Sometimes, just the idea of writing trips us up and makes us falter. We don’t want to do it because it’s too much. We have the idea that we have to write a novel, or nothing. Why is that? The best writing is when we express ourselves honestly, and that doesn’t have to take pages.
Lillie McFerrin’s blog is described as the home of five-sentence fiction. She suggests a word, you write five sentences. This week’s word is ‘beauty’.
This is my attempt:
There was beauty that day in the church. The late winter sunshine flooded through the doorway and the loveliness of a lone flute soared like the pigeon that was up in the rafters. Of course the place was packed; you saw to that. But you had gone before we came. There was only the bird, exhausted, beating uselessly to get out.