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Five Sentence Fiction...Dilemma.

This week's word- FENCES.

       The bright sunlight blinded her as she craned her neck to peep through the open window.

        Was it a  dream? she wondered, as her foggy mind made it difficult for her to grasp such a possibility.

       Her window to the world was  open, beyond which lay the untended garden full of weeds and thorny bushes surrounded by the high fence which now had a hole in it...a hole big enough for a human to pass through...a hole that seemed to beckon her.

       Did she have that courage in her to leave, rather, did she possess the strength to move a single muscle in her body after being confined to this room for so long?

      Oh, but she really had no choice.....she had run out of books!


  1. * 'Was it a dream?' she wondered
    * Her window to the world was open and beyond it lay the untended garden

    Wonderful story, Shilpa! Captures the feeling of finishing a great book and being forced to reenter the real world nicely. :)

  2. how well written it is with a great and unexpected ending!!!

  3. I'd hate to run out of books...I'd crawl through any hole to find more!

  4. Running out of books is to run out of life. I have two stacks to go through and just bought another one yesterday - I am always afraid I'll run out.

  5. I thought she would run to her freedom but the last line was totally unexpected and only a bibliophile will understand this.

  6. Loved this take, Shilpa...a very positive one amidst most other sad and solemn ones.

  7. Thanks Uma! I wanted some positive end to it and not something terrifying, which would have been very predictable.

  8. Awww, that sounds lovely. Something I can identify with! Loved that unexpected turn at the end :)

    Shailaja/The Moving Quill


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