Five Sentence Fiction- Sparks

From her bedroom window she could see into her neighbours backyard.

A fire burned brightly, sparks and embers filling the night sky.

If she strained her ears, she thought she could hear distant sobbing.

The elderly woman in the garden, tossing copious reams of paper, her late husband’s life work, his unpublished manuscripts into the flames.

She was too young to understand powerful emotions, or the actions of a women fuelled by bitterness and regret…yes the scene was puzzling, but the backyard fire a thing of beauty.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fangs Mama
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 05:36:15

    It’s amazing that only five sentences can transport you somewhere and actually make you feel things – but they can, and DO! SEN-sational.


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