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Five Sentence Fiction – Inspire

12 January, 2013

Thanks as always to Lillie for running the wonderful 5SF, and for this week’s prompt. Here is my offering, qall comments and criticisms welcome.


As he watched the townsfolk bustle through the narrow streets, the cartwheels and horses hooves carving through the mud, he had the tiniest glimpse of how the world looked from the heavens.

Up here, seeing the streets through the tiny window inside the spire, he was a few feet closer to god; the influence and guidance he gave him were that much clearer, the work he could offer him would reach new heights of purity.

He rested on his stool, dipped his quill into the ink pot, and opened the book of lined parchments to a new page.

He did not need to hear the instruments or even the notes, he heard the music in the dots and marks he drew being channelled directly into his consciousness.

The inspiration was coming from above; it was perfect.



  1. I hadn’t heard of 5 sentence fiction. What a great exercise! And as usual, great post!

  2. Tin Woman permalink

    This was wonderful. I could feel the inspiration myself. Excellent use of imagery as well. In 5 short sentences I could see the spire and his space as well.

    • Thank you TW, you make a humble writer very happy. i really had to work the “show don’t tell” on this one, espec to achieve the period setting

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