Bewitched: Five Sentence Fiction

I have decided to play along with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction.  Head over to Lillie McFerrin Writes Blog to see who else is writing!

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie McFerrin posts a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the inspiration word. The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just take your inspiration from that word. 

This week’s inspiration word is: BEWITCHED

Here is my piece, I hope you like it:

Candice Rose was woken not by the usual way of her alarm, but by the fragrance that had wafted through into her bedroom, into her nose and placed itself just south east of her left sinus.  It was a soft, sweet, musky smell that was calling to her, drawing her attention.  It was the kind of smell that made Candice Rose's heart begin to beat faster, moving the blood at a much faster rate around her body, concentrating particularly around her neck, cheeks and lips.  Candice slowly took another long breath in, soaking in the fragrance, confirming something she had almost forgotten. Then even with the raised heart beat and slightly shaky extremities, Candice Rose closed her eyes, lay back on her fluffy white pillow and smiled knowingly at who was about to walk in the door.


  1. What a lovely way to wake up. It's so true how a familiar smell can make you feel warm and cozy. Awesome piece!

    Thanks so much for joining us!!!

  2. I like your use of her name in the piece . I'd love to know what it is, food? perfume, flowers? and who is about to walk in? Keep going!
    You communicate the sense of being bewitched by the fragrance very well.

  3. Thank you and thank you! What an awesome response, so encouraging. To me it was the memory of the fragrance that was bewitching her. It evoked a wonderful memory of a person and as it got stronger, she felt that she knew that person was coming. Excitement, anticipation and longing were what she was feeling.

    Kate, yes, I do think that I could probably take this further. Thank you so much for your encouragement.

    Lillie, It was a pleasure to join, doing a five sentence fiction was heaps of fun, as it really put me under the pressure to pack a punch in just five sentences! In the end I had done it in 4 & had to pull out another 1! Looking forward to next week. Thanks. Meg