Five Sentence Fiction – Beauty

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.


Rachel did not like the shiver that traveled her spine when she entered her grandmother’s room. Even with the old woman gone after suffering a massive stroke the eeriness of her being remained. Rachel tucked her long blonde hair behind her ears and slowly approached the mirror; the object of a lifelong fear due to some fantastically terrifying stories from her older sisters. She was old enough to know their stories were meant to scare her and keep her out of this room. But when she squared up to the mirror the reflection she saw was not her own. 


I want to share another opportunity for those of you who love writing flash fiction. Red Dwyer 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 – Beauty

  1. nightlake says:

    This story makes you want to know more..what did she see?

  2. high five and raspberries says:

    OOh perfect!

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