Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Flight

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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 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: FLIGHT




It arcs beautifully across the sky, shimmering and glistening as the flaming sun catches its angles. As it twists and spirals upwards, its flat surfaces stand stark against the perfect cerulean. I watch breathless, waiting for the apex when it will begin its earthward descent. When the zenith comes and it starts to fall, I smile. There is nothing like sending a recalcitrant laptop into flight.


Lillie McFerrin Writes


Written by Sarah Ann

July 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

13 Responses

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  1. There are those times when that would be satisfying! Well done. It made me smile.

    McGuffy Ann

    July 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  2. A wonderful sight, I’m sure. Very satisfying.


    July 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    • If only I was actually brave enough to make that throw. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      July 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      • You’d love it till the bill for the replacment showed up!


        July 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      • I’d have to cheat and have the replacement bought and working first!

        Sarah Ann

        July 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      • That does seem less spontaneous and “devil may care” than the fictional version implies.


        July 11, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      • That’s why one’s fiction and allows me to dream, while the other’s plain old life.

        Sarah Ann

        July 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  3. Aah this is beautiful 🙂

    Amrit Sinha

    July 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

  4. Great – an expensive choice for the brave (or foolhardy!) great descriptions.


    July 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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