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Five Sentence Fiction – Fearless

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Five Sentence Fiction – Fearless

Lillie McFerrin Writes

FEARLESS

They were a pack of six daredevils, studying in the same college, sharing a rented house in our locality. 

Apart from participating in dangerous games, they were ever ready to help others, be it walking in the fire, jump in the water or climb the mountain to save someone, they were the pride in our locality.

Our locality leaders thought to award them to encourage other youths.

 Members of the felicitation committee went to their house for some details only to found them huddled together in a corner shivering with fright.

Their object of fright was a big fat cockroach looking at them as if asking ‘ why are you afraid of a little insect-like me?’ 

And this was a chink in their armor.

(Based on a true incident, I witnessed on my train journey to Goa)

Five Sentence Fiction – Fenced

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Five Sentence Fiction – Fenced

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Our houses had a common wall, a very big veranda covering both the houses without any wall to bar us from going to each other’s house whenever we like.

For years our different religions were not an obstacle in our close friendship and life was great fun celebrating all festivals together, going to market, school, and picnic together.

Who could have thought that a little dispute between two communities, which did not even concern us, will give way to a riot and mar our very old friendship?

A fence was raised overnight between our veranda to stop us, children, from going to each other’s house.

Do elder’s ever think about how do we children feel when religions stand as a barrier between our friendship, how helpless, miserable we feel?

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Marriage

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Five Sentence Fiction – Marriage

 

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Marriage was never in her priority list as there was so much more to do; a bright future was looking ahead for her.

Then came a marriage proposal, which made her forget all about her future plans and she agreed to marry.

Post marriage her life was confined to just family, household chores, boring neighborhood parties, and family functions.

She didn’t repent but wondered, could life be better than this, wasn’t she missing something.

What to do, she just followed the wise man who said ‘ marriage is that fruit which you repent if you eat but you repent more if you don’t eat.’

 

 

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom

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Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom

 FREEDOM

My dog was 15 days old when brought as a pet, kept with great care and love; still, he longed to go outside and play with the street dogs and envied them for their freedom.

When he was one year old, in his quest for freedom he escaped one day and ran outside to play with other dogs but as soon as the peck of stray dogs saw him they chased him barking fiercely, scared he ran like hell and hid in the nearby forest where his foot got entrapped in a thin wire animal trap.

Thankfully dogs did not chase him in the forest; he was very much scared, hungry, and longing for his owner’s care and love.

Somehow he managed to free himself and ran for his house where he was scolded by worried owners but given a bath, food, love, and a soft bed to sleep.

Freedom is dangerous and risky he thought, bondage has its own comfort, security, and convenience once you become accustomed to it.

Five Sentence Fiction – Whimsical

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Five Sentence Fiction – Whimsical

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Whimsy land

My husband brought me to this place ‘Whimsy land’  to have fun as I always complain of living a boring life. Here  I can dance with the clouds, fly with the butterflies, play with the dolphins, or whatever damned activities I can think of, and now I should be thankful to him for fulfilling my dreams.

 I have to live here alone for a few days as he has some urgent work to complete then he will come back and take me back.

 It is one month passed and he has not yet come back.

 The staff here said that it is a mental asylum where rich people leave their burdens and pay a good sum for that, and now I’m to live here forever.

 I’m not complaining as it’s better here as compared to his ‘all work and no fun’ gloomy house which was like a tomb. I’m having lots of fun with the inmates.

 

 

Five Sentence Fiction – Frozen

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Five Sentence Fiction – Frozen’

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Justification

We human beings are very clever.

We always find an excuse to justify what we love to do.

Bobby loved non-vegetarian food.

He loved birds also and started working for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization, but now he found it difficult to eat fresh meat, as he could not stand killing animals by himself or for his sake.

Therefore, instead of becoming a vegetarian, he started taking frozen meat, though outwardly feeling guilty, on the pretext that he was not involved in the killing process, and once when it is killed, why waste it.

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