Finnian Burnett

Storyteller

Yesterday’s flash prompt from Nancy Stohlman was fun. Restrictive, but fun. Ten sentences of ten words each. To make it even more challenging, my wife and I gave ourselves ten minutes to write it. Here’s mine.

Ten sentences of ten words each, no more or less.

Her arms crossed, face closed, with nothing else to say.

Do this impossible task if you love me, she said.

My pen, bleeding in my hands, stilled and went dead.

My words, my livelihood, my lifetime of craft, abandoned me.

Ten sentences of ten words each, no more or less.

But how to give her what she asked of me?

I had nothing—no sentences, no ideas, not a glimpse.

Disappointed, she turned from me, seeking one who could deliver.

She left me kneeling with no words left at all.

One thought on “Flash Fiction – Ten Sentences

  1. janbeee2 says:

    Wait….isn’t that really 9 sentences, with one repeated? 🙂

    Seriously, though, good job!

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