Five Sentence Fiction: Happy Birthday

All he needed was ten more minutes. But that moment her keys hit the ground, his secret was laid bare.

Smiling shyly, all he could do was say “Happy birthd…,” before he was silenced by an eager embrace of the shocked.

The roast in the oven had not yet finished, nor was the wine at a proper chill or the candle aflame to shimmer atop the velvet overlay. But to her eyes, she had stumbled into a prize prepared by the hands of a prince.

She could wait ten more minutes.


My entry for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin.

I hope you all enjoy!


10 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction: Happy Birthday

  1. Beautiful imagery! What woman wouldn’t want to walk in the door to this?! 🙂

  2. lorrainefort says:

    Loverly! Had a girlfriend walk into this very situation after a hard week at work…was an amazing way to rekindle a 25 year old marriage! nicely done.

  3. Sarah Mac says:

    Lovely, a real feel good story 🙂

  4. Classy! Loads of man points scored there! This was great to read.


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