Five Sentence Fiction- Charmed

I guess you can say I am writing a short story ( in 5 sentence instalments) around a serial killer theme. I have just finished reading the book ‘ Gone Girl ( prehaps that is the reason behind the sudden surge of dark writing!) I don’t know how long I will continue with it….but it is fun!

For those who have stumbled across this piece, last weeks 5 sentence fiction is where it all began (Accident- 5 Sentence Fiction) and the wonderful Lillie McFerrin hosts the site Five Sentence Fiction, inspiring her readesr to submit short stories to a weekly word prompt. I am using her weekly word prompt to guide the story…..

Word Prompt– Charmed

So you came back for more, I can’t thank you enough…I’m having fun with this!

What can I say?…I have a charmed existence! 8 months, 7 days and 13 hours and still no-one has a clue as to who I am.

I’m smiling as I write this, the whole god damm community is afraid of me, little old me!

They know that I will strike again, that it is only a matter of time…time tick tocks by and all the while I plot and plan my next attack

I fancy a blonde this time, the last victim was brunette, but Marilyn said it oh so well ‘Gentlemen prefer Blondes’…She was so on the money!



Five Sentence Fiction- Accident

Lillie McFerrin’s wondeful blog Five Sentence Fiction(, encourages you to write just that….5 sentences to a weekly word prompt…Here is my contribution.

Word Prompt– Accident

It’s no accident your reading this, I don’t blame you…curiosity would get the better of me too.

I’ve done it again, another victim, bringing the grand total to 7….but there will be more.

I’ve been at large in the community for 8 months, got the police completely baffled, this latest stunt, hacking into the local newspapers online website will only bide me more time…While divert man hours into trying to figure out how I hacked the system…I can get back to work

My advice, be on guard, don’t walk alone at night after dark and sleep with a night-light on for comfort.

Yes, it’s no accident your reading this, I’ve got the attention of the whole community, got you right where I want you…watch this space.

Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

I have been making this recipe for close to a year…I overheard one of my colleagues at work talking about this amazing dish called ‘ Chicken Larb’….I listened so intently that I copied the recipe down as she spoke!!

And I never looked back….the dish was a life changer…So flavoursome and healthy, fresh and appealing.

I made it recently for my Mum, Dad, Brother and sister-in-law…. all four of them requested the recipe ( here it is guys!!)

So without further ado…Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Chicken Larb in Lettuce Cups

Note to the budget conscious– Chicken mince can be substituted for Turkey Mince…I have made this recipe numerous times with Turkey mince and the taste is just the same / some might say even better


500g chicken mince OR 500g Turkey Mince

1 tablespoon Olive oil

1 medium brown onion, finely chopped

1 stalk lemon grass, white part only, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger

2 sliced fresh red chillies

1 tablespoon fish sauce (or to taste)

1 table spoon soy sauce (or to taste)

½ juice of fresh lime ( or to taste)

1 teaspoon coconut sugar / or brown sugar

1 cup coriander, chopped

1 cup mint, chopped

1 cup bean sprouts (optional)

1 whole lettuce, leaves separated

Chopped coriander and mint for serving

Cooking Method

Heat oil in fry pan, add finely chopped onion, lemon grass, crushed garlic, ginger and chilli and cook for 3 mins or until aromatic.

Add chicken mince and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until chicken starts to brown.

Add the soy sauce,  fish sauce, lime juice and sugar and stir to combine. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly.

Add bean sprouts, coriander and mint and gently toss until just combined.

Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce cups and serve with wedge of lemon, chopped coriander and mint.

Totally YUMMY!!

Other serving suggestions

  • Sprinkle with roasted peanuts for additional crunch
  • Serve chicken mince in lettuce cups on a bed of alfalfa sprouts and grated cheese

Five Sentence Fiction- Festival

Word prompt- Festival

Part of her sons school homework had been to research the definition of the word ‘ festival’.

Though there were numerous dictionary meanings, her son had decided that festival was best defined as ‘ gaiety, revelry, merrymaking’.

What she loved most about this research project was the affect it had had on her 10-year-old.

He had insisted that each morning , breakfast would become a festival, a time for ‘merrymaking’.

Balloons decorated the dining room, streamers had been strung from window to window, music played, and most importantly, laughter and chatter filled the air as the family ate their cereal and toast.

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