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 Time.
He looked down at his hands and found them to be much older in appearance than he remembered as if the years had given a lurch when he wasn’t paying attention, or maybe it was just a trick of the low angled sunlight. A pervasive hollowness had invaded and the hurt knocked freely and noisily about inside before settling in the joints. Carl slowly got up and walked over to the picture on the mantel wondering if it had really been four years; it seemed as if time had halted. Birthdays were the worst, she would have been twelve today, he thought. No one should have to bury their child.
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