Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Six Sentence Stories - Question

If you enjoy writing short stories, by that I mean stories with only six sentences, and you like blog hops, then this is right up your alley.  Each week there is a different prompt for writing a story.  If you have more questions check out Zoe's site Six Sentence Stories - Question, so you can join in the fun.


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There he was, an engineer, standing beside her in the front yard as they were gazing at the stars. Although it wasn't the first time she had stared up at the stars, it was the first time she had stood beside her uncle while doing so.

Sometimes while taking care of some overlooked farm chore, she found herself walking to the barn on a still starry night. She couldn't help feeling but more than a speck on the earth in comparison to the immensity of the sky above that was adorned by the expansive Milky Way and with a multiplicity of constellations.

The distance between her and the celestial bodies left her without a way to learn for herself, but perhaps her intelligent uncle would know the answer.

"Do you think people live on other planets?" she said, as she looked up at him.


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    1. Thank you for stopping by to read my SSS.

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  2. The kid in me still loves guy watching, although I no longer wonder if there's life out there. Hopefully there's not! Good post.

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  3. It's good for a young person to have adults in the family who will listen and try to answer questions, even if they don't have all the answers.

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    1. This particular uncle really seemed to like kids, his own as well as others, and was particularly kind and willing to listen.

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  4. The vastness of the sky is amazing and I have felt the insignificance of being alone on earth while gazing up. But the question of life on other planets, in other solar systems, in other galaxies, is a universal one. The uncle may be able to offer an answer to her question, but it would just be an educated guess. Good one, Pat.

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    1. If I remember right, my uncle chuckled and said, "I don't know." I was just glad he listened to my question and replied.

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  5. Beautifully done, that feeling of being just a tiny part of something so immense, a tiny spark of creation, and yet each one of us so important! It isn't critical to me to know all the answers of the universe, life is a mystery to experience!

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    1. It isn't critical for me to know the answers to everything in the universe. I believe relationships with people and our maker are far more important, and that as we develop the talents we have been given and give of ourselves to others we will be granted the degree of understanding we need little by little, God willing.

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  6. Interesting question filled with awe and wonder

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  7. I often can't help but look to the heavens and wonder...about so many things. Love the picture!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I was hoping that I could create the scene with my words.

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  8. what a nice Six.... not just the 'plot' but you conveyed a tone or feeling (or atmosphere) that was at once peaceful and yet a touch wistful

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    1. Thank you, Clark. I love how little moments in time come flitting forth in my mind.

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  9. I agree with the others, this is a very lovely story.

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