Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Six Sentence Stories - Axes

This is my contribution to the blog hop at Ivy's Six Sentence Stories - Axes.  The idea of the blog is to write a story using any form of the word axes in only six sentences.


Could true happiness be for her?  After all she had axes to grind.  Could she give up her pain, the pain which had become like an old friend staying close by her.  She didn't even remember all the details, but some still remained in her heart and and in her mind.  Forgive, and forgetting will come she was told, but what if the offender didn't even care, or possibly didn't know of the need to ask for her forgiveness, or wish to say he was sorry.  It was hard to have the kind of trust and faith in God that true happiness could come to her if she would just believe it could, and forgive and give up her pain.


18 comments:

  1. I didn't even think of the phrase, "An axe to grind." Good job! I imagine she did find peace and happiness.

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  2. Im with Kristi! I didnt even consider this angle!

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    1. I just wasn't coming up with something using the other meanings of axes, maybe because I wasn't meant to for this post.

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  3. Forgiveness is for the person that has been hurt. It is a sign of moving on and being free of that hurt. You captured that story well. How many axes we have to grind before we find peace. Love it.

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  4. Well done! It's very hard to forgive when the person doesn't even know, or care.

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    1. It is hard, but it really is possible.

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  5. I, for one, am glad that you used the 'axe to grind' phrase… I shudder to think of what would be the story were Dyanne to use it!

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    What a telling insight into the human heart you've managed in just six sentences!

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    1. LOL

      Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

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  6. It doesn't matter about the offender, the important person is of course you; so that he problem no longer weighs on your mind.

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    1. Whether he or she, that is so true.

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  7. A marvelous story Pat. I think many of us struggle with a variation on this theme. It's often difficult to "let go" but well worth the effort.

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    1. Yes, I think that is one of those lessons we are given in this life.

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  8. Wow, great take on the cue! You have written my biography in six sentences! Once upon a time not all that long ago I was an angry, bitter, resentful girl. But God has shown me how miraculously life can change, and I have learned that forgiveness is the path to freedom, we do it for ourselves and it doesn't matter if the offender ever knows or cares. Awesome 6SS, Pat!

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    1. I so glad that you found the way to peace and freedom too.

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  9. I agree - it is especially difficult to forgive when the one who has hurt us doesn't know or care and does not actually seek forgiveness. Yes, the act of forgiveness is for our self, but it's still tough to think someone wouldn't want to make amends.

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    1. Yes, sometimes one can let that be a stumbling block, but you only hurt yourself if you do.

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