Five Sentence Fiction – Doors

Five Sentence Fiction – Doors


“The door isn’t locked, but you can’t leave,” Dave said as he closed the door with his back to me. He turned his head just enough to see me, “You’re going to die today.”

“I know,” I said, then lifted my chin and pressed my lips to keep them from trembling.

I caught a whiff of propane has Dave fished a faded book of matches from his pocket, flipped the lid around, tore one off, and placed it between the lid and the black friction strip.

“You have… maybe 20 seconds… to decide if you want that secret buried with you,” he said as he raised one brow, maintained his deadlock stare, and began to pull the match.


Author’s Notes

No scifi today, just a regular ‘ol thriller. I’ve been thinking these five sentence snippets are interesting enough to flesh out the whole story.


11 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction – Doors”

  1. I have been meaning to get off my butt and post some short fiction (~5000 words) on Amazon . You ladies have inspired me to work out the rest of the story πŸ˜‰

  2. Scary stuff….I have so many questions, I definitely want to read more. Well done.

  3. Hm. Better response to the thriller than to the scifi. I love me some science fiction and weirdness, but seems like the peeps aren’t on the same page.

  4. Yeah! Maybe I should make a serialized story 5 sentences at a time with each week’s theme. That would be a fun idea. I wonder if anyone’s done serial or related stories on Five Sentence Fiction?

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