Thursday, August 16, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Night

The Five Sentence Fiction is a simple idea:
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, the chosen word is "Night." What happens in the night? You'd be more than surprised, I'm sure. Here's the inspirational picture for this week's entry. Enjoy.


As the darkness deepens, she sleeps blissfully as the beast stirs, her hair cascading onto pillows imprinted with patterns of sunflowers.

Pinky the dragon, the coward he is, would never dare attack in day, comes full force, flapping its venomous green wings, flying in from his corner in a fit of fury.

Landing, he breathes hot air into her ear giving turbulence to her dreams and bringing frightened jolts as her visions turn foul.

But Sir Stuffed-a-Lot, that portly old bear, leaps from his shelf high in the room; and with his sturdy wooden sword in hand, fights off the dragon, tearing a worn mid-belly seam, causing Pinky to retreat back to whence he came as his stuffing fluttered to the floor.

Turning, the bear comforts his maiden, softly caressing her cheek; again, he shall stand guard until sunrise.


  1. Love this! So tense and sweet and ethereal. And I can just say that I love the photo you chose for this? Excellent choice - of photos, and words. :)

  2. this reminded me of a reverse Puff the Magic Dragon. Really sweet yet says something about the terrors that can encircle a child's mind. Loved your imagery. Well done again Phil :))

    1. Thanks, Jo-Anne! Glad you liked this.

  3. Absolutely charming and adorable. Kudo!

  4. That's grand! I have seen this photo before with the strapline "Teddy Bears. Protecting children from monsters in the night since 1847." It's such a great image and begs to be part of a childrens story.



  5. Really cute!
    Sir Stuffed-A-Lot is the ideal name and conjures an image of a dependable, trustworthy friend, always there to comfort and protect the little ones from night terrors!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful imagery and I loved the whole scene.