Five Sentence Fiction: Character

What is Five Sentence Fiction 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.

Five Sentence Fiction : Blog host-Lillie McFerrin


Word Prompt: Character

It has been over 15 years since she had left school, yet her mind often wondered back to the glory days of her English literature class, circa 1996.

The teacher, Mr McGovern, had been wonderful,  and the books, authors and poets he had introduced to the class had left a lasting impression on her, shaped her into the woman she was today.

She had developed a love of poetry thanks to  John Keats and had been challenged in the classroom to have an opionion and to share it, use her voice ( which quiet frankly at the time had scared her senseless!)

But above all she remembered a line from the novel ‘ School for Scandal‘ by Richard Brinsley Sheridan‘ There are a set of malicious , prating, prudent gossips, both male and female, who murder characters to kill time’

This quote had remained at the forefront of her consciousness, it served as a constant reminder of the power of words, the written, the said, and of her life choice to only them for social good.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mark K
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 11:27:17

    Now that is an interesting piece, and thank you for including the links. Nice piece of writing.


  2. lisashambrook
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 22:57:13

    Funny how teachers can have such a lasting effect, I’m still inspired by my English teacher from 25 years ago!


  3. alphabetstory
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 02:07:03

    Very nice memory and well written


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