Thursday, July 18, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Wisdom

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 "Wisdom," and wisdom can come from many sources.
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 Aged beyond measure, she sat in lotus position on top of the mountain; long had she waited for those seeking guidance, for to give assistance is a sacred commitment.
Many came: some wanted glory, some wealth, some a simple answer to a complex spiritual puzzle, and others came to test her...to see if she was the guru about whom they had heard much but understood little.
But she was no fool, and in her silent vigil she also kept a loaded gun, just in case. 
"After all, wisdom," she would say, "does not always come in the form of meditation and ancient books."
"I learned that particular novelty from Han Solo...'Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.'"
 

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful mixture of pragmatism and spiritual force!

    It is LIFE altogether!

    I like your tale.

    Od Liam

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  2. Love this! No one's pulling the wool over her eyes. We women do have to be prepared...

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  3. Very good! Really liked the twist!

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  4. It is true, wisdom does not come in books and meditation; knowledge does. Wisdom is learned through life and experience. Well done.

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  5. First you want to chop people up - now you want to blast them away. Maybe you should take a break and write about bunnies and flowers...

    ( Just kidding... now get back to editing that novel! )

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