Five Sentence Fiction Entry: Jeff Tsuruoka

This flash fiction entry is by Jeff Tsuruoka for Five Sentence Fiction, which is hosted over at the blog of the lovely Lillie McFerrin. The theme this week is Faeries, which is a rather favorite topic of mine.

Brother’s Keeper
Rogen slipped out of his shirt to reveal an intricate tattoo which glowed bright red in the candlelight. 

Daragh stood in the doorway and did not watch as Cait laid her lovely hands on Rogen’s chest and then disappeared into his body in a wisp of bright red smoke.

“Do not be sad, dear brother,” sneered Rogen, “for she was lost to you the moment she set eyes upon me.”


Daragh walked out of the house without a word and did not look back when his brother began to scream.


He found a comfortable-looking stump and sat down to wait for Cait to return to him from his dead brother’s house.

19 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction Entry: Jeff Tsuruoka”

  1. I’m wondering about the lovely Cait. Can she be trusted?
    This is really interesting! So many questions…
    I get the feeling that this is the tip of a massive iceberg… a fantastic tale begging to be told…

  2. Whoa, the darkness of this piece is awesome. It’s got the feel of old cautionary tale of treating siblings well, etc. I’m definitely intrigued by the protagonist. Great job.

  3. “Do not be sad, dear brother,” sneered Rogen, “for she was lost to you the moment she set eyes upon me.” Ha! Who could be sad about that?

    I love the Darahgh’s knowing silence — what we might take at first for resignation turns so quickly into something else. Great story.

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