Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Flame

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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: FLAME.

(This week I’m also very late and under-prepared, but I didn’t want to miss out.)


The building had been empty for years: boards hung from doorways as their fixings rusted away. A boy picked at the wood with a fingertip, glanced around to make sure he wasn’t overlooked, then slipped inside. The interior was cool and dark after the scorching afternoon sun.

Later, the burning heat of mid-summer was no match for the show of lights from the old cinema. As horns and sirens approached, the boy crossed the car park to see what all the fuss was about, his face serene.



Lillie McFerrin Writes

Written by Sarah Ann

April 2, 2013 at 11:48 am

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