Five Sentence Fiction – Festival of the Damned

Five Sentence Fiction – Festival of the Damned

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village-of-the-damned-original

 

“Mommy, we want to play,” the flat chorus sang.

“No, please, I didn’t know,” she said as she fumbled for the knife behind the counter.

“Mommy, we played with the rest of them,” they said as their silent, synchronized steps advanced.

“Oh, God, please,” she said as she fell. The children crowded around her and she slashed blindly with the knife.

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Author’s notes

Five sentence fiction is like a snippet, a TV tuned to a channel for a few moments. It starts abruptly, generally builds quickly, and typically throws you for a loop at the end… or not, depending on how the author feels at the moment.