Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Blades

with 10 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 writes 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: BLADES



She lay on her side, trying to take up as little room as possible. The gorse bush provided the only cover and crawling into it, its thorns scratching and grabbing at her hair and clothes, seemed her only chance.

She closed her eyes tight, before she remembered she was no longer a child and he would still see her, eyes closed or not, so she opened them again and looked out. Past the gnarled and twisted branches, the long grass waved in the light breeze; an ant crawled up a trunk in front of her, birds called, leaves rustled and she felt her body relaxing, slipping its exhausted way towards sleep.

The crack of twigs could have been anything, but the swish of the kukri was unmistakeable: only a statue would survive.



Written by Sarah Ann

June 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

10 Responses

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  1. I really like this!

    McGuffy Ann

    June 25, 2013 at 12:43 am

  2. Now I need to research kukri blades….


    June 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    • Don’t spend too much time on it though. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sarah Ann

      June 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  3. Oh my goodness, now I’m scared for her! I still shut my eyes and hope for the best sometimes!


    June 25, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    • Thanks for reading, Lisa. If I didn’t know he won’t find her, I’d be scared for her too. Although I have no idea why he was chasing her….

      Sarah Ann

      June 26, 2013 at 7:33 pm

  4. I’l with Lisa. Closing your eyes does help render you invisible regardless of age…
    Powerful stuff. Beautifully rendered and vividly delivered!


    June 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    • Thanks Andy for the great comment. At least if I close my eyes, it will still be there when I open them. Won’t it?

      Sarah Ann

      June 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  5. Beautifully terrifying!


    June 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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