Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Festival

with 4 comments

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: FESTIVAL




Decisions, Decisions

‘Wellies and mud up to your armpits, or sun and drenching humidity; drunken wanderers falling on your tent in the wee small hours; extortionately priced organic food from an average burger van; and mediocre music you could see and hear a lot better elsewhere.

‘An exquisite hotel, paella, sangria, guaranteed sun; men in tight t-shirts and red neckerchiefs; your heart in your throat as the bulls squeeze through the streets; ancient architecture, being immersed in a different language and culture; and all a stone’s throw from the Pyrenees

‘Mountains to climb, rivers to row; ruined castles, castles full of books, railway sheds full of books, tents and marquees full of books; author talks to be transported by; comfy hotels, hearty food and real ale.

‘Honey, I’m sorry, we’ve only got time for one festival this year and you get to choose. Glastonbury, Pamplona or Hay?’


Lillie McFerrin Writes

Written by Sarah Ann

May 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm

4 Responses

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  1. :))) How clever! This one gave me a big smile. Very enjoyable and unique. Loved this.


    May 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    • I’m very happy it left you smiling. Thanks for letting me know.

      Sarah Ann

      May 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  2. It would have to be Hay for me – I’ve done Glastonbury (complete with mud), and I can’t handle the heat of Pamplona – plus castles full of books sounds like my idea of heaven 🙂 Brilliant writing. Long sentences but plenty of breathing points – what would we do without the good old semi-colon?


    May 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    • I haven’t done any of them but I have been to Hay not at festival time, hence the castle full of books – well a couple of rooms at least. It’s far too easy to get lost browsing. I fancy Spain, but having looked at some photos online, I don’t think bull chasing in Pamplona is for me. And yes, the semi-colon definitely has its uses. Thanks for the fab comment.

      Sarah Ann

      May 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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