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Friday, November 15, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction Friday - Letters

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

The first letter arrived on a rainy Tuesday. Every day another arrived in the mailbox, mixed in with the bills and flyers. She knew that she must have written them, the only person who could have known her thoughts so intimately was herself, but she didn't remember writing them, and she couldn't explain how every letter managed to describe in detail events that hadn't happened yet.
Indeed, every letter that arrived in her mailbox, written in her own handwriting, warned her what would happen that day, told her what would go wrong and what would go right.
The letters were always right, and although at first she was wary, soon she found herself running to the mailbox every morning... that is, until the day she received the letter that told her she was about to die.

Voila! I hope you enjoyed this little piece of fiction. If you did, then please share it with friends. If you'd like to read more Five Sentence Fiction, just follow the links below and of course, don't forget to follow this blog. Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. A beautiful tale, on a haunting theme :)

  2. Hi Melanie

    I can't help detect a severe case of loneliness on the part of the woman in your story, a case so severe she actually has to sit down and right herself a letter. Unfortunately she only seems to be able to think of the negative side of her life. This is in contrast to other lonely people who're able to look a more happier concept which can best be best describe in the following song, which I hope you and your readers will enjoy.


    If you have a chance, I'd love to hear your feedback on my response for this prompt.

    1. That is... an interesting thought. I think you might be projecting some of your own feelings onto this story. It might be a good idea to look inside yourself and think about why you would see so much loneliness. Hope all is well with you.

    2. All is definitely well with me. This week my OH has a B-Day and we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary. To celebrate these 2 events I'm having a 99cent promotion for my first YA Paranormal romance.

      This what I love about these exercises, everyone who reads one walks away with a different interpretation, no one is more correct than any other. And none of them is wrong. Have a GREAT WEEK !!! :-) :-) :-)

    3. You too! Good luck with the book promotion

  3. I'd return that last one to the Post Office marked, "Recipient not at this address." Maybe the Grim Reaper will spend some time hunting for a forwarding address....

    Very good story!

    1. Ha!! Love it! I always enjoy your comments! Thank you so much!

  4. It's amazing how much you can say in five sentences...

  5. The big reason I don't want to know the future!

  6. As always, I love your little twists and turns. Well done!
    Here's mine: http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2013/11/letters.html