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.
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.
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.
Hi Keith - heart wrenching ... HilaryReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I must check it out. Cheers DeniseDelete
I absolutely loved that novel too!Delete
Oh my word... How did that happen in six ???ReplyDelete
I'd have liked seven!: Thanks Maz.Delete
Terribly tragic and sad. A lot to pack into six sentences! Nicely done.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much LisaDelete
Thanks for dropping byDelete
Clever and heartbreaking at the same time. Well done.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much NickDelete
* compliment of the first water, 'cellent in form and effectReplyDelete
What can I say? Cheers and cheers again.Delete
Amazing and sad. Wow.ReplyDelete
The power of wishes...so sad. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
Indeed. Thanks DDEborah.Delete
Amazing tale, sad though. Well written, Keith.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much AishwaryaDelete
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.ReplyDelete
My thoughts exactly. Thanks so much for commentingDelete
A tragic story twist indeed, leaving us with more questions than answers. Well done, Keith!ReplyDelete
Pleased you enjoyed it JosieDelete
Oh! That's all I can get out!ReplyDelete
That will do nicely! Thanks so much.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Sadly some learn too late. Thanks PatDelete
Well done! A good story but too sad... On principle, we can learn a lot from this tale...ReplyDelete
I would like to think so. Thanks SHONDelete
Ugh! Too real....ReplyDelete
Indeed. Cheers ShadowDelete