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 Character.
The woman collapsed to the sidewalk; she went down suddenly and hard like it was electricity that had been keeping her erect and someone had yanked the plug. Another woman—a virtual stranger—rushed to her side taking complete charge, ordering coats off the backs of others to keep the “patient” warm and demanding that someone else call an ambulance. Garrick Needles gasped, murmured and brought a hand to his mouth, the perfect portrait of concern for the unfortunate woman on the sidewalk. Deep down, however, he was disgusted with his lack of the kind of strength of character that others are evidently capable of. He melted away from the gathering knot of onlookers and checked his watch not wanting to miss his regular bus that would get him home in time to see Alex Trebek host Jeopardy.
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