Five Sentence Fiction – Flame. What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week 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: Flame
Thunderous deafening roars, it gallops towards
consuming all in its wake, devil mouth of blazoned red opened to devour.
Blackened skies, smoke filled clouds, ash burns red and hits the ground, heat intense
it seeks me out, unrelenting.
Animals scurry to escape, calling out running frightened, burned or death their only fate
it spares nothing, it forges on unforgiving.
Crosses rivers, crosses roads, it jumps and ducks
and weaves, searching for its prey, it stops at nothing, infiltrates.
I’m left, searching for what I use to be, charcoal black
bare of leaves, suffocated, struggling my death complete
I’ve been swallowed.
I can almost feel the heat.
In my endeavor I also used each letter of the prompt FLAME to begin a new sentence.
I’d forgotten to give the link to my endeavor so I can hear your comment.
I have replied on your site 🙂
Thanks RL – I shall go and peek at yours 🙂
Very powerful imagery. Beauty in its expression of devastation. Great work.
Thank you Jayne for reading that is very kind of you.
I love the heat in this!
Heat definitely! Thanks Bo. x
I’ve been in that situation – very scary indeed! Great job explaining the feeling so well 😉
Have you? How frightening, I never have not do I wish to, fires have come close to us, but thankfully not that close. Thank you I hope I portrayed it well 🙂 xx
That was an amazing photo to start off with. The colours popped off the screen.
And your poem … that you used the colours of flames was very effective….with the strong verb at the end of each. Very nicely done. (I really loved the colour in the words….poems can be visual with its imagry in words….but also … in their place … and in this case, the in literal vision as well.)
Yes it is an amazing pic isn’t it, I would not like to be in the thick of it though, terrifying. Thank you so much for lovely for saying you loved the colour in my words, that is what I hoped to have brought, having imagery through words can be more powerful than a picture at times and I love these prompts to get my creativity flowing. Hugsss xxx
Sizzling! (ok…I have no idea why I said that…I just wanted to lol)
K- Morning sunshine! sizzzzzzzle :-)xx
This is very well written, the intensity and heat are very real and almost felt!
Thank you so much Ann I appreciate your kind words 🙂
Such vivid images you’ve created here. I love the way you used the words for impact at the end of each sentence! Powerful 🙂
I so appreciate the visit and your kind words Lillie – thank you. 🙂
A very intense piece, capturing the unforgiving, brutal and destructive force of fire with very vivid imagery. I really like this. x
Lizzie – I thank you so much for reading and your comments. I am glad that you felt the piece and liked it 🙂 x