Thursday, April 4, 2013

Finding The Power

Her sack was loaded with more than she liked to carry but inside were the strange things called books and the Elder One had drilled into them to never leave books behind once found. 

She understood books contained something called ‘words” but didn’t quite understand what the old man meant when he said words had power. 

Rounding a bend, she cursed at the sight of one of the immense, mutated lizards that hunted the ruins of what had once been a great city. As it charged, she knew her belt knife would be useless to dissuade it and, lacking any other choice, swung her heavy bundle at its scaly head.

Barely sparing a glance at the unconscious creature, she hurried away with both renewed vigor and a broad smile, realizing she now had proof positive words did, indeed, have power.

This story was written for the weekly Five Sentence Fiction flash fiction prompt: words.


  1. LOVE! Just plain and simple LOVE this.
    Great job, my friend.

  2. This is my favorite of all the FSF posts you've written. It just works!

  3. Very clever and not to sound too boring, I echo all of the above. xx

  4. Very creative!

  5. Such an original and fun take on the prompt! Much enjoyed.

  6. You made me laugh.

    Well done.


  7. I always look forward to your entry each week because I know it's going to take me by surprise in the best way possible. Thank you for not disappointing!! Brilliant :)