Tender – Six Sentence Story

Loop Trail

Stephanie suggested that her father visit the Nature Center at a part of the Forest Preserve that was further away than his normal trails.  Every year when she was in middle school they took a field trip to that center and listened to the guides describe the wild birds and animals that lived there.

When her father reached the Nature Center he chose a loop trail realizing that he had been there before, long ago, with Stephanie when she was at a tender age, barely able to walk.  He counted the decades and felt time disappear in his memory.

A healthy, but elderly couple approached and asked him how short the loop was concerned that it might go on for over a mile.  He answered as one well-acquainted with this very short loop that even a child could walk saying, “It’s not long at all.”


Linked to Six Sentence Stories where Denise offers the word “tender” to use in the story.

Trail Memories
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Author: Frank Hubeny

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

21 thoughts on “Tender – Six Sentence Story”

  1. A toddler length trail! You should read the post I wrote last spring about taking my husband on what I thought was a toddler length trail and which was anything but! Nice six!

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