Thursday, December 27, 2012

FSF : Ending

It's time for another of Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction.  I really enjoy participating in this prompt-- it's really fun to see what other writer's have come up with!  Not to mention, it's a nice break from my WIP.  I'd highly suggest joining us!

Lillie McFerrin

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: ENDING

Hit play and read on...

Screech!  The brakes bared down against the tires of Sonja's blue Chevy Cavalier as she spun uncontrollably towards the exposed gathering of trees on the opposite side of the road.  It was as if her car was performing a scratch spin in a skating rink, tight and gradually increasing with momentum.  But, the brakes were no match for the slick, crystal clear ice that covered the road.  There was a loud crash!  followed by a boom! as her engine exploded into flames upon impact, her life gone within seconds.

Janel slowly removed her hands from the keyboard and interlocked them behind her head, a sadness took hold of her as the realization sunk in-- she had killed her favorite character.


  1. Well... it had to come to that obviously :/ what a take on the prompt.... ending indeed :) Well written and fatal... ending!

  2. Anonymous12/27/2012

    See, now here I was thinking that you had to use the actual word "ending." And you did it without it at all.

  3. Well, if it's any consolation to Janel, engines don't explode on impact, so there's a chance Sonja could be saved.

    I had a spin out like that a few years ago. Wound up with the rear end of my car against a utility pole. Broke out the rear window and sent me to the chiropractor, too.

    But I survived.


  4. Ha ha, I feel that kind of grief when I kill off characters too!

  5. Oh no! I feel her pain in killing off a character! But how ever much it hurts, it must be done! What an awful way to go though. I really enjoyed reading. x

  6. I have been told that I have the tendency to kill of my characters, and that is perhaps true! A part of me enjoys the ability to dispatch with people via written word, when I cannot so freely take this course of action in everyday life! This was a great story, I could feel the car spin out of control and end in blaze, then silence. Very vivid imagery!

  7. Never suspected...great write. I am still smiling. hugs, pat

  8. I like the twist! Good job.

  9. It was an ending for Janel too. I'm sure however that it would be followed shortly thereafter by one or more beginnings. U enjoyed your piece.

  10. Oh, I feel that way too when I kill off a character. Sometimes it happens without planning. Funny how even though we are the ones doing the typing, the story takes on a life of its own! Fantastic piece!!!

  11. Love this! I've been reading through your posts and really enjoy your writing - joining up for more.


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