Five Sentence Fiction is a weekly blog link-up based on a word prompt. The Challenge – write a complete story in five sentences. There is no word count limit, or any restriction on sentence length (proper grammar notwithstanding). This challenge is hosted weekly by Lillie McFerrin. The word of this week is Maps.
There are miles where corn stalks stand as sentinels, flanking both sides of the state highway, broken only occasionally by a driveway to a farm-house. The corn fields are so close to the road it seems, at times, I could reach out the window and snag an ear for snacking. GPS doesn’t know these roads, but my father’s old Rand McNallys do. There are miles when the only other visible vehicles are the barges floating down the river, framed with the colors of the country–the green of the fields, the brown of the river, the blue of the sky. My father knew I’d be the only one to know the value of inheriting those “scraps of paper”, and that the value wasn’t in the maps at all.
Five sentences – can you do it? Why not try! When you’re finished, add your story to the Linky link, and read and enjoy other’s five sentence stories.
P.S. I just adore The Bitter Southerner. Every Tuesday is Bitter Tuesday, and a new story is published about life and living in the South showcasing a Southern artist–writer, photographer, videographer. And they’re establishing a proper business, asking folks from all over to #yallcome, give, and join them in their new venture–public radio style (or television, public TV too). Last day is August 17.
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