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 – BEAUTY.
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…
– The Visitor –
His shimmering wings – iridescent, delicate, gossamer-light – flicker effortlessly as he dances above the limpid pool.
Lily pads lie heavy on the water’s surface, waxy blossoms opening their petals to embrace the day.
The dragonfly comes to rest, his copper coloured body flashing and glinting in the rising sun.
A second passes, the glade holds its breath; the dragonfly pushes off and away – the pool is bereft.
The slightest of ripples shudder across the water, a momentary memory of his jewelled presence.
10 thoughts on “The Visitor – Five Sentence Fiction”
I love how this is short but really descriptive. 🙂
Thank you! I love squeezing detail into just a few words 🙂
Hi Freya beautifully expressed. Lovely images you have created.
Thank you so much. Reliving a little slice of nature was very enjoyable.
Beautiful piece! I like the “shimmering wings”.
Wonderfully expressive, I especially like the last line.
Thank you so much, Aileen.
Well done, very visual!
I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s good to step out of my dark side every now and again. 🙂