Five Sentence Fiction: Learning

Photograph (pencil sketch of Cait) by Lisa Shambrook (please do not use)
Tears filled her eyes, unbidden, as she gazed at a pastel portrait of herself. A five or six-year-old child gazed back at her, with wide chocolate-brown eyes and messy, light-brown hair framing delicate childish features. Her mum had pencilled in a halo of daisies threaded through her hair and coloured them with pastels. The innocent beauty on the page entranced her and broke her, it was the first time she’d ever seen herself through the eyes of another. It was more beautiful than any photograph she’d seen, and more delicate than any mirror image she could ever remember.
It’s been a while since I last did a Five Sentence Fiction and I miss it! 
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12 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction: Learning

  1. Od Liam

    The clear simplicity of a child countenanceWhat a beautiful, bitter-sweet discovery of our childhood!It is difficult to imagine us to have been like that.You depict an incredible revelation in this wonderful short tale.Od Liam

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  2. klahanie

    Greetings Lisa,Delighted to make your acquaintance. And thus, the portrait. The wisdom of the inner child is never lost. The innocence tenderly reflected in your words that dance from the screen.A peaceful rest of the weekend, Lisa.Gary

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  3. Dobson

    A wonderful experience for anyone to have. Beauty comes in so many forms these days, we should not overlook what is deemed simplistic these days.

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