Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Angles – Marie

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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: ANGLES



Marie was all elbows and knees, her joints jutting out in all directions. Her eyebrows formed mountains, her nose mirrored a ski-slope, and her lips were wide. Her ears stuck out perpendicularly to her skull and her ankles were scrawny and pointed.

In the village where she grew up, people would laugh and made comments behind their hands as she passed by.

Marie knew she was not a great beauty, but she filled Picasso with inspiration.



Lillie McFerrin Writes

Written by Sarah Ann

April 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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  1. This is probably the most original post I’ve read for this prompt. Good work!

    K R Smith

    April 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  2. Ho. Ho. So very cute.
    Pablo loved her angles and your story… 😉

    The Writers Village

    April 23, 2013 at 3:15 am

  3. An artful interpretation of the prompt. As a graphic designer and an artist, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I’m glad I wasn’t in the middle of a sip of coffe or I’d be wiping off my monitor right now…


    April 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    • Thanks Andy for that great comment. I’ll try to get you mopping up next time.

      Sarah Ann

      April 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  4. I love your take on the prompt word. I get a clear picture of Marie, inside and out.

    K. Alexander

    April 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    • That’s really good to know. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Sarah Ann

      April 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

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