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 Night.
Here is my offering:
It was the fact that Tracy was home schooled that had allowed them to take their summer vacation after Labor Day to avoid the end-of-summer-crush of crowds that invariably spilled into the last week of August. They had thoroughly enjoyed their time in Nantucket, but David’s plan had been to fly back to LA early to deal with work while his wife and daughter stayed to finish out the week.
Before climbing into bed, he stood and stared at a keepsake—now inshrined under glass—from that family trip over a decade passed; his wife waited patiently for him to complete his nightly ritual. She had saved his life with seven ordinary words. As he gently kissed his fingertips and touched them to the framed United Airlines boarding pass dated September 11, 2001, he could clearly recall his wife’s plea all those years ago, “Aw, come on, stay through the 12th.”
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