Rivalry – Six Sentence Story

Bleeding Hearts

Bernard’s confidence returned as he began drinking the last can of his six-pack. He was ready to point out every nit that needed picking from the members of a social networking community he frequented.

In righteous rivalry he led his own charge condemning the “freaks, flakes and morons” to fiery hells that he himself didn’t believe in. They knew he was drunk.

Eventually his demons, unforgiving accusers themselves, led tired Bernard to bed one last time. As a reward for his long service, they prepared terrifying dreams.

Denise offers the prompt “rivalry” for this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

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Author: Frank Hubeny

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

38 thoughts on “Rivalry – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Dude! Them demons, it’s not that they grow weary, anymore than the tides of ocean forget the shore… the irony being, no matter how much suffering they inflict, we are their source of life.
    Great Six

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  2. At times what goes around comes around as is apparent in this case in his dreams. Too bad he couldn’t find a better way to gain confidence that would not only strengthen others, but himself.

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  3. Great work! I have an embarrassing amount of trouble with concise work. I’ve yet to make a six word story. Six sentences might be easier to start!

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    1. Six words seem to me too short, but six sentences seem a reasonable size. They are still very short. However, the attention of many readers today is also short.


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