It’s time for my latest offering to Lillie McFerrin’s Five Sentence Fiction, a weekly prompt where there is no word limit, just a limit on the number of sentences. Plus, although she provides a word prompt, it is just for direction only – you don’t have to include the word itself in your contribution.
This week, the prompt is very apt for me, as I will be off on a week’s holiday tomorrow (hurrah!) – TRAVEL.
Do let me know what you think of my offering below – and whilst you’re at it, why not take a look at everyone else’s offerings (I’m sure they’ll be fabulous), and even give it a go yourself…
– Undercurrents –
He had spent most of the past year planning the journey; it had been on his mind every day.
How to conserve his energy, what route to take, how to survive the most desolate of places – it had been a relief to stop thinking and finally set off.
Now at last his destination was just visible on the horizon, and the relief at knowing that he was almost there, that he had survived insurmountable odds, was indescribable.
He scanned the land below; the cities, the deserts, the forests and the seemingly endless oceans were now a distant memory in his mind, to be savoured when he came to rest.
The air whistled past as he adjusted, turned and prepared to land; migration was over, for another year.
8 thoughts on “Undercurrents – Five Sentence Fiction”
Lovely piece Freya.Beautiful account of the journey to safety for another year.
Thank you! It came to me as I watched a teenage seagull pester its mum for food this morning. Not that they migrate, but I bet she wished she could – it was persistence personified!
I enjoyed the sense of contentment at the end!
Contentment plus relief, I imagine!
That is a clever idea. Proust writes two hundred word sentences, I might try one clause sentences for this, if I got over my barriers to fiction.
Have a lovely time. Leave your computer!
Launch yourself over the barrier – it’s lovely over here… 🙂
Thank you for the holiday wishes!