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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Harvest

Welcome to the end of yet another week. I hope this summer weekend holds plenty of sunshine and good times for all of you, perhaps with a daquiri or pina colada thrown in for good measure. To start you off on the best possible foot, here is this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction. If you'd like to learn more about what it's all about, or better yet, give it a try for yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week's prompt is Harvest. Enjoy!

It's not the best job I've ever had, although it suits me well. It certainly beats working below deck, that's for sure.
I spend my nights prowling the streets, looking for prey and carefully guiding them into my net. They don't fight me, that comes later with tearful pleading for second chances. No, for now, they follow me gleefully, stepping over the edge and plunging into darkness, ripe for the harvest.

There we have it! Hopefully you enjoyed it, as I had fun writing it. As always, I welcome your comments in the comment section below (and love reading every single one). If you liked this post, please feel free to share it with your friends! And don't forget to come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole. If your taste for Five Sentence Fiction isn't quite sated, just follow the links below and check out past editions. Have a great weekend!

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  1. Creepy!!!! Great twist on the prompt!!

  2. Yikes!!! Gloomy. The word Harvest is producing many strange stories so far.

  3. Makes me wonder who he is..? I don't want to get caught in his net!

  4. oohhhh... so dark... i love it

  5. There certainly are a few strange harvests here for this prompt. Smiles.

  6. Modern slavers? I wonder what kind of person this is that the job suits him well. You gave him a very distinct voice (could be a she I suppose!) not remorseful, just doing the job. Well done!

  7. Yes, who is he? Why is he so cruel? What is his own sad backstory? Or perhaps this has always been his world, and he has never known one drop of compassion. Eery, creepy, dark.


  8. It certainly is interesting to read everyone's responses! Everyone has interpreted it differently, which I like. In fact, the voice is of a woman, and no, she is not a modern day slaver. Pay attention to the hints. She prefers her job to working below deck. And no, I'm not refering to a ship.

  9. Nice... terse and twisted- two great tastes that go great together.