Saturday, December 10, 2011

Five Sentence Fiction


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Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction. This week's inspiration word is : Nineteen


She counted them from left to right, over and over again, but each time she ended up with nineteen. Ten fingers and nine toes wiggling as she numbered them off one by one. She was positive she went to bed with twenty; the missing toe, not missing at all. Yet somewhere between night and daybreak, the little piggy made its heroic escape. How curious, she thought, as she counted them again.

10 comments:

Eleanor Hutchinson said...

This made me chuckle, I love the idea that it's just curious rather than frightning. I like the imagery with the piggy literally escaping, too.

write_me_happy said...

Oh good! I'm glad you liked it :)

jtvancouver said...

how curious indeed! Your story pulled me in immediately. Really enjoyed this! Jo-Anne

Lillie McFerrin said...

This is awesome! I agree, the imagery here is great!!! The 'little piggy(s)...heroic escape' was my favorite :)

write_me_happy said...

Thanks for all the great feedback! I really enjoyed writing it :)

ashviper said...

This was very creative and visual. Great job.

spring days, new growth said...

That is just gorgeous, made me laugh out loud. Now how bizarre to lose a toe in one's sleep! Funny, how the prompt can send us in similar directions - I've got fingers and toes in my piece too!
Kate

April Plummer said...

Hello! Found you on Dana's Daily Dose blog and thought I'd say hi! I love those sentences! I wanna know what happened to her toe...and why she isn't more upseta about it!

write_me_happy said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! I'm not sure where the idea came from but that's what I love best about writing, it's often a surprise!

Dana said...

Love this! The surprise is great. :)

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