Kettle – Six Sentence Story

Morning Clouds and Pond

George and his wife escaped from their burning apartment. Local politicians, some of whom he voted for, and reporters, labeled the rioting a peaceful protest, but he couldn’t see anything peaceful about the looting of his small store while the police were told to stand down. It would take years for them to recover from this toxic self-righteousness.

Standing apart from the rioters in an alley George tried to identify the mistakes they made that led to their decision to settle in this city three decades ago. He couldn’t think of anything fundamentally wrong with their decisions. He might still be wondering how they could have done things differently were it not for a large kettle containing fluids that exploded, scalding him and his wife, bringing them to their knees and then laying them on the ground.

Linked to Six Sentence Stories where Denise offers the word “kettle” to use in a story having six sentences.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

39 thoughts on “Kettle – Six Sentence Story”

    1. If it weren’t for the requirement to use the word “kettle” I would have probably come up with some other ending. “Mostly safe” sounds like a good description of whatever it was. Thank you!


    1. It is fictional, but based on what I’ve heard.

      I’ve tried to comment on your story, but I don’t see a place to enter a comment on a post. I just see an entire blogroll of posts. Best wishes and thank you!


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