Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Post 1554. Thursday June 22

Six Sentence Stories



Maureen threw a coin into the well and made a wish, for earlier that day she learned she was to bear a child, and she desperately wanted it to be a girl.

She was told to expect a son but she didn’t believe them so when a baby boy arrived she was distraught and soon after her marriage fell apart.

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Jackie threw a coin into the well and made a wish; she wished she was a  boy.

At school, she was different from other girls; she had no friends and led a lonely existence, so much so that one day she could take no more tragically took her own life.

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The nurse drew back the white sheet and Maureen stroked Jackie’s ice cold cheek.

“I’m so sorry son,” she whispered.





For Six Sentence Stories where the cue word is Well.


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37 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - heart wrenching ... Hilary

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  2. I like your story, sad as it is. Reminds me of a novel by a local writer, Jeffrey Eugenides. The novel is called Middlesex and is based on a true story.

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    1. I must check it out. Cheers Denise

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    2. I absolutely loved that novel too!

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  3. Oh my word... How did that happen in six ???

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  4. Terribly tragic and sad. A lot to pack into six sentences! Nicely done.

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  5. Clever and heartbreaking at the same time. Well done.

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  6. * compliment of the first water, 'cellent in form and effect

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    1. What can I say? Cheers and cheers again.

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  7. The power of wishes...so sad. Nicely done.

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  8. Amazing tale, sad though. Well written, Keith.

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  9. Guess the lesson is acceptance and tolerance. You get what you get and nobody should be upset regarding gender identity. Or there can be tragic consequences as you demonstrate in six compelling sentences.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. Thanks so much for commenting

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  10. A tragic story twist indeed, leaving us with more questions than answers. Well done, Keith!

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  11. Oh! That's all I can get out!

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  12. Learning to accept what is and find joy in what you have received is a painful lesson for some. Such a sad, well written six.

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  13. Well done! A good story but too sad... On principle, we can learn a lot from this tale...

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