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, Lillie chose the word "Detour," and this is what I came up with.
The man walked the silent, dusty back roads of Michigan with purpose.
Having left the paved roads of the city behind, he treaded heavily into unknown country -- his former life left in a trail of dust.
Friends, family, job -- all gone -- he stomped heavy-booted into a new direction, a new beginning, a new life.
Never for a moment did he consider returning, changing the direction he feet pointed, and reclaiming the rugged refuse of his old existence.
He couldn't, he mustn't; because to go back, that unthinkable demise of character, would mean the surrender of his dreams, which is the truest sign of a coward.