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 "Desolate," and here we discover a lonely city that collapses from loneliness.
The smell of decay abounds.
The mildew, the cracked streets, and the grass that grows in tufts from beneath the concrete and stone all give evidence that the city had been abandoned purposefully--like a sacrifice left to the old gods.
Surrendered to the elements...to rot for no known reason.
A hot wind whips through the wide thoroughfare, moaning the fate of the empty halls and storefronts.
The spirit of the builders exists only as vague reflections in the crumbling architecture.