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Friday, May 3, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Festival

Welcome to Friday and this week's edition of Five Sentence Fiction. This week's prompt is festival. If you'd like to learn about what it's all about and maybe give it a try yourself, just visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. Enjoy!

No one likes the festival of renewal. It sounds pretty, but it's not. Luckily, it only happens once every fifty years or so, but God help you if that's the year you enter womanhood. Then, it's up to fate as you stand with the other trembling girls on the altar, waiting to see which one the creature will choose to take as his new bride. It's a necessary unpleasantness, to keep it happy; otherwise things would get far more unpleasant...

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  1. If I were in that situation, I'd call in sick the day of the festival. "Nope... can't make it there today! Sorry! Must be some kind of bug going around!"

    Nice story in a different, almost campy, style!

  2. Not much different than the way we choose our mates in real life. Yet another reason why I'm single. ;)

  3. Interesting. Just what is this creature and how does he make life unpleasant?

  4. This is a creepy festival! It certainly makes me wonder!

  5. Too creepy for me. You made my skin crawl so that's good writing!

  6. Thanks everyone! Such lovely comments. You've made my day! :)