Yesterday I said I was entering two new flash-fiction competitions. Here is the second: Five Sentence Fiction hosted by the lovely Lillie McFerrin.
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.
This week: FAERIES
This week’s prompt came from the awesome Anna Meade, so I had to finally take the plunge I’d been planning to take! :)
Her mother and father had often said that she was a princess, different from every other chid and absolutely unique as a result, but that didn’t keep the other children from teasing her.
Her ears were too big (with too sharp a point) and she floated rather than walked, toes barely touching the ground. She often cried when she returned home from school and matters were only made worse when her father tended to collect her tears in a stoppered bottle; she wanted to stop being different so badly, but she only grew to be more contrary.
Her mother asked her one evening if her difference would matter if no one spoke of it and she replied, no, then it wouldn’t be so bad. So, her mother wove a thread from her stoppered tears and gave her dolls whose mouths she would sew; when she returned to school, the children who had spoke ill of her could never speak in her presence again and she found, she didn’t mind being so different after all.
Check out the other entries by clicking on Lillie’s name above or this link here.