Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

Five Sentence Fiction – Purple

with 13 comments

Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration. Anyone wishing to participate writes a five sentence story based on the prompt. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences, just use it for direction.


This week: PURPLE


I asked you not to hit me again. You didn’t listen.

At the hospital, they poked and prodded, took photos. The police came and asked more questions.

In court tomorrow, you’ll hear the sentence.


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Written by Sarah Ann

February 8, 2013 at 9:09 pm

13 Responses

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  1. Powerful, and empowering.
    McGuffy’s Reader

    McGuffy Ann

    February 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

  2. Nicely done. And succinct – which is harder that it seems!

    K R Smith

    February 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    • I don’t suppose I could be as succint with another idea. There just didn’t seem to be any space in this story for embellishment. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Sarah Ann

      February 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  3. Good for her! Nice take on the prompt.


    February 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  4. oh, I want to know what happened!


    February 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    • Hmm. I’m not sure what happened. I wrote this as man beating a woman. Then wondered if she’d set him up. I’m still wondering.

      Sarah Ann

      February 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  5. Wow – nice police..I would have handcuffed him up and took him in but yes, they probably did. Very succinct and clever use of word limit there.


    February 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    • Thanks. I’m not very good at writing long drawn out sentences!

      Sarah Ann

      February 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  6. Short, sweet to the point, justice. Very powerful in such few words; how do you do it?

    Lizzie Koch

    February 10, 2013 at 1:32 am

    • Thank you for your kind comments. I ‘m not good with long sentences – sometimes get lost in the middle. I’m lucky five was enough to get the story told.

      Sarah Ann

      February 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  7. A statement as blunt and dark as the purple marks staining her body. Good for her, maybe this time he will be stopped… at least long enough for her to come to her senses and run as fast and far as she can go!

    Josie Two Shoes

    February 13, 2013 at 5:21 am

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