Five Sentence Fiction — Bliss

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 Bliss.

Here’s my offering:

Bliss by definition means Heaven or heavenly but Franklin knew nothing of that; his life had become the antithesis. He knew all about aching, a pervasive hollowness, perpetual nausea that roiled inside of him, of a constant white noise inside his head and heart that robbed him of peace and pleasure. He knew all about pain and loss and grief and guilt and blame. Franklin knew how quickly and cruelly life can spin on a dime, turning everything inside out. And he is forever haunted by the bump of the left rear tire, cutting short both a scream and a life as he backed the car out over his four year-old daughter.

Car Wheel

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6 comments on “Five Sentence Fiction — Bliss

  1. Shocking… actually leaves a moment of near-physical pain at that ending… nicely done sir and might I add: …ouch…

  2. Wow… You hit where it hurts, pulling no punches. Good job, Andy!

  3. Definitely hit the antithesis of Bliss

  4. Antithesis is a great direction to go with this. You did a great job.

    • Thanks Joe. Dark and depressing is often the direction I go. Whenever I try to do the happy thing it usually falls flat. I’ve been successful doing humorous once in a while, but not this week. I had a reader ask if I needed a hug…

      Thanks for stopping by!

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