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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Detour

Welcome to Friday and this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction. This week has been rather heavy on the flash fiction, so I hope you're still in the mood for a little more, cause it just wouldn't be Friday without Five Sentence Fiction. This week's prompt is detour. If you'd like to learn more, or give it a try, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

The sign is old, faded and weather beaten, but I could swear I've never seen it before, despite walking this way every evening. It hangs above a stairwell, with an arrow pointing down to a big black door, the words Fortune Teller written in red and a picture of a palm with an all seeing eye at the center. I know I really shouldn't stop, I'm already late as it is. But the sign is waving gently in the breeze, beckoning. Surely one little peek couldn't hurt...

I hope you've enjoyed this week's excess of flash fiction! And if you still haven't had enough, check out the links below for more! As always, your comments are welcome in the comments section below.

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Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Zombies
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Awkward


  1. How intriguing! I hope you post a follow-up!

  2. Oh yes. It's only the beginning.



  3. This is a great take on the prompt. Smashing.


  4. Yep, this one definitely needs more!

  5. An intriguing start here. Nicely done.

  6. Very intriguing, Im glad she couldn't resist the lure - I hope you follow this up.

  7. Well, we never do know if that "one little peek" will hurt or not, do we? Now I wonder what the fortune teller will have to say to her. Very intriguing, Melanie.

  8. Beware the lure of a detour...lol, enjoyed this!

  9. Ooh, this could go on and on. I like that.