Five Sentence Fiction is a weekly writing challenge made possible by Lillie McFerrin in which to tell a story in just five sentences, a story that packs a powerful punch in a tiny fist. The word does not have to appear in those five sentences, it’s just for direction. If you’d like to learn more about what it’s all about, and maybe give it a try yourself, visit Lillie McFerrin Writes. This week’s prompt is EMPTY. (I managed it in three sentences this time.)
It was the sight of the empty bottle of her precious guava juice that made her snap, that last mouthful she’d been thinking about all day at a job she hated, the one thing she could trust that would be there for her, the one line her wife didn’t cross in their marriage.
She’d negotiated the precipitous canyons of marriage to the world’s most beautiful woman, her occasional men, her lying, her empty eyes, that empty but oh so beautiful smile, being taken for granted. But in the end it came down to juice.