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

Friday, July 13, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Composure

Today's prompt seems especially fitting, probably because it's Friday and I'm counting down the minutes until the weekend. I don't know why I'm so excited; I have no big plans. But I am. I keep glancing anxiously at the clock, trying to force time forward with narrowed eyes and focused attention. Unfortunately, it appears that time refuses to be moved forward by pure force of will, so I've turned to Five Sentence Fiction instead to distract me. This week's prompt is composure. If you'd like to learn more about Five Sentence Fiction, or how you can participate, please visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Okay, let's do it!

She took a deep breath, letting her jitters fall away like an old bath robe. Remember the rules, she told herself. Always be levelheaded. Always stick to the plan, stay in control and always have a backup plan for every contingency. She tucked her hair up under her wig, tied the scarf over her face and walked into the bank.

There we have it! Enjoy your weekend, everyone! As always, I welcome your comments below in the comments section. If you've enjoyed this post, I hope you'll share it with friends and family that might enjoy it as well. If your craving for Five Sentence Fiction is not quite satisfied, please feel free to peruse the links below and check out my Five Sentence Fiction from previous weeks. Enjoy!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Pirates
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Harvest
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Faeries
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Medicine
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Lost


  1. Such a simple telling, but I got the whole story. Interesting character. This is one I'd like to read more about. Excellent use of the prompt!

  2. I do love your short story telling. You say so much with so little! Well done!!
    PS I know how you feel about the weekend. Even with nothing planned, the weekend is special because it's your time. Hope you have a good one! xxx

    1. Aw, thanks Lizzie! That's so sweet! Hope you have a great one too!

  3. Brilliant, another short and sweet but perfect set of sentences! I wondered what was worrying her right up until the last word!

  4. Go girl! Getting one back at the bankers...
    Nice one.

  5. Great scene setting, I felt like I was there with her. Good job!

  6. Huzzah! What a wonderful twist at the end. Excellent.

  7. I liked this a lot.
    It made me smile.