Monday, 10 September 2012

Five Sentence Fiction - Memories

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. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: MEMORIES

It's such a long time since I've written any fiction (thank you Car for the gentle nudge :).  The obvious starting point for me seems to go back to the story I know.

Linking up with Lillie at Lillie McFerrin Writes.

As her hand smoothed the pale blond wood, the scent of bees wax hung heavy in the air.

Her fingers trailed across the cool pewter of the handles as she counted, one, two, three, and paused ....

Sliding the drawer open the box was revealed, untouched but often thought of since it was placed there so long ago.

Inside her Elpis, her spirit of hope, the one remaining thing from that fateful day when Pandoras box was opened, it's contents spilled scattering in the breeze of her confusion, swirling in the mist of her pain.

All but hope had eluded her, tarnished by time  and neglect, muted colours encased in velvet it lay waiting for her to believe again.


AGuidingLife said...

Well done, it provoked great imagery for me but left me wondering about the colour of the velvet. I settled on purple.

Sarah said...

Thanks K - ha ha, there are so many things unsaid in this that I could have expected any number of questions but I have to admit, the colour of the velvet wasn't one of them ;-)

Unknown said...

Great visual and emotional piece, nice work :)

@lejamez on twitter :)

kate n said...

I liked the imagery too and I am wondering what happened next.

Car said...

Great work Sarah & so happy your back with your story again!

This piece leaves a lot of questions and the visuals are awesome!

Sarah said...

Thank you Laura :) - I'm not sure what happens next Kate, sometimes the prompt gives me an idea, sometimes I know and have to make the prompt fit - there is a huge back story to this post from when I used to write for WoW (which sadly seems to have disappeared). - Thanks Car, is is very much due to your comment, I needed a bit of a kick up the backside ;) - I wasn't sure if there was any life left in this particular story but when I sat down to write it still seemed to be a part of me.

Lillie McFerrin said...

I've really missed your writing from WOW :) I'm so glad you joined in on FSF!! Really wonderful piece!

Sarah said...

Thank you Lillie - I've really missed writing fiction, it's much harder than I thought to write just five sentences I'm usually such a rambler :-)