Purple to Claire was such a vibrant, passionate and sensual colour in crushed velvet, smooth suede and chunky knits in every shade from warm lilac to the deepest purple to the brightest violet. It created calm when she arrived home from a busy day as she lounged in her lilac room on plump scatter cushions in various shades of purple that she could sink into and snuggle.
People even said her eyes were violet like that of Elizabeth Taylor and as she stared deep into them from the mirror, she saw they were right even though they had lost their sparkle.
She sighed heavily.
Walking away from the mirror, Claire decided she didn't like purple anymore; the greyish, deep purple bruise on her tender cheek now turned the sensual colour into a brutal reminder to always use a coaster.
There you have it; five sentences on my favourite colour and a reminder that not all colours are as beautiful as we think. For more fab stories on purple, please visit lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-purple/.
I really love this!!!! The most beautiful colour ending up being scary and sad. Really good honey. Never expected that ending :-)ReplyDelete
It took some tweaking chick so not to give the game away so early on. Glad you liked; I thought you would considering you love purple too (until the end of course). xxxDelete
This is a little scary - all these "purple" stories about women getting smacked in the face - including mine (and Kayla's, and now yours)! BTW, she didn't happen to go out and meet an old friend in a bar after all this happened, did she?ReplyDelete
Your story, however, is well done!
To be honest, if she looked like Elizabeth Taylor, I'd be willing to forgive a few watermarks on the furniture.
I wanted it to be all fluffy and nice as purple is my favourite colour and it would have been rude not to mention Elizabeth Taylor when talking of violet. But I ended up wondering where it would lead which was nowhere so I had to go dark. A common theme with the other entries I know. I do read the others once I've entered mine but great minds think alike and yes. . .I think a stiff drink in a bar with some cool detective character in a trilby would be just what Claire needs. xDelete
I have learned a new word - trilby!Delete
This was great. The beauty and glamour contrasting with the darkness of purple. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you. Purple is such a gorgeous colour. I wanted to do it justice and write about how it makes me feel . . but that would have been just boring so went dark . . .again. xxDelete
I liked how you communicated her love of the color so clearly, and then her distaste for it in the end. Well done.ReplyDelete
Thank you. it is my favourite colour so it was easy to communicate its gorgeousness.xDelete
Great contrast, it was all so beautiful until she glanced in the mirror. Poignant purple.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa; i like that - poignant purple. xDelete
This is intense and pulls you right in to the slam ending, which slaps us from our comfort amidst the purple pillows... just as it needs to do. Very well done, powerful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Josie. I really wanted to be kind to purple as it's such a lovely colour but couldn't ignore how purple can at times be harsh. xDelete
wow you have done it again! brilliant use of the prompt!! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you. I do try ;-) xxDelete