The Old-Fashioned Way – Five Sentence Fiction

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  – DETERMINATION.

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…

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– The Old-Fashioned Way –

I stare at the blank screen, cursing the cursor as it flashes at me, mocking – you have no words, you have no words.

Rearranging my cup of coffee on the table doesn’t help, although it’s a distraction, momentarily.

I can feel the ticking of the clock behind me on the wall – is it getting louder?

My notebook and pen appear in my hands (how did that happen?) and a wave of comfort washes over me.

I switch off the computer, and begin to write.

Lillie McFerrin Writes


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6 thoughts on “The Old-Fashioned Way – Five Sentence Fiction

  1. The image I immediately got as I read your endeavor is that “Creativity seldom happens when you want it to. This is why I’m always in reach of a pen and some paper. This is especially through at night while I sleep…I dream of something which is related to the manuscript I’m writing. If I wake up, I immediately reach for these two items to quickly write down as much as I can remember before Morpheus pulls me back into his arms, causing me to forget everything else.

    Would love to hear your comment on my endeavor for this week.

    1. Oh yes, indeed – always have some form of writing tool (even a smartphone will do!), just in case. You just don’t want to be ever wondering about the story that got away, which you can remember whispers of, but not enough….

      Will look at your endeavour!

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