Five Sentence Fiction — Fabric

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 Fabric.

baby blanket
Here’s my offering:

It was once rose pink and part of a larger whole. Faded, dingy and threadbare after so much handling, the small square, however, still felt silky smooth and cool to the touch. It was her talisman, providing comfort like a worry stone or lucky charm often rubbing it with her thumb or raising it to her face. She now ran it in small circles against her ash-soft cheek, then back and forth across her mouth, noticing how it caught briefly on her chapped lips. Then quietly and without fanfare the small bit of fabric—edging from her baby blanket—slipped from her grasp along with 86 years of life.

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.


8 comments on “Five Sentence Fiction — Fabric

  1. That’s a long time to keep a baby blanket……nostalgic memory. Nicely done!

  2. I really love this story. You brought out many thoughts and emotions with few words. This is my favorite story this week.

  3. Fantastic. Lovely description recalling all those different textures and memories and a wonderful last line – so unexpected but absolutely perfect.

  4. Very good! An entire life in five sentences!

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