It's that time of the week for Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction!
This week: PARADISE
The sound of murmuring voices flooded his ears but he no longer had eyes that allowed him to look in their direction. There wasn't much of anything to see-- just darkness and the sound of his own thoughts, an echo against the black walls surrounding him. It was just a dream he thought to himself, a euphoric paradise encasing his mind as pictures of beautiful moments snapped passed him-- children running up and hugging his legs, wiping the sweat from his brow after a long day of work, the sun setting against the backdrop of the farm- a burnt orange that made the sky look as if it was on fire, the glint in his wife's eyes on their wedding day. Suddenly, he felt trapped, my wife, my wife! Thrusting back and forth in his mind, a scream no one else could hear filled his head, Gloria!