This is how the creator of the Five Sentence Fiction idea, Lillie McFerrin, describes the idea:
This week: AWKWARD
So, I thought I'd give it a go. I took a cue from one of my own blog stories and constructed it based very loosely on a theme from there.
Here's my first (and maybe my last!) try at Five Sentence Fiction.
I sat beside her on the park bench, she in a neat grey dress, her laced shoes barely touching the grass. Age could not rob her face of its beauty, all the more charming because of its puzzling lack of inhibition.
Her eyes sparkled as she took from her handbag a creased black and white photograph of a youth in full military regalia.
"We're getting married on Saturday before he leaves, but he's a stranger here," she said, scanning my face intently.
"Will you be his Best Man?"