Five Sentence Fiction – Joy

It was a feeling she had forgotten the taste of, like the sounds of new-fallen rain to the moon. For too long, its name was one with treachery, sickness and the crushing weight of malice. A venomous ale frothing with nails to turn one pale, all wrapped in a veil of pain.

There was no room for such a word anymore, try as it might to wash the tracks away from the ash. Try though it might, this little joy would soon meet the real monsters.


My entry for this week’s Five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin. The word of challenge was “joy”. And a fitting choice for the holiday season, one would think.

I hope you all enjoy!

5 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction – Joy

  1. JazzBumpa says:

    Seems more ominous than joyful. There must be lots of backstory here.


  2. Ominous is exactly what came to my mind, too. It stirs my interest and makes me want to learn more about what happened to this character.

  3. your take on the prompt was unique.

  4. josie2shoes says:

    Joy and pain are irrevocably entertwined and you wrote of that well! One would be meaningless without the contrast of the other. Dark but intriguing!

  5. Mayumi-H says:

    I agree that ominous is a fitting feeling for this one. Feels like a mother and child, one preparing the other for some coming storm or horror.

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