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Friday, June 21, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Blades

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

'If you know what's good for you, you'll steer clear of the meadow,' they told me, so of course I had to see for myself. 
At first it just looked like normal grass, only very, very tall and wide, as wide as my wrist. But as I got closer, I noticed all the blades looked rusty around the edges, which didn't make any sense at all until I reached out to touch one and pulled away a bloody finger. Every blade of grass was as sharp as... well, a blade.
That's when I looked down and saw the remains of those who'd simply run in without looking.

Yes, this one's a little... gory? Sure, we'll go with gory. But I hope you enjoyed it anyway. Please make sure to leave your thoughts below in the comments section, I love hearing from all of you! If you liked this post, I hope you'll follow this blog and come find me on twitter @MelanieKCole. If you're still in the mood for more Five Sentence Fiction, just follow the links below to previous editions. Have a great weekend!

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Home
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Oops
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Desolate
Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Charmed


  1. Vivid and creepy!!! Well done!! So imaginative!!

  2. Very clever and entertaining use of the prompt and great imagery. Love the rust on the edges. Nice detail. Really reminds us to "look before we leap," doesn't it?

    1. Thank you very much! Yes, I'd definitely say that's the moral of this story!

  3. Definitely a vivid piece! Yes, a bit gory, too.

  4. That made me clench my fists...imagining them running...brilliantly visual!

  5. Another dark, disturbing piece from you that you write so well Melanie. Your imagination is amazing!!! xxx


  6. Ahhhh, the allure of the forbidden fruit. Tell them not to go there and the pull is that much stronger...