Sarah Ann Hall

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#FiveSentenceFiction – Whimsical

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It’s been a long time since I attempted a Five Sentence Fiction piece, but I couldn’t resist this week’s word.

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: WHIMSICAL

–––––

 

Sometimes she balls her fists, stamps her feet, and wants to screeeeeeam.

            are                                                                                                                 dan-

There             days                               to                                    her energies                      cing.

                                     she wants                                     all

                                                                      spend

There are occasions –

‘Oh look at that gorgeous ivory convolvulus waving its head in the breeze; hark, the cacophony of birdsong that welcomes the day and the fat blue sky criss-crossed by vapour trails and full of opportunities.’

And there are moments when observers wonder what on earth is going on inside her pretty little head.

 

Lillie McFerrin Writes
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Written by Sarah Ann

April 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

4 Responses

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  1. Love it 🙂 Highly whimsical.

    elappleby

    April 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    • Thank you. I think it’s the spring air clearing out a few cobwebs. It was fun to imagine this, even if it took a while to write.

      Sarah Ann

      April 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

  2. I had to read this several times before I really got the feeling from each part, and it got better with each reading. It’s one of the few pieces I seen on FSF with a “physical” component that actually worked. Very nice!

    K. R. Smith

    April 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    • Thank you for that great comment. I’m glad the physicality worked. Glad too it improved with each reading. It was a bit like that in the writing.

      Sarah Ann

      April 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm


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