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.
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.