Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Five Sentence Fiction

Hello there.

I follow a blog called Writer in Transit which is hosted by a smashing lady called Michelle Wallace. Once in a while she will post exercises to stretch your writing muscles and one of these is called Five Sentence Fiction which essentially does what it says on the tin. This weeks challenge can be found here.



My effort is about 6 comments from the top, but as I am a nice person, I'll plonk it here for your perusal.

Of late, things in town were getting worse and worse. The newcomers had been taking liberties with land, property and now the women. She knew that it was only a matter of time before they got to her. First with honeyed words that after refusal would turn to curses, knives and taking by force. She picked up the gun. 


Its really enjoyable to just have a bash at something without getting too stressed about the content. I plan to have a go at further exercises. I'd have a squint at Michelle's site if you have time, it's full of great advice for new and experienced writers. 


Cheers, 


W. 

11 comments:

  1. Hey Wayne, thanks for posting about Five Sentence Fiction and linking to my blog.
    I love your piece. You've captured an entire story in five sentences. It has a sense of continuity and the perfect cliffhanger ending! You should really hop over to the host site and post your five sentences. You'll find lots of supportive writers in the FSF community.
    The site is www.lilliemcferrin.com

    Five-sentence fiction is a great way to exercise the writing muscles and practise concise, tight writing.

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    1. Sorry, I meant to say you should hop over to the host site and add your link to the linky list, so other FSF participants can read your work...

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  2. That's really good Wayne. You've packed a lot in those 5 sentences and really set the mood. Michelle is right, you also have the perfect cliffhanger ending. Looking forward to more of these from you. (:

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  3. Thanks to both of you for your comments. It's really great to get positive feedback. I'll post more here as the challenges come through.

    Cheers,

    W.

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  4. I liked your last line...she's not going to go quietly, and nor should she! Enjoyed this.

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  5. I picture a lawless wild west in your piece as I read. I'm glad she is not going to sit and take whatever is on its way. I love a fiesty heroine!

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    1. Absolutely! That's what I was after..

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  6. That last sentence packs a powerful punch, given the set-up of the previous four - well done, you!

    ALSO - You've Been Tagged by Some Dark Romantic! Click on the link to learn more! :-)

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  7. Ah, an ending that leaves the mind reeling! Love this :) Thank you for linking up with FSF this week. I look forward to reading more of your writing!!

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  8. Wow! Loads of great feedback! Maybe I'm getting a little better at this stuff. All your comments are much appreciated. I'll do some visiting of respective blogs and signing up later on!

    Cheers,

    W.

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  9. Love this Wayne, anything could be happening in this town from crazied zombies to others?

    This would be a great short story.

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Wotcher. Comments are welcome and make Wayne happy. Please post some. Spammers on the other hand, I hunt down, kill and eat.

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