Five Sentence Fiction — Wisdom

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 Wisdom.

glowing embers
Here’s my offering:

The dying embers were glowing an intense orange as only a few blue and orange ghost flames licked fleetingly around the last vestiges of ashing logs that sent up a mini firefall of sparks each time something shifted inside the fire ring. The hiking had been challenging but rewarding and the boasts, digs and taunts of five good friends shared between pulls of beer had dwindled along with the intensity of the campfire. The conversation around the circle of stones shifted, as the beer ran low and the night wore on, to more serious matters with depth and import. At one point Pete was drawing out the differences between intellect and wisdom. Martin piped up offering his sage contribution with, “Well, my wizz-dom is that tree over there so be careful where you walk.”

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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.


4 comments on “Five Sentence Fiction — Wisdom

  1. Strong and powerful, Andy!
    Wisdom is so ubiquitous, you rescue this trait in an especial way.
    Thank you!

    Od Liam

    • Thanks so much for your feedback. You are right about the ubiquitousness of wisdom. My attempt was just a cheap stab at humor, a bad pun at best, but maybe when you look at it in the light of your viewpoint it is a commentary on pundits and experts flaunting their opinions like so many people just pissing in the woods…

      and then again maybe not. I’m not really that wise…

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Boys will be boys. Andy, you’re hysterical.

  3. Ah, yes…there is that, too! Humourous and enjoyable story. I think I have been at those kind of philosophical campfire talks.

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