FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – Desolate


I was on Meghan’s blog searching out her Picture It & Write entry and I found her FSF post. Up for another writing challenge I went to investigate and found this…


What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I 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.

This week:  DESOLATE



The once victorious city sunk into foundations of ash and rubble.

Steps that led nowhere left inside buildings, bombed beyond recognition.

The world drained of colour and life, a vast landscape, grave and empty of anything other than charcoal grey remains and smoke.

The skies unforgiving prepare to rain down on the desolate city.

Unloved and discarded, a blot on the map, a mistake.

29 responses »

  1. Thanks for turning me on to this website. I can do for another weekly prompt challenge! 🙂 Yours was great btw…

    • You’re welcome – I needed a fresh challenge too – like I said I only just found it – great that you have joined in too!
      Thanks – glad you thought so.

    • Thanks – and double thanks because it was on your blog that I found FSF and your writing that inspired me to go and find out about the challenge!
      Glad it worked for you.
      As a child they town council developed the main (back then) car park and to do so they had to knock down 3 terraced houses. I think I was about 6. We parked up, the demolition part way through. Quite a sight to see half a house open like that. We could see the stairs and the toilet and pretty floral paper in the bathroom. I felt sad for the house and sadder for the people forced out of their homes for less than 20 extra spaces.
      Plus I have researched and taught WW2 and watched plenty of futuristic films after the destruction of the known world (thanks to Mr G) – I think I used all these things to write and make it sound like I was writing from what I know.

      • Adrenalize (Mr. Kane Remix)
        Whore (Nikka Bling Remix)
        The Blood Legion (Mitch Marlow Remix)

        You’re welcome dear! Wow! That’s so interesting! I don’t like to see things like building being tore down. They’re taking down a piece of history. I’m a huge history buff, I can’t remember dates for the life of me, but I understand the fact if people want to update. I live in a small town and I love main street and it has old buildings from the 20s or later (I have no idea) and one of them collapsed and they had to tear down the other two that were attached that didn’t collapse with it. So now it’s empty and green. 😦

      • Aw that’s sad, but structurally the other buildings weren’t safe.
        The first pub that I found Open Mic nights at Uni was the opposite – all the surrounding old buildings were rubble and it stood alone. Strong, old red brick. I took a photo of it, but have the image of that place engrained in my mind as it was my 1st venue as a Performance Poet. 🙂

        Prague is a special city for old places, they have used the profit from tourism to renovate the old buildings in sympathetic style. It is a beautiful, historical place.

      • I’m sorry for those things at the top of my comment. I had typed it out on a post it note and when I went to highlight it all, I forgot about them at the top. I’m so sorry! Lol

      • (Giggling) you had me wondering – love it! Like a secret code.
        We just bought a house and in a notebook they left in the kitchen were all sorts of lists – love found texts – a rich source of inspiration!
        Thanks for explaining and putting me out of my misery though!

      • Wow! That’s so cool! I would love to travel and actually see the history of these different places I’ve heard about. ~sighs~ I just have to marry somebody rich first. Lol!

        It literally took me five minutes after I posted that and went to check the post it note. I literally went, “OH MY GOD! She’s gonna think I’m crazy!” I felt so bad. Glad you took it better than I thought you would. And that is very cute, have you watched The Words? It’s so beautiful! 🙂

      • No worries, I am just glad it wasn’t a totally private message, I could delete it or edit if you prefer – the rest of these messages will look really mental then though.
        I have no seen The Words, what is it?

      • Nah it’s okay. It’s just song titles. Lol

        The Words is so good. Kinda confusing in parts, but very good! Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quiad, and Olivia Wilde. It’s so interesting, because it has some flashbacks and its about an aspiring writer who goes on his honeymoon in Paris and his wife finds this old travel bag and buys it for him. He looks inside the pockets and finds 11 pages of this romantic story and he just writes it out as it is.

      • Ohhh I will have to look out for that one – maybe a housewarming DVD pressie to myself! 😉 Thanks for the review and film recommendation.

    • Thanks – I am happy I have found this challenge.
      Unfortunately BlogSpot doesn’t like me so I couldn’t reply to those FSF’s but I did read them.
      It’s a great idea for a challenge!

  2. Anyone know what happened to the page? The image seems to have gone and so is the FSF page from this link? Google search if you are interested in the challenge – or look out for next week’s post!

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