Thursday, August 1, 2013

Five Sentence Fiction – Bliss

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 "Bliss," and what could be better?
He was dressing in his tux, the big day was upon him, and outside the dressing chamber all his family and friends were assembled in the pews of the old church, waiting for him to enter and begin his new life.
Beside him stood Frank, already dressed, who was looking at his watch, trying to express the lateness of the hour and how Terry really should have gotten to the chapel just a little bit sooner.
"Take it easy, man," Terry chuckled, "We've got plenty of time!"
"Ok, I'm gonna go out there and wait," Frank couldn't take it anymore, and in an eruption of nervous energy he tripped on the carpet as he left the room, but he was alright and went on his manic way to the front of the congregation.
Just after Frank shut the door, Terry reached into his pocket and pulled out his hand written vows, they were scribbles--not really words so much, but feelings to express--and began to practice what he had wanted to say: "I, Terry, take you, Frank,..."


  1. Loved it. A smooth and understated take on a timely subject.

  2. I love the tension in the buildup and how my own ideas lead me to a groom and best man and then the surprise at the end. A beautiful piece. xx

  3. Think you've stretched the definition of sentence a bit :-) but worth it for the topical reminder of our expectations being limited