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 Accident.
His dry callused hands whispered out a light shushing sound as he rubbed them together with glee. Blaylock—he was known only by his last name—was delighted to have a job thrown his way; employment in his line of work was hard to find in this weak economy. He threw open the back door, the screen rattled and squealed a complaint as it banged against the side of the trailer, walked across the dusty yard dotted with nothing more than a few leggy weeds struggling to survive and entered his workshop to pull together the right tools for the job. He had so many options. Now then, Blaylock mused, what kind of accident should I arrange, drained brake lines, hit and run, gas leak, faulty electrical wiring—choices, choices…
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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.