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Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Tattered

Are you getting sick of me yelling "Happy Friday!" at you every week? I'm trying to come up with new and exciting ways to say it, but let's face it, I'm basically saying the same thing. Yay for the weekend. Thank God it's Friday. But as old as the words get, they're still true. This weekend is extra special, because if you're up here in Canada (where it's already getting quite chilly!), then you know it's Thanksgiving this weekend! Which of course, really isn't that big of a deal here, not the way it is in the states, but nonetheless we all get together to binge on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and pie. And that, I can get behind. So it's with an extra special wish for your happy weekend that I present this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction. If you'd like to learn more, or give it a try, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week was our choice of any of the previous prompts. I chose tattered. Enjoy!

She saw it hanging in the corner, its tattered edges and dusty fabric swaying gently in the breeze. It was ancient, echoing with past lives and adventures. Making her way through the lonesome racks, she reached out and let the delicate cloth slip through her fingers, coughing once or twice at the dust. It was beautiful, calling to her despite its age, waiting for her to take it down from the rack. She would breathe new life into this long abandoned dress.

And there we have it! If you'd like to read more Five Sentence Fiction, just follow the links below. Have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Devotion
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Zombies
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Awkward
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Memories


  1. So awesome!!! I love the feeling you envoke with your five sentence fiction!! I look forward to it every Friday!

  2. Wow - that's a lot of dust. Sounds like she has quite a project in store. But a labor of love.

    And, on a completely unrelated note -- PIE!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.


  3. A nice take on the prompt (and a more upbeat/hopeful one that I had expected from the prompt). It's well-written, simple, and has a great feel to it. (Also, I go through the same thing every Friday, so I know exactly what you mean).

  4. I loved seeing tattered relate to something that was soon to be repurposed with new life breathed into it. Lovely description, I could almost picture the dress there waiting for the one who would appreciate it's true value and beauty. Very well done piece!

  5. Hey All! Thanks for the thoughtful comments. I'm glad you appreciated the more upbeat take on the prompt. I've been feeling a little tattered myself, I think that's why I was drawn to the prompt. The dress and I both needed a happy ending! :)

  6. Something unwanted, now delighted in...I sense it waited for her, and her alone!