Five Sentence Fiction: Shell Shock


Bullets slice the air with fury and scorn. Earthen walls offer physical protection, but nothing can save sanity as it fights with reality in the nastiest break-up since my divorce. Jenkins slumps on the other side of the hole; once vibrant, he’s now a health risk as he decays. Others from my unit hunker down scant meters away; the onslaught may as well make it oceans. Reason flees as I stand, alone.

Lillie McFerrin Writes

For Lillie McFerrin WritesFive Sentence Fiction prompt: Alone. Head on over to her blog and read other entries. Take the word and run with it, joining in the fun!

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Happy Reading and Writing!

J. Milburn


6 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction: Shell Shock

  1. Excellent Five Sentence, I felt I like I was there, Well done J!

  2. War itself is bad enough especially with bullets flying everywhere. I liked the way interjected the divorce and make it seem like it’s been the bullet that has done the greatest harm to Jenkins for it has made him feel like the rug has been pulled away from under him and that his entire universal has collapsed. Well done. Great visualization,
    Have a GREAT WEEKEND !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. Nice! You painted a horrifying scene in so few sentences. That second sentence says so much about the present state and history.

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