I have to say that I have been thoroughly enjoying the Five Sentence Fiction weekly writing forays and somewhat surprised at the ideas that come to my mind whenever Lillie McFerrin gives the prompts. This week is no exception. The prompt is “Armor” and at first images of crystal cocoons, armadillo girls popped into my head. Then Smaug lumbered in. He scorched the first occupants, and sat down in his usual Smaug way. Me, like all the best burglars, watched his glorious under belly for that one patch where the scales didn’t meet and then the idea(s) for this week’s FFS effort came to me. At first they were all jumbled up and then they separated. Ah…the writing process. Love it!
Five Sentence Fiction: Armor or …A Hunting We Will Go?
1# Steven Rapier
Steven Rapier sat in his usual corner in the café across from his second apartment watching, with protracted scrutiny, a young, slim dancer-type, in a denim shrug and floral maxi dress, the one with the caramel face under a mass of black curls, currently engrossed in the latest Terry McMillan effort.
Her soft cheeks complimented her heart-shaped face and there was a growing hardness in his groin as he imagined the gurgling noises her perfect throat would make while his well practiced fingers dug into it -she doesn’t look like a screamer, not like the last one.
The young lady, sensing this scrutiny, looked up; made fleeting eye-contact and blushed as her eyes returned to her reading.
That’s it, Rapier thought, that’s the “in” he was seeking; that soft spot, like the flesh on her beautiful neck, the only skin uncovered by her modest but exquisitely feminine outfit.
Deploying his brightest smile, Steven Rapier got up from his usual table and walked with cool purpose towards his next “passion project.”
#2 Deidra Blest
In a quiet, softly lit coffee house, not too removed from her usual haunts, Deidra Blest sipped her honey- lemon tea, not really reading the book in front of her.
She sat in the dim section of the coffee house, confident that no one in this big city believed in folktales, let alone the ones that came from the Islands, and she was supremely confident that the ever-busy city people wouldn’t notice her long enough to see what she really was.
Except the chap sitting across the room from her, currently oozing thirst under his tan fedora and through his slacks.
Deidra indulged her special powers: knock them down with pheromones, and really turn-up their heads so that what they thought they were seeing was a young demure female.
“City men sweet, oui,” she thought and then smiled as she shot the strapping Fedora Man a glance, “I will feed well tonight.”
© Debra Providence 2012