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.
It was the match of the century.
David versus Goliath.
The plaintiff – placid and nondescript, suitably attired in a casual grey suit, remained an impassive, unseeing character in a still-life painting, as the two concurrent life sentences were handed down and the court erupted in a wild frenzy.
The defendant – determined to play out his role as court-jester until the bitter end, despite multiple warnings from his lawyer, failed to practice the promised restraint and, with the familiar smirk in place, he delivered a mock bow and salute, much to the delight of the spectators and in full view of the countless journalists who had travelled thousands of kilometers, to capture the spectacle.
Nearby – the distraught mother, trapped in the middle of a living hell from which there seemed no end.