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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Angles

Words cannot express my gratitude for Friday. This week my boss took unilateral control of the thermostat, and although I love her dearly we disagree greatly on what is an appropriate temperature. She has the office so cold I'm pretty sure there are ice crystals in my veins. And before any of you cold lovers go lecturing that I "could always put on more layers" I'd like to point out that I'm wearing four and still freezing, so there are limits. But onto more pleasant topics. Not only does today mark my freedom from frigid office temperatures, it's also time for this week's Five Sentence Fiction. If you'd like to learn more about it, or give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week's prompt is angles. Enjoy!

Sometimes the most difficult answers were the easiest to find. Stewart had been staring at the coded message for hours, unable to break it, when a passing student had brushed the thick paper as he squeezed past. The paper had turned, pirouetting on the desk and suddenly the puzzle was solved. The message could only be read when the paper was stood on its corner, when the angles of the letters lined up to reveal its hidden message. 
Now, as for the content of the message, and the adventure it took him on, well that's another story entirely.

Voila! I hope you enjoyed this week's little story. If you did, then I hope you'll share it with friends, and perhaps even follow this blog and come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole. If you're still hungry for more Five Sentence Fiction, just check out the links below for past editions. Don't forget to share your thoughts below in the comments section, I love hearing from you! And, most importantly, have a great weekend!

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Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Flame
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Conquer


  1. Love it!!! Now you need to tell the other story as well!!! :)

  2. Yes! Can not wait to read your first novel! Love, love, love your take on things!

  3. Wow! Thanks guys! Day = made. :)

  4. I'd love to hear what the adventure's all about. Interesting way to decipher a code.

    I keep a space heater by my feet at work for those frigid days. Good luck!

  5. Oh I do love this. It reminds me of the Da Vinci Code a bit. Fabulous use of the prompt word.

    Am now following you on GFC, as a fellow Five Sentence Fiction writer! xx

  6. Love the intrigue of the coded message. Definitely must have more!

  7. will we see more of this story in future FSF posts? A perfect candidate for a series! Great stuff...

    1. Thank you! But probably not, I look at the prompt and whatever story pops into my mind is the one I write. However, I might continue this one on its own...

  8. You tease! You created so much intrigue and mystery in this short piece and left me wanting to go on this adventure with him! xxx