Five Sentence Fiction – Fabric

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 giving us a new word each week.


Cinderella knew she would always remain in the shadows, not matter what her dreams could conjure. The lie she refused to believe was that some handsome man born of royalty would come riding across the plain looking for a hidden jewel like her in the countryside, a princess in waiting covered in dust or soot. The fabric of the garments she wore on a daily basis did nothing to highlight any of her best features. For now all she could do was continue to sew in the small barbs in the stepsister’s dresses in a way they could not find them. The usually crabby stepsisters had a reason to be that way now, and Cinderella continued to perfect her innocent smile.


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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