Five Sentence Fiction — Flight

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 Flight.

Here’s my offering:

The flight of stairs stretched up and away from him, the top cloaked in shadow. Not just any kind of shadow but one that practically vibrated with a negative energy and a personality all its own, mocking and baiting him, daring him to advance. He thought about turning and running but he knew it would only delay the inevitable so he put his foot on the bottom step. An icy shiver of fear tickled down the length of his spine as he climbed the stairs and pushed through the door.

“Hey Buddy,” his mother called, “let’s see that report card.”

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.

7 comments on “Five Sentence Fiction — Flight

  1. Tha’s just too horrible to imagine! You really should put a warning on your post.

    Excellent story and a different take than most would come up with for flight.

  2. Loved this! You always manage to surprise and delight me with you endings, Andy, and you’ve done it once again. 🙂


    • Jayne– Thanks so much for the kind words. The art of the twist is what 5SF is all about. You’re no stranger to a good twist either. Your christmas pageant story is priceless!

  3. The amount of suspense created in just one short paragraph is incredible. And then, BAM! Something I didn’t expect at all, but laughed out loud when I read. Great story. 😀

    • Thanks for stopping by. I hope I didn’t catch you with a mout full of coffee… I appreciate your comments. 5SF has become an important part of my week.

  4. Ooh that shadow’s a scary one. Lovely take on the prompt – well done on the mislead.

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