Sarah Ann Hall

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#FiveSentenceFiction – Fabric – Woollen Inheritance

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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: FABRIC

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Woollen Inheritance

The blankets sit in the loft atop a pile of boxes, wrapped in plastic. Once a year, in summer, I take them out, check for moth, air them. I touch the soft green hexagons to my cheek, run my fingers over the rough grey hatching, then re-wrap.

My grandmother was given the blankets on her wedding day and kept them for best; she passed them to my parents when they married, who kept them for best.

One day I will liberate them from my mother’s house: when I am married, when I have children, when my mother dies, they will cover my beds and be used, they will wear and live and be loved.

 

 

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Written by Sarah Ann

August 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm

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  1. this is stunning Sarah x

    ramblingsfromamum

    August 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

  2. Lovely. How silly we are to hide the ‘good stuff’ away under lock and key. I’m with you liberate the lot! great little story!

    ahblack57

    August 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    • 🙂 If no one uses the stuff, it’ll probably only be chucked out in the end.

      Sarah Ann

      August 22, 2013 at 5:39 pm

  3. I like that word ‘liberate’ you used in the context of hand-me-downs. Quite novel, I reckon.

    Eric Alagan

    June 19, 2017 at 1:15 pm


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