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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Orange

Could it be Friday already? Indeed, it is! And you know what that means... it's Five Sentence Fiction Friday! That special day every week when I try to tell a story in only five sentences, based on a word prompt given on Lillie McFerrin Writes. (If you'd like to give it a try yourself, just click the link and find out what it's all about!) This week's prompt was actually based on a vote. Lillie gave five options and we all voted on the one we'd like to do. And the winner was.... orange. I'd voted for zombies, so I decided I'd combine the two. But officially, the prompt is orange. Enjoy!

The world seemed to blur around her into a giant haze of neon orange haz-mat suits and frantic bodies. The cacophony of screaming and shouting seemed to shrink to a dull roar, a barely audible buzzing. It was just her, her and the hoards of hungry, mindless dead. They staggered towards her in endless waves, arms reaching out, mouths hanging open in silent screams.
She lost herself, her terror, in the rhythm of her swinging ax, refusing to acknowledge the futility of her fight.

There we have it. An orange zombie prompt. Hopefully it starts your weekend off on the right start, perhaps you'll even take in a classic zombie flick. As always I welcome your comments below in the comments section. If you're still itching for more five sentence fiction, check out the links below to my previous attempts. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Silence
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Foggy
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Sombrero
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Candy
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Explosive
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Wicked
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Armor
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Tears


  1. Great description...was going to say you really brought it alive, but they're zombies, so perhaps not the right word lol! Glad I'm not her! Enjoyed this Melanie.

  2. Awesome! And frightening! I hope I don't get a zombie nightmare! Lol!

  3. I think this is my first zombie flash...great imagery!

  4. This is C-R-E-E-P-Y.
    You've painted a great picture of the masses of mindless zombies...
    I think that your character is in serious trouble... *shudders*

  5. I'm glad you had the ax. I was not that brave. But I was behind you, tripping every zombie who crossed my timid path.

  6. You guys are all hilarious!! So glad you enjoyed it! Don't forget: If faced with zombies, just stop thinking and keep on swinging! Off with their heads!

  7. Loved it Melanie...I wonder how you come up with your ideas...your creativity is amazing and your writing style captivating!

  8. Very creative and unique way to combine zombies and the color orange! I will be on the lookout for some of those...perhaps around Decemeber of 2012. I better start looking for my ax!!

  9. I'm with Donna - this is the first zombie flash I've read and it was awesome! Oh, and I'll keep your advice at the ready: Stop thinking and keep swinging!! Such an enjoyable read!!:)

  10. Thanks again everyone! I'm really just trying to make sure you're all ready for the zombie apocalypse. ;)

  11. I like how you used more than one word from the poll! And, we are now much more prepared for the zombie apocalypse, thanks to you :)