Too late

Five Sentence Fiction

Prompt: Scorching

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Too late

She could feel the scorching heat against her face on the wind.

The farm was almost entirely engulfed. James came back from the animal pens, his face dirty with ash and soot and his clothes torn and dirty.

“Could you save them?” she asked.

His face was full of guilt as he answered, “They’re all gone.”

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Waves

Five Sentence Fiction

Lillie McFerrin Writes

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This week’s word: WAVES

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Waves

The waves roared and crashed against the wet sand, creeping ever forward to smooth over and claim time and memories left behind.

She would not let him carve out their names; wouldn’t let him leave behind anything, but their foot prints.

He stopped presenting her with shells and smoothed stones; she would only say they belonged to the sea.

She fell in love there, with bare feet in cold water; her heart was torn between her first love of the roaring waters and this man.

The memories of salt air, the setting sun and his warm hands was all that she would take, it was all that belonged to them.

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Changes

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Five sentence Fiction

Prompt: Changes

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Changes

Three days passed and on the morning of the fourth there came a knock on the door that pulled me from uneasy sleep.

A lumbering man with thick arms like trees and hard eyes, came inside followed by the still gracefulness of the king.

I sat dumbfounded against the now warmer walls of my corner as this mountain started speaking. I could understand every beautiful word from his scarred lips.

“The king has been making changes. You will no longer be executed.”

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Isolated

Five Sentence Fiction – Isolated

Lillie McFerrin Writes

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Isolated

He must have thought me a very strange creature and so with a wave of his hand I was dragged away to an isolated room far below the icy palace.

My cell had a tiny wooden bed frame lined with hay with only a piece of dirty fabric to keep me warm. There was an unlit fireplace dirty with soot and ash, and only one window, high above on the wall before me.

I sat in the corner beneath the window, where I could look at the iron door. I gathered my feet underneath me, refusing to let the cold drag me down further.

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Follows the post before the king -> Before the King

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The hunt

Five Sentence Fiction – Hunt

Lillie McFerrin Writes

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The Hunt

Five days they had tracked the great bear.

On the sixth day, as dawn broke over the forest, the hunters descended upon the sleeping creature.

Omari held up his spear and steadied his breathing before thrusting it forward.

The great bear went down, roaring, as more spears were thrown, overwhelming the creature.

Behind the fur hulk, Omari found two little eyes of a cub staring up at him.

The beginning

Five sentence fiction – Entrance

Lillie McFerrin Writes

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The Beginning

The cold was beginning to numb the deepest parts of me. Trying to communicate with the Ice men were of no use; they simply ignored me and carried on.

I fought sleep until I was voilently ripped form my carrier and thrown down. There was no snow to cushion my fall, only hard rock that led to the entrance of their city.

The leader of the group, a tall man with eyes like coal, pushed me through the opening of the rock where the light poured in over us.

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This follows this post – Found. 

I thought it would be interesting to take prompts and expand the story, since a few of you wanted to read more.

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Five Sentence Fiction

Five sentence fiction prompt – Engulf

Engulf verb: Sweepover (something) so as to surround or cover it compeletely/ powerfully affect (someone); overwhelm.

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She was ready for something more than this world was willing to give. She found that he, the boy she loved so dearly, was not the one to give her, her heart’s desire.

Alone and broken she found new light in the face of a beautiful stranger, with kindness and love and sadness in his eyes, who she realised had always been there. He was not so strange after all.

His love swept over her, engulfed her, until she was, not as the world understood it, but in a radically new way, completely complete in his love.

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