Five Sentence Fiction – Learning

Lille McFerrin provides a weekly one word prompt and asks us to take five sentences to create a response.  There is no word limit with this particular challenge, just a limit to the number of sentences. Be creative and tell your story. Thanks Lillie for the chance to do this.


Barry absorbed every word from his teacher like a porous sponge. Watching the sea waste his father’s life was enough motivation to alter his career path. Shrimping was his family’s life, with Grandpa, uncles and brothers answering the call. But not Barry, because he saw what could happen when the ocean took its toll. Barry was  settled on a job with the rocket builders when he finished learning how it was done.


I want to share another opportunity for those of you who love writing flash fiction. Red Dyer and Redmund Productions offer a quarterly publication that gathers 250 flash fiction stories according to a specific theme and set of words during a thirteen week time period. Right now is the fall session and several words are already in play. There is still over a month to go with this, so hop on over and try your hand:

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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2 Responses to Five Sentence Fiction – Learning

  1. Pingback: Five Sentence Fiction – Oh, the horror | Freya Writes...

  2. summerstommy2 says:

    Nice one Joe, rocket building has a definite future. Well done.

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