Thursday, October 4, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Happy Birthday!!!

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, we, the user, are allowed to pick; therefore, the chosen word is "Wicked."

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In the dark night of one's own mind, people plot and plan.

They use their wits to bring an end to others -- to steal, to control, to foster desire or hate; to start wars for their own gain, or to spread illness and decay.

Hidden beneath their dark acts lies a brutal truth about themselves, one they'd rather never confront: That they, mere men, are themselves controlled by forces far more malevolent than their machinations would ever allow.

These wicked masters, furious and fuming, wish to bring civilization to end, rain Hell from the sky, and reclaim the Earth in their own unholy name.

For no matter the evil that lurks within, nor how vile the beast that man can be, there is, out there in the dark void, sinister, Stygian foes rank with power who will bring chaos and pain in waves unending; and man, the lost and lowly creation, will be trampled mercilessly under foot and will bow and scrape and pay homage to that which dwells within the uttermost Inferno that they, themselves, had summoned.

14 comments:

  1. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

    Sweet dreams!

    JzB

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  2. Aww... you are... yes, wicked!! A lovely post well suited to this birthday: well done :)

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    1. Glad you liked it... Don't know how lovely imminent doom is, but,... I'll take it! :)

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  3. This has a definite Dante-esque feel to it, from the word choice to the sentence structure. Pretty effective! Nice work

    -Brian

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  4. Well that one certainly got my attention, point well made! And sadly, you are perhaps quite correct in your analysis. Great take off on the prompt word you chose!

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    1. I just went through the options and this one, Wicked, spoke to me. My other choice was going to be Armor. This one "won." I'm glad you liked it, Josie!

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  5. Dark and sinister with a disturbing touch of reality - I'm not sure if I'm glad you wrote it or wish that you hadn't ... ;)

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    1. Either way, that's a compliment! ) Thanks, Sarah!

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  6. In the words of Ray Bradbury, Something wicked this way comes. A dense and evocative piece. That was a lot of wickedness in five sentences. A strong and engaging offering. I enjoyed (is that the right word?) it...

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  7. Heavy and sinister...and down right worrying for those with wickedness on their minds! Great writing Phil!

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    1. Since I am a little wicked, these things are often on my mind! :) Thanks, Lisa!

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