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 Scarlet.
Here is my offering:
The darkness settled around them like a fog, soft and comforting, separating one from the other while at the same time uniting them. Each face turned upward, an island of hope and wonder. Confusion rose from the center like a poisonous vapor. And then—bang—chaos ripped and thundered through the night with maniacal disregard. His heart was tattooed black on the inside and he left the aisles stained scarlet.
I am profoundly troubled by the shooting in Aurora, CO. My thoughts and prayers go out to those touched by such madness.
Got five sentences? Share them!