Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Edge

with 3 comments

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:  EDGE.


He stands on the verge of something huge.

He tests one leg, then the other, strength and confidence surging through him. He lets go the chair that has been keeping him grounded, takes a step forward, then another.

He falters, falls, lands on his rump; his mouth forms an ‘o’, his forehead a slight frown.

He rolls onto his knees, pulls himself up by the sofa, turns, and positions himself ready to attempt this walking lark again.


Lillie McFerrin Writes

Written by Sarah Ann

April 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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  1. Well written. Leaves much room for mystery.


    April 18, 2013 at 3:35 am

  2. Your description could be a caption on some of my mother’s old pictures taken when I was just learning to walk. Unfortunately, they could also be a caption for an image of me 40 years later after too much to drink. You have a nice style in this piece.

    K R Smith

    April 19, 2013 at 1:33 am

    • Thank you for that lovely commment, which has set up a whole new set of images in my mind.

      Sarah Ann

      April 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

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