Trees, Forest Walks and Dewdrops – Six Sentence Story

Barry had a handful of chickens on his tiny homestead in the woods which were a handful too many for his dog, Fred. Things might have turned out differently for the birds if they had not taunted Fred while he was chained to his dog house. They knew just how far his chain would reach and teased him until he lunged at them only to be snapped back by the chain.

Things also might have turned out differently, or at least gone on precariously, were it not for Barry taking Fred on walks far down the forest trail and then letting him off his chain to freely romp about in the trees.

Early one morning before the sparkling dewdrops vanished Fred dragged Barry further down the forest trail than usual. Barry’s hypnotic dreaming of what he would do if only he had a homestead as big as this beautiful woodland area popped like a forest faery fantasy when he watched Fred run back to take care of those pesky chickens.

Denise offers the word “tree” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories. Eugenia offers “dewdrops” for her prompt this week.

I am grateful to the editor, Sammi Cox, for accepting one of my stories, “Splashy“, for Whispers and Echoes.

Old Golf Course and Trees
Old Golf Course and Trees

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

48 thoughts on “Trees, Forest Walks and Dewdrops – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Reality certainly can quickly crash our fantasies. Love this: ” Barry’s hypnotic dreaming of what he would do if only he had a homestead as big as this beautiful woodland area popped …”


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    1. Chickens are fascinating. They know more than one gives them credit for and can even torment a dog.

      Your story was beautiful about how a man with a dog meets a woman with a cat because the dog won’t stop chasing that same squirrel.


  2. I wonder if the chickens at least put up a good fight when Fred returned… or were they taken by surprise. I remember watching a YT video once about a chicken completely outwitting a dog trying to chase it. It was both fun and fascinating to watch.

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    1. Chickens are very smart when given the opportunity to show what their bird brains can do. However, I imagine what happened was tragic from their perspective but heroic from Fred’s. Thank you, Ford!

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  3. This made me laugh Frank, me dog spends time looking out the window at the chickens. Sadly the chicken win as dog is more interested in the occasional rat so it rushes under the coop, never catches any but to add insult to injury picks up mites and spends the rest of the day looking out the window and scratching madly 😥😥😥

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    1. Those mites must be annoying. A dog I was once taking care of in a country area barked too loudly at a skunk. He may have done more than barked. The smell was awful. Thank you, Melody!

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