Five Sentence Fiction is a prompt started by LillieMcFerrin, check out a wonderful interview with Lillie over at Bullish Ink. Some much deserved attention to a great
writer, editor, and friend.
took each step as gentle and careful as the one before, avoiding the broken
glass, burnt wood, and melted objects of a former life. She pulled the mask away from her face she
could still smell the smoke on each strand of her dyed white hair and in each
stitch of the loose fitting clothing she had been asleep in when the alarm
brought her to life. She knelt pulling
the half melted leash from the black ash, her hand clinched into a fist around
it even though she knew Max was safe with a friend now. Her heart raced, tears began to swell in her
already red eyes as she released a silent curse. Hotter than the fire which took her home, the
anger burned through her knowing who had done this and she fought at the
smile on her lips.