Monday, 21 January 2013

Five Sentence Fiction: Forgotten


"So let me tell you about last night, there I was all curled up cosy, head beneath the duvet, heavy breathing, not for any sordid reason mind, just to warm up the icy bed…and my mind began to wander. That half hour, you know the one, before sleep overcomes consciousness, is precious and thoughts of all kinds swim in the murky depths of my brain. No point letting the day’s events wallow, don’t need to rehash that which I can’t change, so I think, I muse, I ruminate – the cogs turn and the gears jump and my imagination escapes with me…
So last night, just before succumbing to slumber, I had the mother of all ideas, the biggest twist and the most amazing denouement in all of history – the best ever best-seller planned out in the utmost detail, right there in my head!
Now I sit with the humming of my laptop heckling me and an illumined blank page scorning my brain as I delve deep inside in vain…and my novel, my best-seller, my way out of here, in the bright light of day – is all but forgotten…"

Written, tongue-in-cheek for Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction check out the other writers in this week's prompt: Forgotten.

6 comments:

  1. Such a shame when that happens and then no one believes you!
    I'm sure one day you will set those magic words free Lisa - just keep writing xx

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    1. Those great ideas eh? I'll always keep writing Sarah, it's our thing isn't it!

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  2. I hope this is fiction! I have had that experience as well. Next time drag yourself out of bed and start typing! Great little piece

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    1. This piece is fiction...but those great ideas do sometimes get lost when you wake up! Got a notebook by my bed!

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  3. I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me! You captured the frustration and way it slips away after being so huge it rocks you! Good stuff.

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    1. I've never had an idea that huge (as in the piece) but many smaller ideas have crossed my mind and faded by morning!

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