Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Six Sentence Stories - Howl

Wednesday is the day before the link opens for the Six Sentence Stories blog hop, so it is time to get creative. I hope you will share your stories too, written with only six sentences, of  course. Denise, of Girlie on the Edge's Blog will thank you. As the host of this blog hop, she gets things rolling. Click here to read other Six Sentence Stories - Howl.



Outside, the wind battered against the weathered shingles of the home that had endured many storms both outside and in.

The outer turbulence increased as the hours passed  during the night that seemed to never end, and she wished that she had been able to retrieve the bird feeders, but they were gone from sight when dawn finally approached, as was the storm.

Hanging and maintaining feeders had brought solace to her mind and had given her something simple to focus on when the world as she had once known it had suddenly fallen apart several years earlier.

The howl of life seemed to intensify and was almost more than she could bear during the years that followed, but with time her heart healed and the pains associated with that day began to dissipate.

A loud rapping on the door forced her to move, to shift her thoughts away from that which had lain buried.

As she opened the squeaky screen door, her neighbor smiled and said, “Aggie, I found these bird feeders in my yard and I just knew these had to be yours.”

18 comments:

  1. A bit of a rainbow ending I'm thinking.

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  2. Spending time with birds/animals/plants often provides solace to a soul battered by humans.

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  3. I love your positive ending.

    Regards,
    artmater.com

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  4. "Merely this and nothing more..."
    Totally had the poem pop into my head.
    Thanks... a Six that stimulates! very cool

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    1. Thanks, Clark.
      LOL, just a neighbor, of the human type. . .no raven.

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  5. Positive vibes for this gloomy morning! thanks, good six.

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    1. Thanks. Positive vibes come in many different ways.

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  6. Something simple to focus on. That brought many ideas to my mind and really hit home with me. Love your six!

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Glad this simple SSS was of help.

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  7. What an uplifting Six, Pat.
    Aggie's heart no doubt lightened discovering her birdfeeders were not lost.

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  8. Aww yay for the bird feeders appearance! Great six!

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