"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - A Day Late

I know, I'm late. Five Sentence Fiction Friday was yesterday, but it did not appear. Yesterday, I woke up with the worst cold I've had in a long time. I tried to be strong and go to work anyway, but I ended up having to go home early. I spent the night with hideous sinus pain, a headache, sore throat, congestion and joints that ached like fire. So, hopefully you understand why the thought of posting on my blog did not enter my drug addled head. I was mostly concerned with praying to God that He kill me quickly. But here it is, one day late. If you'd like to learn more, visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week's prompt is Faeries. I had a real tough time with this one, so please be kind. Enjoy!

I'd never believed in faeries before, let alone that I might be seduced by one, but time makes fools of us all. We met in the woods on the darkest night, when I was lost and he was searching. It's impossible to look upon a faery and not be ensnared by their beauty. I was caught in his trap, but I didn't mind. Not all faeries are good, you know. Some can be quite wicked. 

There we have it! I apologize again that this was a day late, but hopefully you understand why. As always I welcome your comments in the comments section. If you'd like to read the previous weeks' attempts, just follow the links below.

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Medicine
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Lost
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Orange
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Silence
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Foggy


  1. Hope you're feeling better and pat yourself on the back for writing anyway. I had a hard time with this one myself...guess I'm too literal. Watch out for those bad ones.

    1. I think that's why I had a hard time with this one too. I saw faeries and had a hard time picturing anything. But I guess it's good for us to push ourselves! ;)

  2. Love it! The last line is my favorite! Sorry you're not feeling well! Remember Hot Toddies are the best cure for colds!!!

  3. WOO! This reads like the prologue to an enticing novella. Would love to hear more!! Lovely work!

  4. Thanks all!! As usual, you are too kind!!

  5. If it makes you feel better, I was late in posting as well...but you did it under the worst circumstances ... so be proud of yourself. And rest, rest, rest,

  6. Nice work... the last two sentences are the kickers for me.

  7. Haven't you heard? All the best fairies are wonderfully wicked! :)

  8. I'm with Angela, this as the opening of a novel and I'm there :) Excellent job!!