6 Word Stories: 9/8-9/9

Have you ever wished life would give you a break? The kind of break where you can sit and do nothing and not worry about anything? I would kill for the opportunity to go for a hike or even just bask in the sun (now that it’s not storming anymore). My daughter received bad news and isn’t doing too well, emotionally. She had a miscarriage and what’s worse the doctor will not do anything until Monday hoping things will happen naturally. This morning, I learned that my cousin was in a bad wreck last night. Lost control and rolled the vehicle. She and her boyfriend are lucky to be alive. I was going to do nothing today. I wasn’t going to go outside, answer the phone, check social media, or do my stories. It feels like it would open the floodgates but I figured that living in that frame of mind is what will turn into me not leaving my bed for a few days. I talked to my daughter and cousin now I’m trying to write. Here goes nothing.


9/8: Offer

Offer commitment to achieve your goals.

9/9: Pets

Small paws can deliver unconditional love.

 

6 Word Story: 9/5

The rain is neverending at the moment. Of course, my area is under a flood warning! The river that flows through our town is above flood level and the businesses along its side are preparing for the worst. It’s making my morning walking routines non-existent and even school canceled their first day of school because of the rain. The puppy update…he’s doing better. He’s eating and actually seeking affection from his foster mom. Today’s prompt and the past situation helped inspire this 6-word piece.


Prompt: Voice

Don't whimper. Scream and be heard.

 

6 Word Story: 8/31

Last day of August…ALREADY. The entire month has been trying to say the least. My son stole (still grounded), had a birthday, found out I was going to be a grandmother, researching and learning Asatru, still dieting, storms ( that are going to last into Septemeber) and a daughter getting her license. So, I’m going to try this prompt and get words together for next month. I remember my grandmother telling me something similar to today’s 6-word story. Basically, don’t be someone’s punching bag. I just didn’t understand until later in life that also meant mentally. Happy Friday!


Prompt: Doll

Never be someone's 'Dammit Doll'.

6 Word Story: 8/17

I think today’s prompt is something that people give with the best of intentions and others will seek the best advice from trusted people. I tend to do both. Unfortunately, I see from other views and try to give the most appropriate but people really don’t care to see things from another view. I hope that encouragement can be found in some advice I give to help the other individual and other times I hope it helps keep the person safe. There are different degrees of advice but always try to be positive with words and not condescending. Or worse, advice that could cause more harm than good.


Prompt: Advice

Guidance isn't always warranted but needed.

6 Word Story: 8/15

I tossed and turned all night last night. Receiving news that your 18-year-old daughter is pregnant will do that to a person. While my husband wanted to kill the boy I had to be the voice of reason, ‘She is an adult and she had sex too.’ She lives in another state first with her father (when she got into trouble here) and then with her boyfriend when her dad kicked her out at 17. There are a lot of moving parts to this story so instead I’m just going to say I tossed and turned.

Everything I wanted to do yesterday came to a hault so I will be finishing my loom today and trying to plan my indoor herb garden. There are so many things to plan I don’t even know where to begin. I also need to go and get the raw milk to make cheese for the Asatru event Saturday. With such a busy list of things to do and so much distracting my head from tasks I thought I’ll just start here with today’s prompt. Today’s prompt was difficult for me but I like where it took me.


Prompt: North

You're imprisoned by your own doubt.

 

6 Word Story: 7/11

Today’s prompt reminded me of the quote, ‘What a dangerous web we weave.’ I never understood that until my husband joined a motorcycle club. Yes, the brothers were crafty but the women, the ones that called themselves my family, were the masterminds. The lies, the backstabbing, the hierarchy that they thought were there.  So, how do I turn this prompt into something beautiful? Something that doesn’t remind me of a time knowing true hate and jealousy?


Prompt Word: Weave

6 Word Story: 6/25

Yesterday I took some time and went to the local zoo. I didn’t paint, didn’t write, and didn’t listen to my writing class lecture. It was one of the most refreshing things I could’ve done. With everyone’s work schedule, son’s social life, and my personal interests it’s difficult getting everyone in one place. Even though the zoo was changing the animals out and there wasn’t much there we still had fun.

I still think yesterday’s prompt and today’s could be a part one/ part two or one in the same but I can still see how they can be used as different prompts. Overcoming a fear is one of the most exhilarating feelings a person can have. There are fears that are crippling (I have them) and may not ever conquer them. This is where people believe that they are weak but that’s not true. How a person handles the fear is still a form of conquering it.


Prompt Word: Fear Conquered

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