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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “whisper” and here is my story (really more of a brief prose poem – seem to do that a lot for this challenge):

Shall I shout my love from the tops of the hills?
Shall I proclaim it through a megaphone?
Shall I sing it in a rock concert?
No, I shall say, “I love you” in a way much louder than any of those.
I shall whisper.

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “candidate” and here is my story:

“Have you decided upon the best candidate?”

“I certainly have, but it wasn’t an easy choice: there were things I liked and disliked about each one.”

“Well, that’s always true, but we do have to make a choice.”

“Would you like to hear about his platform?”

“Yes, go ahead and set it up while I go get the charcoal so we can start to roast him.”

 

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “potions” and here is my story:

The cancer was painful and had severely weakened her, but it had not robbed her of her mental capacity.  She knew what she was doing, although many would have thought her mad.  The leaves, roots and berries she had selected each contained abundant nutrients as well as powerful poisons.  Her concoction would kill either the cancer or her, but she was ready to try.

After all: even regular chemotherapy was just another toxic potion.

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “blush” and here is my story (really more of a brief prose poem):

She taught me how to blush.
One glance from her and my face would turn crimson.
One sly smile and I’d be pouring with sweat.
My world changed for an instant and then forever.
She taught me how to blush, then taught me that I didn’t have to.

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “tattered” and here is my story:

To call him a “rag doll” would have been kind, since he was really more doll than rags and his shredded shirt, dirt-encrusted pants and nonexistent shoes didn’t really help him much.  He was a resistolero – an emaciated street kid, hooked on sniffing glue and begging for money that he would use for more glue, rather than for food or clothing.  Hoping to be of some help, I stepped into the thrift store and bought him some pants and a couple of shirts – not even totalling $10.  Unexpectedly, he changed into them right on the sidewalk, said “gracias,” and ran off, leaving behind his old “rags.”  I only hoped he wouldn’t trade the spare shirt for more glue and that the other street kids wouldn’t steal what he was wearing.

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “enchanted” and here is my story:

“Enchanted” – a word that romantic, idealistic mortals loved but she hated.  All they considered were the “happily ever afters” that sprang from a “true love’s” kiss or some glowing giddiness of having found “Prince Charming.”  All she knew was futility, despair and abasement.

Having been turned into stone – an apparent statue to all who passed by – she didn’t know which humiliated her more: the mess of the pigeons or the rude caresses of the groundskeepers who scrubbed off that mess once a week.

After all, though granite, she was enchanted, too; and human; and alive.

 

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#FiveSentenceFiction is a flash-fiction event hosted by Lillie McFerrin.  She provides a prompt and participants post five-sentence stories – inspired by the prompt in some way – on their blogs.  This week’s prompt is “sacred.”  Since Valentine’s day will come and go before the next #FiveSentenceFiction, I decided to use that theme along with the prompt to write the following cinquain:

Lie still.
Our hearts are one.
Ignore the ringing phone.
Your worship is my only goal.
Sacred.

 

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