Nebulous – Six Sentence Story

Considering how nebulous his mind was only a few years ago, Joel knew he was being led by someone beyond what he thought the word “beyond” meant.

Shamefully he admitted he didn’t deserve any of this insight, or help as he sometimes called it, having filled his life with vanity and trouble. Now all he was interested in were questions like How can you feel at home in this world?

When Joel disappeared most of them thought the hunters got him. The hunters got a lot of them. Sometimes they found body parts, but so far nothing turned up that could be linked to Joel giving them hope that whoever or whatever he thought was on his side led him beyond the hell they were living in and wishing they could have gone along even if it meant dying to get there.


Denise offers the prompt word “nebulous” to be used in 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.

39 thoughts on “Nebulous – Six Sentence Story”

  1. The point at which anyone is “ready” for enlightenment or directions to the path thereof is surely accompanied by a certain amount of self-doubt and questions of worthiness. Like this story you’ve teased us with, Frank.
    Who doesn’t love a mystery with elements of danger and gore, lol. Hope we see some more of Joel.
    P.S. I don’t believe for a minute the hunters got him 😀

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  2. Frank,
    Those closing words, “even if it meant dying to get there,” surely mean more than they know. Joel has begun that process, even as he is being led, undeservedly as he acknowledges. A multilayered tale full of meaning.
    pax,
    dore

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  3. I like the direction the prompt took your character, to a better place and a safe place. Joel’s self-reflection hopefully will take him to great heights in the beyond as he comes to know what he can do to feel at home there.

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  4. How cool, to imply a whole world/story with a parts of two sentences, “…most of them thought the hunters got him. The hunters got a lot of them…
    What hunters?!?! Why are they hunting?!

    lol excellent opener. Less is more, yo, less is more.

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