Five Sentence Fiction #15 – ZOMBIE

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 seeped in… crept into every pore of her being; a virus invading a host and multiplying a thousand times; spreading, until it eventually filled her every waking moment.

It was a mental, physical and emotional saturation, like a wet sponge, soaked and heavy, unable to suck up another drop of liquid.

The empty spaces of her existence were no more.

It whispered to her from every corner, crevice, nook and cranny; she could not escape its pull, its power, its passion.

She surrendered… it was a welcome relief… allowed the madness to occupy every facet of her life, and the transformation was complete.


  1. Ryan Derham on September 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I totally enjoyed this, M. Very smoothly written and absorbing. Her helplessness and then her release come through powerfully. I especially like the line “The empty spaces of her existence were no more.” Great stuff, as usual!

  2. Andrew Swingler on September 24, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I felt her relief. Nice writing.

  3. Elise Fallson on September 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Oh, I saw the title and started squirming in my seat. Then I read your post and squirmed again. Great job Michelle, mission accomplished. (: 

  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh on September 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Creepy and effective!
    And that is an awesome sign. Someone had fun.

  5. Karen Lange on September 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Love this idea! Reminds me of Hemingway's six word stories. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. It's great to meet you!

  6. injaynesworld on September 24, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    "… a virus invading a host and mulitplying a thousand times…"   That gave me chills.   Excellent description of the transformation from human to no more.   Bravo, Michelle!

  7. Stacey Mitchell on September 25, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Yikes, this gave me goosebumps. This is great, in a very creepy way 🙂

  8. tara tyler on September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    sinister! great piece of writing! eww! zombies!

  9. Rachna Chhabria on September 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Though these sentences gave me few goosebumps, I really enjoyed them. It had a sinister, a evil tinge too it, which I liked a lot.

  10. L. Diane Wolfe on September 25, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    That probably is what goes through someone's mind…

  11. Shelly on September 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Excllent piece. I bet it would hurt turning into a zombie and scary, too. 
    Hugs and chocolate,

  12. JazzBumpa on September 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Now, I'll bet she's hungry . . .

  13. Lisa Shambrook on September 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Great description, and point of view!

  14. Mina B. on September 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love that she "welcomed her transformation." Loved that!!!  I so want to read more–as per usual. 🙂

  15. Emily R. King on September 25, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    This one made me smile. I read it and then looked at the picture. Nice.

  16. Rose on September 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Nice writing!  You did a great job.

  17. Sherry Ellis on September 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I love it!  A zombie transformation.  I like the sign, too. LOL!

  18. Medeia Sharif on September 27, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Great piece, although this gave me the heebie jeebies. 

  19. Jocelyn Rish on September 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I remember when I first saw this sign after someone had hacked it – awesome prank!
    And I loved your take on the first person experience of a person being consumed by the zombie virus.

  20. Julie on September 29, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I probably shouldn't be reading this at bedtime!  "The empty spaces of her existence were no more."  Just one of five thought provoking images. Masterfully written!

  21. Lillie McFerrin on September 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Nice!! I like how you took us through the transformation 🙂

  22. michelle on October 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm


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