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 Silence.
As soon as the heavy wooden door swung shut with that characteristic click, all hell broke loose. Jason Franks, who should never have been strategically seated next to both the sink and the large fan at the back of the room, grabbed the Comet and shook a cloud of it into the whirring blades unleashing a blueish fog of powdered detergent across the classroom that settled on everything like volcanic ash. Screams and laughter exploded while redheaded Carl Hennson opened the closet door allowing Blinky Taylor to scoot tiny Mary Margaret Stanton—desk and all—into the confined space and slam door shut behind her.
“QUIET!” bellowed Mr. McGerrity who had somehow rematerialized unnoticed beneath the American flag, his deep voice cut through the chaos and brought the children to a frozen tableau. In the silence a short high buzz squeaked out, vibrating between cheek and chair, bringing a bright red glow to the face of Timmy Jimmson—the spell was broken, the room erupted in laughter as even the dour Mr. McGerrity smiled.
Got Five Sentences? Feel free to share them!