It’s Five Sentence Fiction time! Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge. 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’s word is Sombrero.
It was another hot and dusty day drawing moisture from every blistered pore, leaving his eyes and even the inside of his mouth dry and desiccated. The sun, which was unbearable yesterday and even more punishing this morning, bleached the featureless landscape to a uniform yellow-white. Earlier the distant horizon wavered as if melting from the heat, but it was the huge anvil cloud that currently had his full attention spreading out flat across its bottom while the center poked up towards the heavens like a massive sombrero. As he watched, a branching bolt of lightening scratched at the dessert floor beneath the distant thunderhead and a cruel rain began to fall. It was much too far away to bring him any relief in the form of shade or precipitation making it clear to him that he would soon be a dead man.
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