Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Here’s what I wrote in response to Lillie McFerrin’s Writes - 5 Sentence Fiction for this week using the word “RINGING”. I’d love to hear your responses to the same.

    All I want is to escape to a place where I can have peace and quiet; and perhaps, that why I use      those noise blocking headphones when I get home; but, alas, the noise of the crazy day at work keeps RINGING in my ears, from which I desperately want to escape.
      So, I decide to watch one of my favorite old TV programs online on NetFlix using these same   headphones to hear the audio.
      You would think this should be enough to stop this outside annoyance from RINGING in my mind, but it doesn’t.
      All I want to some peace and quiet away from the Rat Race I which I apparently must live in, and now what happens; the RINGING starts anew, even louder than ever.
     Then instant I finally decide to cast away the headphones from my head, I wake up; it has all been a dream, a dream from the days I had to work and this racket had been a reality I had to face each day; but now, being retired for three years, it’s sheer bliss knowing I can have the peace and quiet I had always wanted to have then.

Would love to get your feed on this as well as your own 5 sentence fiction using the same word RINGING.

Lillie McFerrin has her site at 

Your welcomed to take Lillie's challenge as well.


  1. I can so relate to this... in my version of heaven there are no ringing telephones. I have listened to them ring unceasingly during work hours for over thirty years! I absolutely love absolute quiet! Your "dream" made me smile. I even dream that phones are ringing! UGH

    1. Glad you liked my flash fiction. I love doing them. Another author I follow does them from time to time. It's GREAT when she does as it forces me to really be creative to tell a story in those few sentences. This exercise many times helped me to take over the writer's block I'd been suffering as I wrote my debut YA Paranormal romance novel.

      I liked where you took this especially since you'd had piggybacked the DREAM as well. However I think you actually have six sentences. [UGH can be a sentence unto itself]