Detour on the Merry-Go-Round – Six Sentence Story

That detour Brian didn’t have to take took decades. When troubles knocked some sense into him, he lacked the sense to ride those blessings home. Sliding on curses he went where no one needed to go.

When Brian found his way home he told us, “If I knew how easy it would be to jump off that merry-go-round I’d have done it long ago.” Regretting the waste of life, he added, “Why didn’t you tell me?”

We were so glad to see him none of us saw any need to remind him just how often we had told him.


Denise offers the word “detour” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories.

Proverbs 15:32 – “He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.” (KJV)

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Author: Frank Hubeny

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

49 thoughts on “Detour on the Merry-Go-Round – Six Sentence Story”

      1. Sounds like folk who make circular arguments. Frank we had a circular argument of the modern Hebrew translations made on the Gospels. Ya wanted to argue that a Hebrew manuscript predates the Greek manuscripts as the earliest original manuscript. But that “circular argument” requires an ancient manuscript. Which in no wise exists because if one such Hebrew manuscript existed then that manuscript and not some recent translation would have be published. Happy Lag B’Omer whoooop its the 33rd day of the Omer “Yippee Ki-yay ki-yo” [Bruce Willis].


  1. Yesterday I heard a standup comedian talk about times in a relationship where the 3 magic words change from “I love you” to “I told you.” 🙂

    I like the phrase ‘sliding on curses’ indicating there is something predestined beyond what we see.

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  2. Yes, we humans are not good at accepting advice that goes against what we want. but it’s all part of the journey. I like the expression ‘sliding on curses’.

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  3. Love this; it made me think of how sometimes someone says things like why didn’t the church share the Gospel to the person; but people were but the person’s view of hearing the Gospel before salvation wasn’t every clear; and it was spirtiual blindness going on

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