Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Six Sentence Stories - Difference

With many students returning to school after having the summer off, they may have grown a few inches taller, or changed in other ways. It is amazing the changes that can take places in just a few months. When we are around a person all the time, the changes don't seem so apparent, but with separation, the metamorphosis is particularly astonishing.

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Denise Farley of Girlie on the Edge's Blog has given us the word difference for the her blog hop this time. I'm linking my post to Six Sentence Stories - Difference. For some quick reading check out the stories at her site. She posts the new prompt each Sunday evening to give bloggers a few days to dream up a new story to link up on Thursday, or possibly Wednesday evening, depending on where you might live.




As the new school year began, many of the returning students couldn't help but wonder who this new girl was.

Although the name was recognizable, the difference was startling, and she looked nothing like the girl everyone knew as Kenny last year.

A waistline which had hardly been discernible, because of the extra pounds gained from eating cheese burgers and fries and drinking chocolate milkshakes each lunch hour, was now like that of models with hour-glass figures which was accented even more by her new stylish wardrobe.

Her beautiful green eyes were more visible now that her cats-eyes glasses had been replaced with contact lenses and makeup had been skillfully applied to highlight her eyes.

The milk chocolate brown hair which had once been shoulder length had grown long over the summer and could now be worn in an assortment of styles, like the French twist.

An expanding circle of friends included more of the "in crowd," but some of her former friends dropped by the wayside and seemed less important as she grasped to understand her new outer self and whether it caused a schism of her inner self.


16 comments:

  1. excellent 'visual' Six! (I mentioned in my intro learning from reading the other writers, very much the case here!)
    (And, it was a good story, too!)

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  2. Beauty can be brutal. Discovering it deadly. Good post, very thought provoking.

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    1. Thanks, Paul. There are a many lessons to be learned from whatever one is given in life.

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  3. The angst of youth! What a good telling of a not uncommon conflict suffered by many more young people than we realize, most likely.
    No doubt causing her dismay as she's always been who she's always been but is now perceived as someone different. Which, to a certain degree she is by virtue of her accomplishment and the subsequent acceptance by those who once, if not shunned her, ignored her.
    Ditto Paul - very thought provoking.

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    1. Thank you Denise. Today's youth most likely face this type of challenge even more so than in the past because there are so many more ways for people to change their looks than in the past.

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  4. Oh, how i longed for such a change that never came. Now i realize how lucky i really was.

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    1. Even for those who experience a change, they often are not satisfied still. To come to the understanding that outer beauty is not nearly as important as inner beauty is one of the most important lessons to learn in life.

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  5. Nicely written. Hope she returned to some of her old friends again eventually.

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    1. Thanks. This is fiction, but represents something I've seen happen to one degree or another.

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  6. One difference leads to another... hopefully she'll stay true inside as well.

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    1. Yes it can. This was a fiction, but based on a combination of things I observed back in the day. I did not know any girl named Kenny either.

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  7. I guess life changes as people change.

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  8. That reminds me of the summer between 8th and 9th grade. I grew six inches and my perm finally grew out. No one recognized me that fall! That was kinda nice..

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    1. Oh, wow! That is a lot of growing over the summer. My mother once told me that she had the same experience as you one summer in high school.

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