Thursday, January 16, 2014

FSF: Hold On

It's time once again for Five Sentence Fiction!  The word for this week is CLUTCH.  The photo below was also offered up for inspiration.

Hold On

I remember clutching on to your leg, convinced that the world would end if I dared to let go.  The darkness around us was suddenly assaulted by the sound of shattering glass, and the brutal winds wailed as they tore through our hiding place.

Fear washed through me as I thought about Mom and Dad, who weren’t home, and more than anything, I wanted them there to keep me safe.

Yet I needn’t have worried so much, because you, my big brother, ran a soothing hand through my hair and shielded me from the debris.  Though you too were concerned for the safety of our parents, you focused on me, and allowed me to hold on to you for dear life, kindly ignoring the scratch marks my five-year-old nails left in your skin.


  1. And that is why big brothers are the best people in the whole world.

  2. I enjoyed this, very nicely done :-)

  3. Very good. A different take on the prompt from the others I've read, and a nice one!

  4. You pull me right into your words, hope it turns out okay for them!

  5. I felt i was almost going through that with the small five year old, you describe it all so well:)