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 Blades.
Here’s my offering:
Katherine searched among the blades of grass for the perfect one: long, wide, but not too thick. She placed it between the tips of her two thumbs, stretching it taut, holding it straight by the balls of her hands, raised the whole arrangement to mouth and blew between her thumbs. Her passing breath vibrated the blade of grass like a reed in an instrument, causing a loud, honking, seagull squeal. The round face of the infant perched in Katherine’s lap was startled into silence and his eyes widened with surprise before they crinkled up with a giggling laugh. Exhausted, Katherine laid down, pulled her son up to her chest and let the sun’s warmth wash over them along with the relief that he had finally stopped crying.
Got five sentences? Share them!
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.