Saturday, April 6, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction



What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write 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: WORDS


Razors cutting into my soul.
Brain spinning in a frenzy, attempting to grasp the consequences.
Heart plummeting with an ache so deep I have to stop myself from crying out.
Stripped of my self worth.
This, my  body's response to Your words...

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    1. Thanks Ellen. Your support means loads to me. This challenge was easy. I think that as women we have all felt this way at one time or another...unfortunately.

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    2. No wonder we like each other and get along so well, despite the hurdles that have been thrown in our paths. xxx

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    1. Agreed it is sad. It's what immediately came mind.

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  3. A very vivid description of how words can destroy even the strongest person and how vicious words can be, told in such a sad, heartbreaking,succinct way. xxx

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    1. Thanks Lizzie. I don't know why these dark thoughts came to mind. It's deep, but even though fictional, I'm sure many people suffer like this on a daily basis. Thanks for your comments, I appreciate it.

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  4. Yes, Barbara. I will take "sticks and stones" any day over hurtful words. Beautifully expressed.

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    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate your comment.

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  5. Barbara, this is just beautiful. Lyrical symmetry with a punch. Nicely done...

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    1. Thank you Britton. I debated over the words. I wondered if the story was too painful. In the end I'm content that I decided to share it.

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  6. I absolutely adore the way you conveyed such a visceral ache with so few words! Stunning.

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    1. Thank you Grace. Your kind words are appreciated.

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  7. That's a powerful piece - the pain and emotion very well expressed.

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    1. I agree it is powerful. It's nice to know that so many folks can appreciate the inner struggle I was attempting to express. Thank you for your comment.

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  8. Great, Barb. The pain is palpable in your writing.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Your piece was in a place of honor this week. Awesome job!!!

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