Five Sentence Fiction – Moments

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 all a blur, from the moment Amy shook me awake in the bed, screaming that it was time for our first child to be born. We fought the winter storm that promised to bury our city, following a snow truck the final five miles to arrive just in time. Sprinting through the hospital, Amy strapped into the wheelchair, but screaming as the contractions barely were separated. Then, we shared the wonder of birth as she agonized over the final thirty two minutes since we had so much trouble getting in. At last I got to hold my son and marvel at the beauty of what God had blessed to us, giving him the name Hercules in honor of the storm.


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.  The deadline for this session is December 31, 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 – Moments

  1. K. R. Smith says:

    I’m glad for the boy that the storm had an appropriate name!

    Many years ago, a friend and I had to push-start a car in the snow for a couple having a baby, so I can relate!

  2. You paint a very vivid picture with your description. I love the ending, 🙂 x

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