Five Sentence Fiction ~ Villainous

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

This week’s word: Villainous


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by John Yeo

We joined the ship in Tiger Bay, the docks were pretty run-down, redevelopment was planned.

The Captain, a smooth talking elegant fellow, smiled as he welcomed us aboard his three-masted merchant ship.

Shipshape and ready for sail, the crew were lined up for inspection, men from many lands and backgrounds.

The first mate’s name was Lefty he had lost his right arm in a brawl in Calcutta, rumour had it he had killed a man in a fight over a woman.

This villainous collection of thugs and gangsters who were recruited to operate this cruising vessel instantly became cooks waiters, busboys and stewards as the ship sailed away.

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EMOTIONS ~Three Word Wednesday~


Write something based on and including these three words.



by John Yeo

The plane crashed in the icy wastes and we were trapped in the ice fields gripped in the ferocity of a violent storm. We began to shiver, we were confined to the interior shell of the crashed aircraft for shelter. Tempers were frayed and on edge as the situation began to take a relentless hold. Even the strongest personalities among the passengers and crew began to feel the strain and to wilt under the prolonged pressure. There was a distant whirr of the blades of an approaching helicopter. Instantly a ripple of excitement fluttered throughout as everyone became aware that rescue was here. There was a rush to clamber outside as everyone’s desire to get to safety fast surfaced and just one person remained in control. The Captain was the last to leave.



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