Tuesday is when I tackle some Five Sentence Fiction. Feel free to take Lillie McFerrin’s challenge to write a five sentence story based on a single word prompt. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just used for direction. This week’s word is Foggy.
Sorry, but this is another dark one. I keep trying to lighten things up but this is where the inspiration takes me…
Derek jammed both feet on the brake pedal jarring the word, “SHIT” loose from the back of his throat, freeing it to bounce around the car before it was sucked out the open window. He hadn’t seen the figure standing in the middle of the woodland road until it was almost too late. The stranger’s back was towards the car and he had never even flinched or turned around, he just stood there looking at the lump at his feet as the dense fog swirled languidly about him.
“Are you a fucking maniac,” Derek yelled, realizing belatedly just how accurate that description probably was, when the figure suddenly turned and melted soundlessly into the thick, primeval woods leaving him to deal with the lump in the road.
Derek was still staring down at the abandoned, crumpled body and crimson rivulets that gravity pulled downhill towards his feet, when there was a screech behind him followed by the shout of, “are you a fucking maniac,” which is when he suddenly turned and melted soundlessly into the thick, primeval woods.
[Cue the Twilight Zone theme song. Do-do do-do do-do do-do…]
Got five sentences in you? Go ahead and share them!