Monday, January 9, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction

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

She came to the library often enough that the librarian knew her by face; her smile was warm and inviting, like the library itself. The countless rows filled with countless books, all keeping their secrets locked tight within their pages. Her stomach growled and her heart ached, both hungry for that which they did not possess. She wondered what it was like to be full of food and words. To visit the library for more than just to escape the weather.

*This was a really difficult word for me. Hope it's not as crap as I think it is.

14 comments:

Jo-Anne Teal (jtvancouver) said...

"she wondered what it was like to be full of food and words" LOVE IT! I think you did great Ang!

Lillie McFerrin said...

It is not anything close to crap!! Seriously, I like this so much. The first two sentences, I was thinking yeah, yep, that's how I feel. And, then stark reality. How easy it is to take those things for granted. Awesome job.

Angie Richmond said...

Awe I'm blushing over here. Thanks ladies!

This was a REALLY hard prompt for me. I wrote a few others before settling on this one. Now I'm glad I did.

Angela said...

Ooooo I LOVE this one!!! If you had read my current work-in-porgress, you would understand why.

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Angela. Now I want to read your WIP :)

Lillie McFerrin said...

@Angela I want to read it, too :)

Meghan said...

Ooooo I like it! The first sentence in I wasn't sure how you were going to link the library with hunger but you pulled it off! Great writing :)

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks Meg

Donna B. McNicol said...

Phew...perfect imagery, I could see the homeless lady in the corner. Well done!

Angie Richmond said...

Thank you, Donna!

Daniel Swensen said...

Hey Angie, I'm sure this will come as a big shock -- I nominated you for a Versatile Bloggers Award. Okay, it's not shocking at all, but I tried to sell it as best I could. http://surlymuse.com/its-versatile-its-a-blogger-its-a-versatile-blogger-award/

Angie Richmond said...

You did a very good job at selling it! Thanks Daniel, it's an honour and a pleasure to be thought of by you!

spring days, new growth said...

Angie, you created a sense of emotional and physical and intellectual(?) hunger here. v well done!
Kate

Angie Richmond said...

Thanks for the comment Kate!

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