Flash Fiction

Five Sentence Fiction: Family

This week’s challenge word: FAMILY A great while ago, in the deepest, darkest part of the forest, a young woman wept wondering if her life was worth the living.

Would she ever make a way of her own beyond the woods, beyond the seas, and beyond the high mountains out of the reach of the wicked woman she had once called mother?

Discontent in the abundance of her chores she collapsed, dreaming of her family that would never be again, all the while picking up after the little ones now thrust into her care; unkept, unwashed, and unlaundered.

One by one, the disheveled little ones returned to the cottage, each tiny pair of feet through the door brought a brighter smile to her tear drenched cheeks and in unison they lit an inextinguishable spark within her broken heart.

That evening they ate and drank, and were merry teaching her that family is not in the blood but in the heart and these kind little dwarfs had plenty of the latter, even the little grumpy one. Lillie McFerrin Writes Five Sentence Fiction with Lillie McFerrin Writes. “What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.”- Lillie


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