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A Harvest Gathering

First, let me say this, loosing teeth was a nightmare for me as a child. I could not stand the feel of a wiggling tooth or pulling my tooth out. I managed to hide my ‘itfreaksmeout’ state when my own kids started losing their teeth. I still don’t like kids showing me their loose teeth.   

It freaks me out.

The other part to this is: When my daughter was younger, she asked me about tooth fairies. I quickly made up a story that tooth fairies came to gather your baby teeth in order to replant them for the other children who didn’t have teeth yet.

So when I saw this week’s Five Sentence Fiction, Harvest, I remembered the story I told my daughter and played around with the idea a little.

Giggling and tittering, they wait for darkness to settle. Upon sounds of slumber, translucent, glittery wings wiggle, building momentum for flights designed with purpose. Silence stands in awe as they slip under pillows, careful not to disturb dreams of innocence. Choppy, bumpy landings spill the fruits of labor from bags as wingless gathers separate teeth into piles. Incisors, molars, and canines, neatly ground for tooth fairy fuel.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Five Sentence Fiction, writing prompts

 

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Fairy Tales


Most people hold the misconception faeries are perky little bundles of energy with delightful personalities, much like that of Tinkerbell, gaily sprinkling fairy dust and trilling out melodious songs as they flutter about unseen. The truth of the matter is, faeries, like most things in life, come packaged in cloaks of goodness, evilness, helpfulness or deviousness. Another unknown fact, to the human species, is the relentless war between faeries and guardian angels. The elders of either group have, as of yet, been unable to find evidence of written recording as to why such a feud exists but they uphold the unwritten law. Joel, however, was aware of the existence of faeries, hopeful they would be able to help him, despite their fickle natures.

Lillie McFerrin

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I 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: FAERIES
*This might be a part of Joel’s story at some time. I haven’t really made up my mind but when I saw the FSF word: Faeries, his story is what came to mind.*

 
 

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Lost

I came across Five Sentence Fiction today and this week’s word fit perfectly for the next part of Dawson’s Mission.

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I 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: LOST

Lurches of dread anchored Carolyn’s heart as the doctor’s words flowed from his baritone voice box.

Useless apologies shredded through the phone line.

‘The baby, a figment of your own longing,’ a voice from within echoed.

The ground rumbled open waving arms of despair, reaching, tempting her to join.

It was in this moment she surrendered her ability to feel faith again.

 

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