Thursday, November 15, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Business

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, Lillie chose the word "Business." Enjoy.


When you deal with these "men of honor," you endanger yourself and your loved-ones.

For a profession they lie, cheat, steal, kill -- and do much, much worse.

They call themselves a family, but they are not always related.

With a smile they will assault you, perhaps breaking your legs, over the pettiest of debts.

And when asked "Why?", they'll tell you that it's not's just business.


  1. Up until the 3rd sentence, I thought you were talking about Fortune 500 CEO's.

    They're just as deadly, but never soil their own hands.


    1. The same methods...without a doubt.

    2. It's actually the difference between violent and non-violent psychopaths. Just learned that yesterday.


  2. Wow! I wrote pretty much the same thing but as a poem. :)

  3. I won't be borrowing from them, that's for sure! Great piece!

  4. Like wrapping ball bearings in a velvet glove then slapping you across the face with it. Something disquieting about it, which is good as you've done your job perfectly well. Grats :)

  5. Ahh yes, that kind of "business" and that kind of "family", dirty business indeed!