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

Friday, September 7, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Memories

Welcome to Friday. Did anyone else get the song from The Way We Were stuck in their head just from looking at the word 'memories'? No? Okay, just me then. Ahem. Moving on. We've arrived at yet another Friday, and none too soon. I don't care that we just came off a long weekend and technically this week was only four days. It's been a long, freaking week, okay? And is there any better way to kick off the weekend than with Five Sentence Fiction? Probably. Scratching a winning lottery ticket, maybe. Or going home to a house full of adorable puppies, perhaps. Since I can provide you with neither, you'll have to settle for Five Sentence Fiction. As you may have guessed, this week's prompt is Memories. For more info on Five Sentence Fiction, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Here we go!

Why do these pictures look so old? 
She takes them out of the box one by one, smoothing out their wrinkled edges, gaping at the yellowing images. 
These were only taken a few months ago, what could have happened to them? 
She spreads them out on the coffee table, examining them one by one. She doesn't notice her hands, the way the years have aged them the same way they have the photographs.

I hope you've enjoyed this little piece of fiction, and I hope the weekend holds great things. If you're still hankering for more Five Sentence Fiction, just follow the links below. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Faces
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Blush
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Night
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Distance


  1. Nice one - time really does pass that quickly and fortunately lends a little lack of observation at the same time.

  2. Time passes far too quickly, I am still so young inside my head, but my outside tells another story. I liked this gentle and simple piece.

  3. Wow, that hits home for some of us "older" folks. Great job Melanie, keep up the great work and passion. D.

  4. Thanks everyone! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts! It means the world to me. :)

  5. Such a poignant piece. So, easy to miss time as it passes. Really awesome job!!