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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: TRUST

In the grey light of early morning, Gita watched with agitation the mother cat jump up the wall with the kitten held in her mouth. The holy man’s words said last evening at the gathering in the village playground came back to her, and her head started to pound. Trust God like the kitten does its mother when being carried around in her mouth. She had too, both God and his representative on earth, her own mother, and also the man who had said it, with the same kitten-like faith, which was why she had walked into the man’s room with the gifts just as her mother had requested. The next morning the village rose hearing the screams of Gita, and no one really understood why she was still screaming and hitting an already dead mother cat.

Lillie McFerrin Writes

©Shail Mohan 2014

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