Thursday, June 27, 2019

Six Sentence Stories - Simple




How easy or hard is it to write a story using only six sentences? Now add in the factor that in your story, you need to incorporate a prompt word. Does this make it easier or does that complicate the matter so much that you decide to skip the challenge and just read the stories others write? Every week there are many who accept the challenge, so think about it. I will be linking my Six Sentence Stories - Simple to the blog hop hosted by Denise of Girlie on the Edge's Blog. You are invited to click here to read these other stories.



He was a man of few words and she a woman of many when it came to coming up with solutions to problems. A simple yes or no, or that sounds great, let’s do it were words that rarely came rushing out of her mouth at the get-go.

The quiet man had already mulled things over while doing mundane tasks and knew what he wanted to do, but she hadn’t been privy to the flux of ideas and aspirations that had been stirring through his mind. What now seemed to be a flawless solution to the challenge at hand for him, now required some simmering time for her to consider all the pros and cons.

While she simmered, he stewed, knowing time’s a wastin’. Meanwhile, he guessed he would give some consideration to the next project on the slate in his mind.

16 comments:

  1. I hope they get over their personality clash

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    1. I think that the old saying that opposites attract is in play here. :-)

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  2. I loved this story, Pat, because it is Papa Bear and I in a nutshell. He comes up with a plan and is ready to go with it when I hear about it, and I will have a dozen questions and thoughts on the matter. Not surprisingly, his approach to must things is usually the clearest and best while I tend to be a bit convoluted. I am betting that over the years this couple has learned to appreciate their differences and as we can see, while she ruminates, he is already pondering away at something new. It strikes a good balance. :-)

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    1. It is an excellent balance and gives each an opportunity to learn from the other and gain new insights.

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  3. (Love the photo!)
    Good Six... perhaps, were these 'real' people, they would eventually recognize the need to synchronize contemplation.
    lol

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    1. Synchronized contemplation. . . hmm. . .what a great idea for a class for couples. Love it. :-)

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  4. The first thing that comes to mind is "personal realities". They differ in their approach to/reconciliation of the matter at hand. One thing is certain - communication is vital and goes a long way in avoiding down time between the "what to do" and "whew, glad that's completed".

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    1. Sorry, I was away for a minute reading about personal realities. I think you hit the nail on the head. Fortunately the simmering and stewing is very short lived. . .minutes rather than hours. Listening and discussing is all important.

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  5. My hope is it goes as he wants. Too many quiet people get run over by those who are not.

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    1. I think what is so important is that each feels their opinions are equally valued and that each is given an opportunity to express their ideas and concerns. I have seen what happens in marriages where one is very domineering. It affects the whole family.

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  6. I love the photo! I don't remember seeing that one before, and I'm glad you posted it! :-) (The Six Sentence Story is good, too!)

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    1. I came across the photo when I was in one of organizing kicks the other day. Glad you like the SSS.

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  7. Great six! What a pot of soup!

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  8. Your six reminds me of my dad and step-mother. Well done!

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    1. Thanks. I imagine there are many couples who are similar in ways to these two.

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