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

Friday, November 9, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Character

It's Friday. And if you don't know what that means by now, then you haven't been paying close enough attention. That's right, it's time for Five Sentence Fiction. This week's prompt is character. If you'd like to learn more about it, or give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. All right, let's get to it!

I noticed him right away, even across the crowded grocery store. He was bent and knobbly, with wild tufts of thick white hair standing out in all directions. His eyebrows were just as bushy, shading most of his twinkling eyes from view and his skin was crowded with wrinkles. He carried a short wooden cane, and as he turned slightly to talk to the cashier, I knew immediately. The old man was me.

I hope you enjoyed this latest foray into fiction. If you're not quite satisfied, just check out the links below to past editions. If you particularly enjoyed this post, I hope you'll share it with friends and maybe follow this blog or come find me on twitter, @MelanieKCole. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Candidate
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Potions
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Flawed
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Detour


  1. Powerful evocation, and sensitive take on the prompt, beautiful writing :)

  2. Love the descriptions and the surreal ending.

    Remember, solipsism is its own reward.


  3. I like this a lot. Beautifully descriptive. I could so easily picture this character. So many ways we can take the ending, too. Very nicely done.

  4. Just as I was getting into this it was over - which only goes to show how good a piece of writing and character description it is. Kudos :)

  5. Very poignant piece Melanie, really lovely.

  6. This was well paced with an astounding finish. Well done.

  7. Great description...and ending. I'd love to see where this might go.

  8. Very nice writing Melanie...