Five Sentence Fiction Challenge Empty

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: EMPTY

like the vase that holds no flowers
the bottle of scotch in the bin
the photo frame that held the happy picture
the photo I tore away, that was encased in wood

A nothingness remains…’empty’ like the tree stripped of its leaves


For Five Sentence Fiction


46 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction Challenge Empty

  1. I first read this as 5 word fiction so..

    alone, i dragged for squirrels


    george bush wins election honestly

    but 5 sentence fiction?

    today i dropped my trousers
    on the tube
    but there was no screaming police or anger
    as i was
    carrying them home from the dry cleaner at the time


  2. Nothing prepares you for it.
    Eighteen years or more spent nurturing, worrying, teaching, and loving.
    Clothes, shoes, books, and stuff you can’t even identify is everywhere you look.
    Before you know it, they decide to grow up and leave the house.

    • Gabs hello! I thank you kind lady, just a few wee words, after I had written I thought of another line…perhaps another post. Sometimes I am so ‘all over the shop’ with what I intend to write and what actually comes out 😦 xxx

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    • Josie, personally? I am so very sorry for your loss.I thank you for saying such lovely words though and hope it wasn’t too upsetting, for I did not mean to intentionally upset anyone with what I wrote.

  4. I admire the way you say so much in so few words. I love the imagery conjured up by those first two lines – of vase and scotch bottle. Very powerful.

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