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Friday, December 14, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Devotion

Welcome to Friday! First and foremost: yes, my beloved nephew was born on Wednesday, meaning he has the coveted 12-12-12 birthday. I have to say, as a person who's supremely uncomfortable around babies and has no plans to procreate, that little devil has stolen my heart. He's the most beautiful, charming little fellow I've ever seen and I'm already smitten.

Now that I've covered the big news of the week, I know you're all ready for some Five Sentence Fiction. If you'd like to learn what it's all about, or give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week's prompt is devotion. (I'm beginning to think my life and Five Sentence Fiction are inextricably linked, the prompts keep lining up with my life like a horoscope). Enjoy!

Eyes sandy and burning with the need to close, she couldn't take her eyes off him. She liked the weight of him in her arms, the warmth, the smell. Each soft sigh and coo was like music. She knew she'd have to put him down eventually and sleep but she couldn't just yet. It was just so nice to finally meet him.

This week's Five Sentence Fiction is dedicated to my sister. You are amazing and I'm so very proud of you. Watching you, I'm already in awe of your mothering prowess and I know it's only going to get better. Thank you for making me an auntie, I'll do my best to make you proud.

If you're still in the mood for more Five Sentence Fiction, just follow the links below. As always, I welcome and cherish your comments, so please feel free to leave me a note. If you particularly liked this post I hope you'll share it with others, and perhaps follow this blog. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. A beautiful evocation of motherhood :) and, yes, true devotion...

  2. Very sweet. Definitely a new mother's devotion.

  3. You have captured it perfectly, my friend! Congratulations on the arrival of your sweet little nephew!

  4. A really nice piece. Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

  5. congrats! lovely piece of fsf x

  6. So beautiful! Love how you didn't immediately give away that it was about a mother and son, but I love the intimacy of a first meeting between them.