Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Cherish

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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: CHERISH


As a child he was always there. My grandfather’s photo sat centre stage on the mantelpiece: wavy hair, great fitting suit, huge smile across his face on the day my mum married.

One day I asked, ‘Grandma, why do you still talk to Granddad?’

‘You don’t stop loving, or talking to, someone just because they die.’

I never did thank you for that, did I Gran?


Lillie McFerrin Writes

Written by Sarah Ann

February 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

10 Responses

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  1. Brilliant and touching!


    February 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  2. Gran is right, and was a very smart lady!


    February 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm

  3. Gran sounds like a brilliant woman. You have told her story beautifully.

    Amy @BettyRants

    February 18, 2013 at 1:17 am

  4. This is just the most beautiful story and the last sentence really makes it. She sounds like the most wonderful person. xxx

    Lizzie Koch

    February 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    • Thanks. I just wish I’d known her and she wasn’t a character.

      Sarah Ann

      February 18, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  5. The last sentence works perfectly, and what you’ve written is so true! Thank you!

    Lisa Shambrook

    February 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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