Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Conquer

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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, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week: CONQUER


I had trouble coming up with five sentences on this week’s prompt until I read Janet Webb’s posting on a faithful husband and how to remain one – Step 1. Stay busy.  Conquer something other than women.


Squeak, screech, squeal, scream; like a cat with its tail trapped in a door.

Maddie put her fingers in her ears as Danny attacked the violin once again. She knew she should be more supportive; at least her son didn’t need to be nagged to practise. Every day after school and homework, Danny plucked and strummed, stroked and rubbed strings the with his bow.

Not too many years later Maddie sat smiling in the front row as Danny took the stage as first violinist.


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Written by Sarah Ann

March 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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  1. You got a lot of story out of your five sentence. Glad my pose provided some inspiration! To hear that was music to my ears. 🙂



    March 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    • Are you punning again, Janet? Thank you for the inspiration – I was completely stuck before I read your post.

      Sarah Ann

      March 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

  2. No pain…


    March 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  3. This was really good! I enjoyed it!

    McGuffy Ann Morris

    March 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    • Thank you. I wasn’t sure the last line was a bit weak – ever so slightly obvious. I’m very pleased you enjoyed it.

      Sarah Ann

      March 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  4. Ha. conquer by suffering… fortunately it was violin and not bagpipe.

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