poetry, Short Fiction, short story

Perhaps – Six Sentence Story

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a double acrostic

Perhaps

Although it was a pleasant setting, Elaine’s nerves were waiting for a mishap.

Taking a deep breath, Barbara fumbled with her purse strap and made a wish.

Making her decision about an assistant was hard for Jasmine, causing a headache.

Oddly, as Elaine was waiting for her interview, a call came from her doctor.

She stated, “We used the wrong patient’s information when we went to diagnose.

Stepping into the waiting room, Jasmine saw both women huddled, in an atmosphere of caring, Barbara’s arm around Elaine; Jasmine spoke, “Ladies, I hope this works to your understanding that I will need two assistants and you two are the only applicants for the job, when can you start?”

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This is a continuation from last week’s Six Sentence Story, “Struggle.” I just couldn’t let these ladies end things the way it was.

This is in response to this weeks Six Sentence Story:

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: ATMOSPHERE

Go check out Six Sentence Story to get the hook up and join in!!

poetry, Short Fiction, short story

Fired Up

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First, he saw the email with the subject line: Fired
Immediately perspiring, drenched with dread, he opened it
Relief came quickly when he realized the truth
Evidently, there was a typo with what was meant to be said on that subject line
Delayed office hours today are because of a fire in the break room, all staff are to come    in at noon for a lesson on fire safety
Ulysses was relieved with the news until he remembered the charred bagel he tossed in    the trash when he left the night before
Pressure built in the back of his head as he started his day

Thanks to Living Poetry for this prompt! Go HERE to take a look!

poetry, short story

Waving – Six Sentence Story

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Waving – An Acrostic Six Sentence Story

When life is moving forward, past present tense, there will be many waves accomplished, challenged, and freed, just ask elders about them, but experiencing your own makes life all about the meaning of waves.

As one moves forward the waves of goodbyes come often and with many meanings, such as goodbye to those who you will see again, goodbye to those you are happy to leave, goodbyes where you don’t want to ever leave, but nature calls them or you and those goodbyes come with inner waves, the ones you cannot see.

Vigorously working on life’s goals bring on waves of excitement and anxiety all in a nice bundle, sometimes depression, along with stirrings which cannot be named.

In each life there are also waves of nausea, heart breaks, fears, tears, and laughter, emotions can come in waves.

Nothing, but nothing can completely control any of the waves if they are to be organic; as much as we try, it’s natural to have all kinds of waves, but the scariest of all are the ones without control.

Going forward in life is important, but standing in the waves for the present moment, toes sinking in the sands, allowing a chance for the stance to take hold, may be just the wash that is needed.

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There you go! That’s my Six Sentence Story for this week. Where’s yours? Go to this LINK to add one or to read others.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD:  WAVE

 

 

poetry, short story

Goalie – Six Sentence Story

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 Goalie – It’s an Acrostic Six

Getting into position, staying at their post for 60 long minutes, spanning over time.
Only one place to hold, that place requires several movements unbelievable to the       common person.
All of at least seven points of view, this important player must maintain a stance.
Leaning forward, backwards, sideways, sometimes upside down, acrobatic skills are a   must.
Ice turning into slush, grating under the blades, taunting the slide into chunky     challenged glides, all while preventing a score.
Ending is the beginning of success or not and the goalie has one more important thing to   accomplish and that is to breathe a sigh of relief, either way they are done for this day.

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There you have it! That’s my Six Sentence Story for this week. It has been a busy week, so this is running close to the goal line 😉 Better late than never, right? Go check out this PAGE and join in!

 

 

poetry

Evenings

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Evenings

Every day must come to a conclusion
Very important is to find some sweet seclusion
Evening comes to allow for needed rest
Needing to reboot and settle down the stress
If we take some time to have a snooze
Needless things from the day past we’ll lose
Go ahead and lay your head to rest
Sleep may come and you will feel your best

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So, there you have it, it’s day #26 of National Poetry Month
I tried an acrostic style today, something I don’t do enough. It was fun and just the right amount of challenge.

I got the prompt thanks to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides:

“For today’s prompt, write an evening poem. A poem about or during the night. Or take evening a completely different direction and think of evening the score or making things more even (or fair or whatever).”