SIX SENTENCE STORIES         Cue…draft

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Life Changer

Everyone knew the risks involved, but it was their job, their only livelihood.

Tucker and Drake entered the mine with their co-workers in anticipation of completing a section they were working on for several days.

They knew it would be a long day and a difficult one, but did not expect the tragic event that would change their life forever.

The explosion of one section caused a tremendous amount of dust and coal to tumble over the entire area.

Hours passed with silence and heartache for Tucker as he tried to crawl toward a small area where he felt a slight draft of air.

The rescue squad managed to pull Tucker and Drake from the rubble, but Tucker lost the sight in one eye, and Drake’s legs were severely damaged and only three other survived among the fifteen miners.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved



This week we meet out intrepid adventurers attempting to make good and proper use of the cue word: CLEAVE.


“Mike, how was your trip through the jungle?” Adam asked.

“It was exciting and challenging!”

“In what way?”

“I saw a lot of snakes, tigers, panthers, monkeys, and we slept under the stars every night.”

“Dad taught me how to pitch a tent, hunt for our food, cook over an open fire, and wash my clothes in a river.”

“The most challenging , but fun part was using a machete to cleave a path through all the brush.”

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SIX SENTENCE STORIES      December 3, 2015

Cue word…..Lie


“Rob, I thought you were my friend, ” Max said.

Friends do not lie for a friend that has stolen merchandise,” Rob replied.

“Well, I’m not going to admit stealing the diamonds and you have no proof that I did.”

“Your wrong, Max, I have a camera in these special sunglasses that you borrowed from me and you took a video of yourself stealing, simply by your eye movement.”

Max decided to admit to the police that he had stolen the diamonds, so he could get a lesser sentence.

Rob gave Max the sunglasses then told him that the glasses were not special because they are not capable of taking a video and he left the room with Max screaming, “you’re a liar, Rob!”

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A tear dropped from my eyes as I walked into the room.

The glass container enclosed his little body, yet he was totally visible to me.

The lights were low and the only sound heard was coming from the heart monitor.

The wires connected to his tiny chest moved with each small breath as he inhaled and exhaled.

I placed my hand inside the circular opening of the container and gently placed it on his head, then softly stroked his hair.

I spoke to him in a hushed tone telling him how much I loved him and I began to pray as tears flowed from my eyes.

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Wordle #76

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle

Wordle #76 “August 31, 2015″

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem

The words can appear in an alternate form

Use the words in any order that you like.

Sterile, Dull, Rivulet, Barley, Volitant, Phlegm, Embasan, Precarious, Sanatorium, File, Sombre, Soup


Ryan worked in the kitchen at the sanatorium and every Tuesday it was his turn to make sure everything was sterile before making the week’s supply of barley bread and soup.

He thought his job was dull and working in such a somber kitchen did not help.  The heat from the stove always caused sweat to run in rivulets down his back.

The supervisor of the kitchen only allowed him to cook cream of mushroom soup even though there was a file full of all kinds of soup recipes.

There were always complaints from the patients about the mushroom soup causing them to have a lot of phlegm in their throat, however, their complaints fell on deaf ears with the supervisor of the kitchen.

Ryan was always tempted to disregard the rules and surprise everyone with a different kind of soup, but he knew that would place him in a precarious position with the supervisor and he would probably get fired.

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This week’s cue for Six Sentence Stories is:      GRAVE


Mason met her eyes with grave emotion and barely choked out, “I’m so sorry, Meg.”

Her gaze dropped reverently to the grave of her young child as she knelt beside the tombstone, placed the flowers, then rose and turned away with wet swollen eyes that had a hollow expression.

That moment in Mason’s life, would haunt him for the rest of his life, and he would never be able to forgive himself for the grave mistake of persuading her to let her son participate in the annual boxcar race.

Meg had always been very protective of her son from the day she brought him home from the hospital after he recovered from an automobile accident that occurred while visiting his father.

Mason knew how Meg felt about children at such a young age participating in the race, after all, her son was only eight years old, and very small for his age.

He was so excited that day, bubbling with pride and joy after coming in 2nd place, however, that joy silenced when the car of the 3rd runner-up slammed into the back of his car causing him to be thrown out and  incurring  grave injuries.

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SIX WORD STORY….August 16, 2015

The theme for this week’s submission is LOSSYou can interpret that however you want.  Feel free to include images if you feel they help the story, but I’ll be grading on the words alone so don’t feel obliged to. Looking forward to reading lots of great stories, as I say, please do share with anyone you think might be interested!



My heart aches for your loss. 


Response for Six Sentence Stories; this week’s prompt “trunk”.


Deviation Of A Name

The trunk is very controversal and is creating an enormous amount of attention.

Some people think this trunk is exciting and very promising, yet others believe it is just for attention.

It is filled with plans and promises that is suppose to change things for the better.

Right now it is reported to be the most popular.

Time will tell whether or not it is still around next year.

This trunk is filled with information caused by Donald Trunk.


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