The sun’s rays falling on her face woke her from sleep, and she found that strange.

Mom should have woken her up much before sunrise as they both had planned to walk to the edge of the forest to watch Dad’s convoy, which was returning to base after almost a year, roar up the mountain road.

She quickly jumped out of bed, brushed her teeth, pulled on the new frock, hurriedly ran a comb through her unruly hair, but there still was no cheery voice of Mom urging her to hurry up.

Mom was seated in her room, her face deathly pale.

That is when she knew the sounds of the night had not been a dream after all.

©Shail Mohan 2014


Lillie McFerrin Writes

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate can write a five sentence story based on the prompt word. The word does not have to appear in the five sentences, and is just for direction. This week: SUNSHINE