Five Sentence Fiction #4 – ORANGE

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week the hostess will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

The six-month-long search reached its finale.

Ten candidates strutted their stuff, with styles that ranged from downright ridiculous to over-the-top.

A little-known, pixie-faced girl, sported a riotous bulk of waist-length wild hair, interlaced with frizzy orange curls, like aloes in desperate need of attention.

Au naturelle.

Unknowingly, a trendsetter-in-the-making, blazing a new trail, leading the way on an unknown journey, taking the fledgling company to greater heights…

34 Comments

  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on June 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Now I want to know what they are competing for !

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      The brand new face of a cosmetics company…

  2. Elise Fallson on June 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Oh, I wish I knew what the other 9 looked like. (: 

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      The others were too mainstream… typical runway model type hair/style/appearance… and too "fabricated"…

  3. injaynesworld on June 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    "… like aloes in desperate need of attention."  Now there's an image I can relate to.  🙂

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Are you referring to your hair? If so, your photo shows gorgeous auburn? tresses… nothing like the "desperate" aloes in my piece… LOL

  4. Sherry Ellis on June 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

    A trend-setter in the making…sounds like a very interesting character!

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Somebody who is, as yet, unaware of her full potential…  mmm… does make for quite an interesting character…

  5. Donna B. McNicol [@donnabmcnicol] on June 2, 2012 at 5:04 am

    You continue to be my hero…loved this!!

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Donna, you are too kind! Thank you for the 5-star comment! ***** You have put a huge smile on my dial!!

  6. Chessny Silth on June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I loved this, you managed to convey so much, in so little time. Absolutely wonderful!
    Well done!

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Thank you Chessny. I also enjoyed your original take on the prompt!

  7. J.L. Campbell on June 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Thought-provoking. It is usually something outside of the mainstream that becomes the next big thing. You've conveyed that with your 6 sentences.

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      You are so right. It's something different that captures the attention… a fresh, new look…

  8. Britton Minor on June 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Oh how I love an original-the one who marches confidently to a beat no one else hears!

  9. michelle on June 2, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Absolutely! You've hit the nail on the head! Thanks for the visit, Britton.

  10. Susan Kane on June 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    The photo is amazing!

     

    • michelle on June 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks Susan. The aloes are beautiful… in a 'rough-and-tumble' sort of way…  🙂

  11. tara tyler on June 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    excellent descriptions! i love the riotous bulk of wave length hair! awesome words!

  12. michelle on June 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks Tara! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  13. Lora on June 4, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I fell in love with this orange-haired little girl.  I wonder…did she audition and beat out the other 9 to appear in a TV commercial campaign for a new Clairol hair color or perhaps the role of "Annie" in the new Broadway show?  Btw, thank you for visiting and commenting on mine.
     
     

    • michelle on June 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      You're spot on… my original thought was a new range of eco-friendly hair products, although I changed my mind a million times thereafter… thanks for the visit!

  14. Mina B. on June 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oooh, I'm dying to read more this one.  Well done!

  15. michelle on June 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for the visit, Mina!

  16. Sandra Crook on June 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Really likeable characterisation here.  Enjoyed this. 

    • michelle on June 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks for the support Sandra! Glad you enjoyed it.

  17. Bullish on June 6, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Love love love the descriptors!! Pixie-faced, wild hair, frizzy orange curls. I can see her clear as day!! Wonderful! 🙂

  18. michelle on June 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for the wonderful comment Ms. Bullish! 🙂

  19. Lillie McFerrin on June 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Really enjoyed the images in this piece! Nice job!! And, I have always secretly wanted to have a head full of red hair 🙂

    • michelle on June 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you Lillie! Over the years, I have coloured my hair in different shades of auburns… that's the closest I've come to reds… 🙂

  20. nutschell on June 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    nice imagery there, though it makes me wonder about the other contestants!
     
    Nutschell
    http://www.thewritingnut.com

    • michelle on June 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      I didn't really think beyond the orange-haired girl… 🙂

  21. Rekha on June 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I liked the imagination and the description…it sounded an exciting prospect.

  22. michelle on June 16, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks Rek. Glad you found some time to visit. I know you've been very busy… 🙂

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