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FSF – Five Sentence Fiction: 5/2/2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Festival

The Fabulous Lillie McFerrin runs this!

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I 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:  FESTIVAL


“A Thing to Celebrate”

Josie’s eyes were bigger this year than others, since she was at the yearly town festival without her parents because she had turned 15 in March, and because she had swept her classes with all As both semesters.

She noticed everything all around her; there was the Merry-go-round, the Tilt-a-whirl, all the sideshows and things to do, as well as the tents and the concession building which was run by the Shriners.

Her eyes were also big because her hand was settled in the hand of a Junior, Doug Malvets, who played basketball and ran track as well as played in the band; he had asked her to meet him and she was all tipsy inside as they climbed aboard the Ferris Wheel.

The circular ride carried them round and round, high enough to see the entire town from the top; when it stopped, so did her heart.

Doug looked at Josie, then closed his eyes as he leaned toward her for a kiss, her first; it was a moment she would never forget up to the day she passed away from Cancer after two children and thirty-eight wonderful years of marriage to Doug.




Friday Fictioneers – Walkway to Wonder – Genre: Sci-Fi

Friday Fictioneers Photo Prompt for 1/25/2013:

“Walkway to Wonder”

January 22, 2013:  Jordan stepped onto the bridge and crept toward the halo marking the midpoint.  When there, he took off his snowy gloves to “touch” the halo.  No sensation.  Glove in hand, he made his decision and strode strongly into the colorful aperture.

As Jordan stepped out into paradise, his first thoughts embarrassed him.  He looked at the beautiful palm trees, the blue ocean, and the nearly cloudless sky and could not help but see the T-shirt he had bought once.  Stated on the front:

“Hate Oz.

Hate you, too.

Took the Shoes. Find your own way home.






PS: true T-shirt, but don’t know the makers to give credit to.

Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers – 12/14/2012


Brother grabs me by my arm.

“You have to see!  You have to see!”

I am in a mood, tired of all this crap.

“Yeah, yeah.  What am I seeing now?” Another world-changer I imagine.  The last one was a time-traveling toaster.  The garage wiring was three days being fixed.

“No, no, this time, this time…” He was even more insistent.  “The globe, er… ball and laptop…connected by dimensional…”

I am losing patience.  Then, the sky darkens and the wind picks up bad.

“What?”  I wonder.

Brother’s eyes go wide.

“I, I must’ve…left it on!”

I hear the ear-shattering roar…



Friday Fictioneers


“Did you see it?”  Jordan looked at Kyle then back at the metal sculpture.

Kyle stared at the two-part piece.  The hand, finger pointing to the right with the jeering head right below it took up most of the wall.

“No, I didn’t see it.”  Then, he did.

The hand closed but for the finger, opened slightly.   Black flakes fell down onto the face, which snarled even more and silently … sneezed.

He saw the small inscription under the face and read:

“Life’s a joke or nothing to sneeze at…up to you. – Curly”

“I’ll be darned,” said Kyle. “Moe? Larry?”


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

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