Five Sentence Fiction : Pirates

My 5 sentence contribution using the word prompt : Pirates

Some-one/ something had hijacked her life.

Every night she had the same re-occurring dream…that she was being forced to walk the plank, sword poking into her back, leaving her with no alternative but to jump overboard.

In the unknown, the abyss

She would wake in fright just at the point were her body was about to hit the ground, sit bolt upright in bed, throwing the sheets aside, heart pounding, heavy breathing, sweating

She would remain awake till daylight, it brought a temporary relief…come nightfall, and with it sleep, the cycle would start all over again.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 18:32:44

    Nice twist on the prompt. Makes me want to analyze her.


  2. Brian Benoit
    Jul 09, 2012 @ 22:46:19

    Nice, a different sort of interpretation of the prompt, which is always good. The simple descriptions and psychology of it were really effective. Nice one!


  3. JTsuruoka
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 03:59:25

    Dreams are such rich fodder for writing. The way you make the reader feel the fear and dread its return makes for a very strong story.


  4. lisashambrook
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 17:57:55

    Most of us have had those nights at some point, must sleep, but can’t sleep for fear of sleeping! Interesting interpretation!


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