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Five Sentence Fiction – View

30 June, 2013

I don’t always write a post based on Lillie’s 5SF, I really should. But there are only so many hours in the day. This week though, I did. The prompt word is VIEW and this pretty much wrote itself.


The meeting, appropriately enough, took place in Top View, the pub which stood at the highest point of one of the hills in the range. Its large plate window allowed a majestic view across the river valley, as far as the Colt Farm where the first group of wind turbines had already been installed.

“They’re an eyesore,” declared a villager from the back of the room, “he’s destroying the natural wonder of the valley, he’s poisoning the view for everyone, and he’s doing it for the money.”

“I don’t think I’m poisoning the view,” James Colt said, sitting a little prouder as he defended the honour of his Farm, “you see an eyesore; I see pristine white machines, harnessing nature’s power in a safe and infinitely renewable way.”

“Well, we have heard all of your views,” the Chairwoman said, bringing the meeting to a close, “the Planning Committee will meet in fourteen days and our decision on Colt Farm’s extended turbines will be announced shortly after.”


  1. Unique take on the prompt! Looks like it is just the beginning of the story!

  2. Interesting. I have serious issues with these wind turbines, view being one of them. Well written piece.

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