Five Sentence Fiction : Inspire

Word Prompt : Inspire

Edward Scissorhands

A morning stroll, a woman prunes a garden hedge with secateurs, sharp silver blades making a ‘snip, snip’ sound as green foliage falls to the footpath.

For the passer-by, the scene evokes fond childhood memories, of a much loved fairy story, about a beautiful man, with a creative soul and sensitive nature…with scissors for hands.

That evening, the passer-by dusts off her DVD copy of Edward Scissorhands and settles in for a night of pure escapism.

And though the she had watched the movie countless times, when the credits rolled, cool tears trickle down her cheeks.

She understands them to be happy tears, as just like her childhood hero, love that had been long been missing from her life had finally arrived, illuminating everything.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra Stephen Boyle
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 19:37:15

    Alliteration appropriate – not overused. – there is an elegant simplicity to your story. Steve


  2. Lisa Shambrook
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 23:43:33

    Very sweet, and haven’t seen that for ages..must watch that again!


  3. Jacana
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 02:14:33

    I haven’t watched this movie for years


  4. Mum of Adult Kids
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 03:49:49

    I love Edward Scissorhands, it’s such a beautiful movie. Love, love, love Johnny Depp!


  5. Martine@themodernparent
    Jan 18, 2013 @ 07:56:53

    Just noticed this the other day on tv and thought it was time I introduced it to my kids! Love that scene with the ice!


  6. mamagrace71
    Jan 20, 2013 @ 08:43:14

    Oh, gorgeous! I loved the movie! You’ve inspired me to see it again 🙂


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