“Seriously,” she questions herself, trying to stretch out of them as if they were merely non-existent remnants from a bleary-eyed dream; the kind of pre-waking delusion that has you in the middle of a critical interview in which you cannot convince your future boss that there is something in your eye, and that this is the reason you can barely see and keep bumping into things, “is this how the day is going to start?”

Sitting straight up, accidentally flinging kittens; of which she has six orange, black, and gray ones, in all directions with an accompanying cacophony of mewling objections, she cranes her neck to the left as far as it will go. “Damn,” she says, lingering on the vowel a bit too long, “this is one hell of a fantasy.”

Finally she rises, kittens still complaining about being unduly disturbed, and trudges, bleary-eyed, to the mirror. “Holy mother of Zeus,” she exclaims, “looks like I’ve finally earned my wings!”

This is part of Lillie McFerrin’s weekly Five Sentence Fiction. This week’s prompt: faeries

18 thoughts on “Pandemos

    1. Thanks, Jayne–they are so fun. I was bummed to have missed “medicine” – but I guess it was fitting, since I was busy helping Mom through a surgery!

  1. This was fun..I would like to know how and for what reason, she won her wings. Maybe I missed something. Will go back again and read. Find me on the list.

  2. What a great idea for a prompt. I like how you did it without actually using the word. I’m amazed at how much of a story you can tell in 5 sentences. Nicely done, Britton!

    1. It always surprises me when I respond to one of these prompts-the sentences seem to have a mind of their own.

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