Thursday, January 10, 2013

FSF: Purpose

Five Sentence Fiction was created by Lillie McFerrin.  The goal is to pack a punch into five
sentences based on a weekly prompt.

This week's prompt: INSPIRE

The entire "Unchained" story is on this PAGE.

Chapter 14: Purpose

“Losing your homeworld leaves its mark on you,” Nara explained as they proceeded on their course through the Milas planetary system.  “You never feel like you belong anywhere, so you drift from place to place, looking for some kind of purpose to hold your life together, and at the end of the day, you wonder if you’ll ever find anyone who understands the person you are because of that loss.”

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Ylana rested her hands on her knees, hoping that the stone-induced visions would hold off as she sought the answers to new questions.  “If your world was destroyed hundreds of years ago, you couldn’t have possibly been alive when it happened, so how do you feel the loss?”

With a shake of her head, Nara replied, “I feel the loss because I’m a lot older than I look, and after witnessing the destruction of my home with my own eyes, I feel inspired to help people who, like you, cannot truly say you have a home of your own.”

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  1. I like this, the way you've made something sad into something inspiring. Another great piece!

  2. I should try to do this at least once a week. I suck every time I try to write a short.

  3. Ahhh. I almost wish she hadn't witnessed it -- but that would definitely have made for a longer story! This made me ache for them.

  4. Every week I am here, eagerly waiting for the unfolding story of Ylana and Nara.

  5. Nara sure is a strong hearted person, turning the loss of her world into inspiration to help others. Brilliant story telling. x

  6. It amazes me that you can keep writing a coherent story that makes use of a different prompt each week. I've only been able to do this in practice for a few prompts before coming up empty. Congratulations!

  7. Touching and . . . inspiring.