Looking back over the years of blogging, I see how many posts were set using a prompt, number of words or sentences.
Thinking about what to write for D, I remembered during lockdown in 2020 Tara at Thin Spiral Notebook set us a new challenge. Write a story in five sentences. Here is my attempt with Diversion.
As you know, I enjoy joining Tara at The Thin Spiral Notebook and her 100 words challenge. Would you like a new challenge?
This is the second week in this series. If you wish to play along with me, the aim is to take the word I give you each week and write a five-sentence fiction story.
The Challenge is to write a story in only five sentences. Are you up for the challenge? it’s fun and something else to do in this lockdown time.
Last week’s word was DIVERSION and here’s my take on that: a story in only five sentences
She had 20 minutes to get there and the traffic was awful.
Everyone seemed to be going her way, moving at a snail’s pace, and here to top it all was a broken down vehicle with groups of people standing around gawking, though nobody seemed to be doing anything constructive to get it moving again.
She had promised herself that she would be on time, just this once and now she was going to be late unless she could find a useful diversion – a way to get around the traffic.
She had to get there for how else would she ever forgive herself for not being there when he died even though she had promised him again and again that she would be, and now she was going to be late for the funeral.
Suddenly, she remembered a short cut he had often used between her house and his and as it came up on her left she was able to turn and speed away; perhaps she might just make it in time.
Now for this week’s word – PROMISES. See what you can do with it. Remember only five sentences and it’s fiction.
I hope you play along. And please link back to this site so others may see what you write. Good luck. Have fun!
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor,
the enemy of the people.
It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.”
Anne Lamott, American novelist 1954 –
JB, WELLINGTON, NZ
May 4, 2023