Thursday, March 7, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Whisper


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 "Whisper," and there are things that whisper to which you should not listen.

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The dead may surely lie in their graves, but their voices will still echo the falsehoods of life if you listen.
But do not, for it is unwise to hearken to the passed, and they will make false claims to further any goal they once had from when they still lived.
In the most hushed tones, and in the darkest corners, you might hear them whisper to you the most maddening things; but from them you must flee.
Driven demented by their repeated refrain you thereby become their unwitting agent.
Leave the dead and their voices, seek out the living and cling to life, only this can bring pause to a revenant's ploy. 

18 comments:

  1. I still think this is the coolest idea. :) Great five sentences!

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  2. This is exactly why I don't mess around with Ouija boards. Lovely and haunting.

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    1. Personally, I don't believe in the paranormal stuff, but I do love to write about it! Thanks, Jayne! :)

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  3. Wow! Very cool. Very dark. Love dark writing. I believe in the afterlife and think it's like Club Med. Lots of airheads and flighty types. I was an airhead once.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Lauren! :) Dark stuff is always more interesting to me than what might be called 'bubble-gum prose.'

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  4. A total twist on the concept of communications from the dead. It alludes to much darker things on the horizon. Very, intriguing, Phil!

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  5. This a a wonderfully poetic piece.

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    1. Thanks, Ann.... Not sure if "poetic," but glad you liked it! :)

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  6. I enjoyed this dark piece. I agree with Ann there is something poetic about it too. The way it flows it could be read as either story or poem. Well done!

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  7. Fantastic description, filled with an eerie darkness. x

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