Sarah Ann Hall

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

#FiveSentenceFiction – Whimsical

with 4 comments

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


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

Written by Sarah Ann

April 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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  1. Love it 🙂 Highly whimsical.


    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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