Five Sentence Fiction, made possible by Lillie McFerrin, challenges you to pack a fictional punch in a mere five sentences. Weekly prompts are given as inspiration.
This week's prompt: ABANDONED
For those who've missed any chapters in the "Unchained" saga, you can find the entire story HERE.
Chapter 20: An Abandoned House
Ylana looked back at the woman in open-mouthed awe, frozen in place by the implications of all she’d learned.
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Nara stood and gestured to the rest of the woman’s house, which was nothing more than sagging beams, rotting wood, and disintegrating brick, and therefore scarcely suitable for human habitation. “Is this so much better,” she began, meeting the woman’s cold gaze head-on, “living in an abandoned house to escape detection, living in constant fear of your ex-husband finding you or of authorities tracing all those dead bodies back to you?”
Seeing what her friend was trying to do, Ylana sat up straight as a faint spark of hope came to life inside her.
“And what would you propose I do differently?” the woman inquired, a hint of intrigue coloring her words.