Five Sentence Fiction—Explosive

I think Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction challenge will be a weekly post.  Write to a one word prompt in five sentences or less. It’s that simple. Here is my offering in response to this week’s prompt, which is “Explosive.”

Sweat dotted Jamie’s forehead like morning dew while thick, warm saliva flooded her mouth—not a good sign. The aroma of dinner cooking in the kitchen caused her stomach to give a roiling lurch and she bolted for the half bath in the front hall. A column of burning liquid roared up her throat before the lid was barely up and hit the water in the bowl with a slap. When the explosive heaves finally subsided, she wiped the chunks and beige splatter from the rim and flushed the whole ugly mess down. Why did she trade for Jessica’s tuna sandwich at school today?

Hone your fiction writing skills and share some of your FSF. It only takes a few minutes.


17 comments on “Five Sentence Fiction—Explosive

  1. Mmm, chunky. Great telling!

  2. Have to admit to getting a sour taste in my own mouth…LOL!

  3. Glad I wasn’t eating my dinner when I read this one! 😉 lol

  4. A nice little tale about up-chuck. Just what I need. 🙂 Very graphically portrayed. Gruesome one.

  5. A wee bit disgusting, but it does what it’s meant to I think! 🙂

  6. Kudos!! Terrific twist on the prompt!! Super happy to have you as part of the FSF family!! 🙂

  7. So unexpected!! Nice job making the disgusting so beautifully written. That’s not easy 🙂

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