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 Forgotten.
The wind raced passed the windows shaking them in their frames and rattled against the side of the house sounding much like the rustle of a bag of groceries being shifted on the kitchen table. Patrick stared out at the trees that ringed the yard, all of them bare save one—an oak. It seemed to have forgotten what autumn had been all about, tenaciously holding on to cinnamon colored leaves that vibrated in the breeze, seismographicly charting the velocity of each gust. The cold had wormed its way into his joints, which barked at him as he lowered himself, cringing, into a chair by the window. A single leaf escaped the oak’s grasp, tumbling across the lawn before getting snagged by the dark, bony fingers of a sparse azalea bush.
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