Five Sentence Fiction. This week's
topic is Malice.
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Lillie McFerrin Writes
A little girl with a wide smile and something unnamable behind her blue eyes.
Distracted parents, phones in hand, believing the best, ignoring the signs, rush through lessons, appointments, destinations, busy-ness.
No time for pausing to really look, and listen, and realize.
But it is already too late; the cartridge of malice slips silently into the barrel of her mind as she selects her target.
The die has been cast.