Friday, April 19, 2013


This week Lillie McFerrin [] gave us the prompt of "ANGLES" for this week's Five Sentence Fiction. Here is my endeavor in response:


Steve and Brenda have been together for over ten years, and all during this time she has wished and waited to pop the question every woman wants to hear.  However, Steve remained hesitant until he could provide for everything she could ever want to have the moment she’d mention it; because to him everything had to have an ANGLE, and these ANGLES ultimately became an obsession with him, for if something didn’t have one he wouldn’t be interested in getting involved despite it being the true solution he had been desperately searching for; and the sad thing is Brenda knew it and knew there was nothing she could do to stop him.  One day Steve found a ten dollar bill on the floor of the store where he buys his daily pack of cigarettes and decides for some reason to blow it on lottery ticket; something he had always avoided and said has been a game for suckers; and since the lottery has no ANGLE to playing, he ever had any interest in it.          

Needless to say the next day, when he checked his tickets to his huge surprise he won the jackpot prize of $25 million; and he immediately went to cash it and buy the diamond engagement ring Brenda had always admired.  So when he went to Brenda to finally propose marriage and present her the ring, she thought about it for a moment and replied, “You always have ANGLES in whatever you do, so what’s your ANGLE this time?”

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