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 Faeries.
Here is my offering. If it sounds familiar this is a little bit of a cheat as it was adapted from a 500 word challenge that I participated in a while back. Editing it down to 5 scant sentences was a chore. Anyway here’s what I have in me this week:
Seth awoke to the soft snickity-snack of someone typing on his laptop, and the sound of a voice quietly urging, “Come on, come on…” From his vantage point he couldn’t see the culprit, so he silently crawled across his bedroom floor, slowly raised up at his computer and found himself face to face with a bandy-legged, cigar-chewing, beer-gutted sprite who was no more than three inches tall clothed in a black and white striped shirt and olive drab leggings.
“Crap, busted,” said the small creature in a New Jersey accent, but then he straightened up from the key board and flashed a smile of impressive, needle sharp teeth. “I’m the honorable Holden C. Krakenbusch,” he continued, “tooth faerie extraordinaire, Mid-Atlantic Region, specializing in reconnoissance and extraction.” Seth was confused because he had lost all of his baby teeth years ago and the intruder who seemed to sense this explained, “Contrary to popular belief, tooth faeries—named only for our magnificent sets of chompers—don’t collect teeth, and instead I’m here on a different kind of mission…” at which point he flew out the window waving a flash drive and yelled back, “identity theft!”