Monday 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 Flame.
Sherri sat across the street on the hood of her vintage, sky-blue and white Chevy Bel Air chewing on a broken nail that she was going to have to file. She had an emery board in her large, pink Hobo purse, but she didn’t want to wake Mr. Peepers—her Chihuahua—who was currently snoring from inside the leather bag with a rhythmic hunnn…hunnn…hunnn. She began to wonder if all of her planning had failed and the doubt that bubbled up caused her to shift her finely sculpted posterior on the hood that had grown cold and uncomfortable, but then the corners of her lips, which perfectly matched her purse in color and intensity, twitched upwards into a smile of satisfaction. As the first bit of Halloween orange reflected off of her oversized Ray Bans, the ones with the white frames, Sherri slid off the hood, climbed behind the driver’s wheel and slowly pulled away. Before turning the corner she witnessed, through her rear view mirror, the drapes in Brad’s picture window getting hungrily devoured by crackling flames and said through pouty lips, “Oh Mr.Peepers, Bradley shouldn’t have said those nasty things about you.”
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If you enjoy flash fiction challenges stop by each week to participate in my writing challenge offered every Tuesday. Take your pick from two, yes that’s right, two different prompts that I will be providing right here weekly.