Thursday, December 13, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction – Devotion

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 "Devotion," and there are many ways, indeed many objects, to which one might be so devoted.

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He had given up everything: his wealth, family, friends, even his home so he could focus on matters of greater import.

In the dark of night he would perform his lonely vigil wearing the solitary mantle that only he could; and on his shoulders he carried the hope of so many lost souls.

He was surrounded by sorrow and pain; indeed, he had been born of it -- and it nurtured in him the man that he would become.

Upon the precipice he stood, and with a fixated stare into the impenetrable indigo he tightened every muscle and steeled his mind.

The alarm bells rang, and Batman began his nightly descent into Hell.

10 comments:

  1. So not where I thought you would go with this one. I still liked it though. You have such a talent for these things.

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  2. Wow! You totally got me! Kept me on my toes!

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  3. This drew me in and I loved where it eventually took me - and the surprise twist.

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    1. Thank you. Everyone needs a little Batman in their life! :)

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  4. WOW! So well done this tale! And such devotion! :)

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  5. BATMAN? BATMAN? WOW WHAT A WONDERFUL TWIST TO THIS ONE LOVED IT!!!

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    1. Just like The Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects the Batman! :) Glad you enjoyes it.

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