Five Sentence Fiction
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Marcie hoping, but never finding, good news with each visit – a lesson in every appalling thing one person can do to another.
She had been schooled to protect, but social work was a very different proposition from its portrayal in her classes so long ago; would she ever be able to change the outcome for even one child?
She decided to go to the mall after work, a respite from reality that was now cancelled for her by the sight of the wild-eyed mother stinking of stale booze and dragging the tiny screaming child out into the night.
Drawn inexorably after them into the cold, conscious of the cashed paycheck in her purse, Marcie followed, followed, and then spoke,
“How much would you take for the child?”
That gave me the chills.ReplyDelete
wow-very powerful stuff. Good job.ReplyDelete
Hi Lynn - How very nice of you to visit. I enjoyed my trip to your site, too.Delete
After reading your five sentences I always wish there were more. This was very touching.ReplyDelete
Thank heaven I'm limited to 5! Any more than that and any inspiration I began with would dry right up!Delete
Excellent poignant bittersweet storyReplyDelete