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 Charmed.
Charmed, enchanted, halcyon, pastoral, utopian, sublime; regardless of the label applied, it was a perfect day for grilling. The cloudless sky graduated from cyan at the horizon to nearly cobalt over head, while unfiltered sunlight cast sharply defined shadows on the ground as if they had been painted there. A slight, perfectly cool breeze, like the tickling breath of gods, slipped among the leaves prompting them into whispered conversation. Jeremy proudly walked up to the gleaming chrome and brushed aluminum 5 burner monster and cranked the chunky black knobs inaugurating his brand new gas grill. His ears were still ringing as he looked up from the ground past his wife—concern etched on her face rapidly spouting words that he couldn’t hear—towards the ruined grill’s split and contorted propane tank and came to the conclusion that he should have taken the salesman’s offer to assemble the grill for a paltry $24.95.
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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.