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: ENVY
She looked different, may be it was the hair-do, casually elaborate, the make-up, subtle and flattering, and then the clothes, unusually flamboyant in style.
He had never seen her thus and now felt regret fill his being, and something more that churned his insides making him want to smash the face of the bespectacled young man who stood next to her, one arm casually flung around her shoulders.
How could he have known that the ‘ugly duckling’ would turn out to be a ‘beautiful swan’ and a filthy rich one at that?
Why had she never mentioned back in college, that her father owned a chain of hotels, in one of which incidentally he now was a mere paid employee, while the nerd got to be the son-in-law?
He heard his name being called and the bitter smile on his face was quickly replaced with one of servitude as the man who could have been his father-in-law summoned him with an imperious wave of his hand to refill his empty glass.
©Shail Mohan 2014