Five Sentence Fiction – Highway

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.


It was the first time for Aram to experience so many things: to visit America, be seen as anything but a terrorist, and now to ride in a helicopter above the largest, most populated city he had ever seen. Compared to the single dusty dirt roads back home this conglomeration below seemed to be a real technological marvel.

“I think you could get to anywhere in your country from this!” he smiled.

“You are right my friend, some of the most important highways in America can be accessed from this point, making it one of the most vital interchanges in our country,” his guide remarked.

Aram smiled and shook his head, listening for a crackle in his ear, meaning his intelligence service heard the remark as well, which would signal their plan was a go.


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 – Highway

  1. C.C. says:

    This ended in an unexpected way. I liked that 🙂

  2. Pingback: Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom | The Blurred Line

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