Julie tossed junk into the fireplace as she sorted her mail.  When she came to the bottom, there was an old looking envelope post marked December 21, 1943 and addressed to her deceased mother at an address in London, England.  An eerie feeling came over Julie as she opened the letter and began to read.  The letter was from a man who had been in love with her mother during the war.  Julie now knew that Samuel James Kincaid, RAF Pilot was the father she never knew.

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin 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. This week: LETTERS

Lillie McFerrin Writes

NaBloPoMo November 2013


8 responses

  1. I nearly wrote something along these lines myself! Well done 🙂


  2. McGuffy Ann says:

    I have known this to happen. You really nailed this. Excellent.
    Mine is: http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2013/11/letters.html


  3. It’s amazing how many us have chosen to write about wartime letters. Each of us have chosen to write about different wars, and different situations. Yet in all of our letters we’ve chosen to include the same basic poignancy in what we wrote.

    Your endeavor this week definitely elicits emotions.

    Would love to hear your feedback on my endeavor for this prompt.