Friday, March 13, 2015

Five Sentence Fiction - VINDICTIVE

  Just press the button.
  That's all I have to do and my worries'll be over; I'll be able to sleep again, although I don't know where cause Karen'll kick me out of the apartment the second she finds out.
 How could she keep doing this to a guy like Gary anyway? She never deserved him.
 Just hit send and it'll all be over.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Five Sentence Fiction - INNOCENCE

  He locked the apartment door behind him and  tucked the key in the pocket of his backpack then tossed it next to the pile of shoes in the hallway. Sliding the kitchen chair across the floor to the counter, he climbed up and took the peanut butter down from the second shelf. Most days he made a sandwich, but today he just dug the big spoon into the jar and began to eat; Power Rangers was coming on soon and he didn't want to miss one second of it.
 The phone rang and for an instant he considered not answering it, but knowing there'd be hell to pay if he didn't, he picked up.
He glanced up at the clock striking 4 and looked longingly at the television as he said "Yeah mom, I'm fine".

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Five Sentence Fiction - FURIOUS

  Head pounding and hands shaking, she slams the lid on her suitcase. Tears continue to fall even though she physically tries to will them away. She paces between  nightstand and window, then grabs her things and heads for the door. Stopping mid stride, she begins frantically searching through her purse. She pulls out a well worn love letter and  places it under his forgotten cell phone, and Janet's text asking him what time he'll be over.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction - ALONE

 She absentmindedly rubbed the ears of the little dog lying next to her on the sidewalk as the words to the old Gospel song drifted through the church window.
  It wasn't long ago she had stood on the altar of her own church singing with the choir, her parents watching with pride.

 Absorbed in the music, she didn't notice the elderly woman reaching down to put a dollar in her cup.

 As the choir repeated the last verse, she made no move to wipe away the tears rolling down the cheeks which hadn't felt her mother's kiss in nearly two years.

 In a whisper, she joined the voices singing "Lead me home."

Monday, November 25, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction - PIECES

A word.
A look.
A touch.

All have the power to give or take.
All can break a heart or put it back together.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction - DETERMINATION

   As she stood backstage warming up, her manager came by and, with his usual toothy grin, told her it was another sell-out.
  She smiled to herself and shook her head as she looked around at the crew scurrying with last minute details and listened to the crowd chanting her name.
  The words of her 7th grade teacher came back to her, as they had every night since the day they were said all those years ago.
"Stop singing, Sara, you sound like a frog."

  The smile was still on her face as she walked onstage and stepped up to the  microphone.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction - ENRAPTURE

Alone in the darkened hospital room, I cradle his newborn warmth against my bare skin. Although we have spent the last nine months together, this is the first time we have ever really met.
 I gently trace my finger along every feature of his precious face, committing them not only to my memory, but to my heart and my soul. I whisper hopes and dreams and love for him into his perfect ear.
 His tiny fingers grasp mine and I kiss the top of his downy head.