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

Friday, August 17, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Night

If Friday were an island, I'd be a sailor who's been lost at sea for weeks. I just want to get down on my knees and kiss it over and over, thanking God I finally found it. I can think of no better way to celebrate the coming of the weekend than with Five Sentence Fiction. This week's prompt is night. If you'd like to find out what Five Sentence Fiction is all about, or give it a try, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. And now, on with the show!

When I was a child, we were often plagued by thunderstorms, especially at night. We'd be snuggled in our beds, listening to the boom of thunder, the flashes of lightning the only break in the darkness. The power would often be out until morning, and I've never since known a more complete darkness. That is, until I saw his eyes. Those black pools drew me in as strongly as mom used to tuck in the blankets, and I knew right then I was in trouble.

When I was little, I loved night time. I felt like the darkness had wrapped its arms around me and cocooned me in its embrace. I'm a little more leery now that I'm older and I know it can also hide certain kinds of monsters, but it still holds a certain kind of magic, doesn't it? I was so glad when I saw it as a prompt on Lillie McFerrin's website. I could probably write a whole collection just based on that prompt, but I hope you enjoyed this one. If you're still jonesing for more Five Sentence Fiction, just check out the links below. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Distance
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Victory
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Perseverance
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Scarlet


  1. I think she's right - real trouble. Nice one.

  2. "Scream! Scream really loud!" If this were a movie that's what I'd be yelling at the screen.
    Very entertaining.

  3. Thank you both so much! Your comments always make me smile. :)

  4. Uh-oh... to equate the magnetism of those eyes with the same power as mom tucking in the bedding, is frightening!
    Gut instinct - RUN!!
    It spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E!

    (I'm visiting from FSF.)

  5. All kinds of trouble! Reminds me of falling for the wrong guy...

  6. Uh-oh. Eyes like that are totally irresistible but we all know how mum's tuck in sooo tight . . no escape however hard we try. Excellent! x