Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Life-long Friend


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: SHADOWS

It crept up beside her, mimicking her every movement exactly, as though they were one.
She ran zig-zagging along the sidewalk, tried hopping on one foot, even skipping didn't help her sneak away from it.  
"Make it go away, it won't stop following me,"  Ellie cried!
Giggling and tugging at the ends of Ellie's pig-tails I introduce her to her shadow.  
"Ellie, she will walk beside you on every sunny day of your life and you'll miss her companionship when the clouds roll in."

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    1. Ellen you are my biggest supporter. Thank you. It's a simple tale of a child's innocence. Glad you like it.

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  2. We all said, "Make it go away, it won't stop following me," at some point, didn't we? Great moment to capture. Randy

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    1. Yes, Randy you are right. It's a tricky thing to explain to a child. I appreciate your comment. Thanks.

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  3. What a lovely memory to capture - one shared by us all I'm sure. Beautifully simple - I loved it xx

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    1. Shadows always make me think of children. Somehow lighthearted and simple seemed the best for this prompt. Thanks for your comment, it is appreciated.

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  4. Agree - it is a lovely moment to capture. Great photo too.

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    1. As soon as I saw the photo I knew it was perfect for my tale. Thank you for sharing your comments with me.

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  5. You've written a beautiful window to a touching moment. I saw it all perfectly.

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  6. It reminds me of playing with my shadow when I was young. Nice job, and good photo for the story!

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    1. Thank you. I think as children we all at one time or another played with our shadow.

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  7. This is lovely. I really like the sentiment summed up in your last sentence - shadow as friend. This is great take on the prompt. Enjoyed it a lot.

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    1. Oh, thank you. I'm thrilled that so many enjoyed the simple friendship of a shadow.

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  8. So lovely! How wonderful of you to take the time to introduce your child to her shadow. So loving. I hope she remembers.

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    1. Thanks. I really like this simple tale of childhood too.

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