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 Detour.
She felt rag doll limp as the problems of her world pressed down like a dentist’s lead apron and this was just one more unexpected detour—maybe the last straw. The proper amount of time was observed with the sound of blood rushing in her ears as the seconds ticked away, before she checked the results. Denise had her thumb over the little square window of the home pregnancy test; she pulled a lungful of air in through her nose, held it and eventually moved her thumb aside. There it was: a little blue plus sign. The tears came in a wracking sob and she clicked the safety back on before gently setting her father’s gun on the vanity, glad that she finally had a reason—a baby—to live for.
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