🙂


Feel free to say something; I look forward to it!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

North Noir


carly books

I read lots of books, from mythology retellings to literary fiction and I love to reread books from childhood, this is a place to voice my thoughts for fun. I also like to ramble about things such as art or nature every now and again.



<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: