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…


– 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