Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Six Sentence Stories - Explain

As one ages, memories may be like rolling stones picking up moss and debris which are manifested as partial truths while at the same time knocking off some of the edges once felt as deep wounds but now with scars barely seen, if at all. Imagination is not only displayed in the mind of a child, but can continue way into the twilight years of life. 

Once a week, Denise of Girlie on the Edge's Blog offers us a place to link our stories, whether based on truth, partial truth, or from our imagination. I am linking this post to Six Sentence Stories - Explain. If you feel so inclined, write a story using only six sentences with the prompt word explain in it and click the link to share your story any time before Tuesday evening. Whether you decide to join in with this writing challenge or not, just click the link to spend a few minutes to read some short stories.



She hung her head, not knowing exactly what she should say, although deep down she did know. In her first conversation with him, ever, he had asked if it had happened. 

She knew it was a lie, but why was she not able to speak up and tell him. Did she have a fear of not being believed, or was it the shock of hearing such a thing being said about her. 

How was she to know at such a young age that it would have been better for her to explain that there was not an ounce of truth in the statement, rather than not saying anything. 

Standing up for the truth about others and for herself was a lesson she would learn one painful experience at a time until she found her voice.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, Pat. I can only imagine what gossip spurred this scenario. It's those stark and uncomfortable moments that make lasting memories. Learning from such situations redeems us from the emotion, still present, from the memories.

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    1. This is so true. To be able to learn from the experiences one has is what life is all about.

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  2. What a horrid situation to find oneself in. I can feel her sorrow and angst. #good6

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    1. Thanks. It is my hope to be able to write in such a way that the readers are able to feel what it is the characters are feeling.

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  3. while people can be cruel to others, there is a special kind of cruelty that immaturity and in-experience can bring about, made all the more difficult for the fact that we inflict it upon ourselves. (One can't help but think that maybe immaturity is a kind of purgatory available to all of us, only when we're not in a position to realize how avoidable it can be.

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    1. Isn't that the truth. What an insightful comment you have made.

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  4. What an emotional SSS, Pat. It's amazing how fear molds and controls us even into adulthood. And while most everyone has that "turning point" that allows for finding their voice, it doesn't necessarily happen for everyone.

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    1. It is so sad to see those who seem forever trapped in the errors of their lives whether the errors were self made or ones made against them. If only they knew that it is possible to be freed from such unhappiness.

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  5. It’s so hard when you feel you can’t admit the truth, and then have to do so later.

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    1. Agreed. The truth will set you free.

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  6. How was she to know? I am sad for her that she has regret around all this and her own silence.

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    1. Some things come only with time and experience.

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  7. I hope she was able to explain one day. Good sentences:-)

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    1. With understanding comes the ability to explain. :-)

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  8. Sometimes it is a bitter experience that teaches us the most valuable lesson.

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