Short Fiction, six sentence story

Swept Away

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Swept Away

Dudley French was a mediocre salesman, working for the brush and broom company, known as Schwepp’s Brush and Broom. Not that it mattered since he was one of very few salespersons still left with the company. Thirty years of door to door selling were behind Dudley; and more and more sales were generated through the internet.

It was just the other day when Dudley was called into his boss’s office when he heard the words her would never forget.

In a volume so low, Dudley strained to hear, his boss, Sherman Schwepp, Jr. stated, “French you swept me away when you were young, but now I am giving you your final pay check, it’s time to retire.”

Dudley looked down and then up, took the broom and swept the office floor, smiled at his to be former boss, and said, “thank you for not firing me, and if you ever want to have coffee, just give me a call,” to which Schwepp nodded, his throat too full for him to speak.

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This is my Six Sentence Story for this week. Would you like to submit? Just go to:

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Reclaiming

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Reclaiming

Twisting jeweled cuffs over knuckles,

silky knot loosely skimming cleavage.

Gathering, clasping silver sparkled strands,

gracefully dabbing her beaded forehead.

Scrutinizing mirrored reflections,

slipping into glistening peds, then rising.

Grasping cool marble, steadying her walker.

Gliding slowly, halting, gasping.

Long estranged, eyes locked,

sparks of youth flaming as shadows pass.

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This is a combined prompt response:

Six Sentence Story completed in the form of a poem, using the prompt word “twist.”

Living Poetry Monday prompt “write an extraneous poem.”

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Showered with Love

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Showered With Love

She loves her children more than life itself

Hugging them each day when they wake

Owning up to what it means to be a mom

Words of wisdom researched and imparted

Extra helpings of confidence builders

Resulting in children showered with love

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There you have it! This is my Six Sentence Story – which I put in the form of an acrostic poem – for this week. Check out the other stories and join in by going to this LINK

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Hole in One

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Jiminy heard a crash coming from the front of the house; having a hunch, it was his friend, up to no good, he hopped up and checked. Sure enough, there stood the little boy with tears rolling down his cheeks. “I didn’t mean to knock it over,” Perry cried, “I was just practicing my putting and got carried away.”

“Well, look there, little man, there at the cup, in all the excitement, you made a successful putt.”

“Y-y-you mean you aren’t mad at me?”

“Aww it’s one of those things and you just clean up the vase and let’s call it a done deal.”

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There you have it! This is my Six Sentence Story for this week in response to the prompt work “Hunch.” Would you like to see what lovely stories to read this week? Go to this Link.

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Weaving 101 Intersections of Life

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You never know

from row to row

when the loom is set

for random weft.

The thrill of gliding

the shuttle rarely idling

seeing the intersections

as the beater changed sections.

It takes patience and pulse

for final results

hope is alive for beauty

that comes with such duty.

At the end of the rows

when at last threads are closed

and the fringe is displayed

one is rarely dismayed.

Such are life’s intersections

from various directions

the results as we tarry

may not be intentions.

The fabric of life

is, as it is, blended

bringing color and light

to be naturally vivid.

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This is my response to the Six Sentence Story Prompt “Fabric.”

Thank you to Denise for challenging us each week!