Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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Post 1432. Wednesday January 25

Six Sentence Stories


Frederick so enjoyed telling Daniel about his years in the Royal Navy; tales of battles at sea, of near death experiences, capture by his foe and being decorated as a war hero after his release.

Daniel too sailed the sea; a fearsome pirate who made people walk the plank, who searched for buried treasure and sat around a campfire singing pirate songs and drinking rum. Sometimes he visited Frederick wearing an eye patch, a three-pointed hat and a hook made from a twisted clothes hanger. He hoped that one day his mother would let him have a parrot.

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It’s twelve years since Frederick passed away and Daniel’s most treasured possession is a golden medal which was given to him in Frederick’s will. But Frederick gave him far more than a medal, for today he starts a career in the Royal Navy, just as Frederick had exactly eighty years ago.


The given word at this week's Six Sentence Stories is... given!


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29 comments:

  1. That was a lot in six sentences. A heartwarming story, this put a smile on my face!

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    1. Cheers Nick. Good to see you again. I must drop by and see what you are up to!

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  2. Beautiful! I agree - heartwarming.

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  3. Very nice and you got so
    Much in the six!!

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    1. Some slightly stretched, but hey-ho! Thanks Paul

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  4. Well written! It made me tear up.

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    1. Oh dear - let me give you a tissue! Thanks so much mmm!

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  5. Keepsakes like that are such treasures.

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  6. What a wonderful tale, and what good things come of it when children spend their time with elders, listening to their stories! Yes, Frederick gave him so much more than a medal, and I'm sure Daniel's visits meant a great deal to Frederick too!

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  7. This was a touching story, that Daniel so admired Frederick that he chose to follow in his footsteps when he grew up. It just goes to show how closely children are paying attention to role models in their lives, both good and bad.

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    1. Perhaps we should all share more with those younger than us. Thanks JJ

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  8. Lucky for him. Not everyone has someone that has such a great impact on their life. Hopefully, he will do as well, if not better in the Royal Navy as Frederick did. Great story.

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    1. Just as long as he doesn't swim off and become a pirate! Thanks so much.

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  9. nice! subtly engaging* and still letting we readers see the visuals that the story outlines.

    *(imo) the best a story can hope to be but surely not the simplest thing to accomplish

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    1. Thank you so much Clark for your encouraging words

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    1. Kind of you to say so. Thank you Stella

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  11. Lovely. Im in a waiting area but wanna hear it when I go back to my car!!!

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  12. Great story! This hit home with me. The stories and experiences of others have such an impact on children.

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    1. Sadly not always in a possitive way. Thanks Pat

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  13. I certainly agree to some points that you have discussed on this post. I appreciate that you have shared some reliable tips.

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