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Friday, December 7, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Time

Welcome to Friday! I know I say this every week, but seriously, this week was SO long. I feel like I should get a medal just for making it to the end. Between weather, work and a few other things on my plate, time has never moved so slowly. Which is interesting, because this week's Five Sentence Fiction prompt is time. Weird when life lines up isn't it? Anyway, if you'd like to learn more about Five Sentence Fiction, or give it a try, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

When had she first noticed the changes? She couldn't remember, but every day they became more obvious. Her stepdaughter was getting more beautiful, more radiant, and she was getting older and more plain.
Every morning she sat in front of the mirror, peering at her reflection before she asked that all important question: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Even she couldn't have predicted how poorly she'd react the day the mirror's answer changed.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, full of rest, warm fires and great books. If you enjoyed this edition of Five Sentence Fiction, I hope you'll check out the rest. Just follow the links below. Your comments are welcome and very much appreciated below in the comments section. If you really liked it I hope you'll follow this blog and come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole.

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  1. Very nice. Bad step-mother/step-daughter vibes. What will the outcome of this power struggle be?

  2. This was wonderful! A familiar tale, not just back in days of yore, but still happening these days too! Clever writing! :-)

  3. New twist on an old story. Nice.


  4. fun telling tale...
    at least the mirror didn't crack. That would have really ruined her day .

    E=mc2 As beauty increases on one side of the equation, the "m" (for step mother) gets sucked dry. Everything has an equal and opposite reaction.

    The point is: stay the hell away from mirrors.

    Ha. Randy


  5. And stepmothers, Randy.

    Nice one, Melanie, a very appropriate take on the prompt word.