Labyrinth – Six Sentence Story

The easiest way to get out of a labyrinth is not to go in. They’re all dead ends anyway with monsters seeking someone to devour. Guard your heart and train your imagination to stay focused on better things.

Every time Jeremy got lost in a labyrinth he realized his father was right. He’d promise, should he be given the insight to find his way out, that he’d focus on better things, but times would get easy and he’d get lost again.

The final time Jeremy got lost the monsters found what they were looking for before he found his way out, but at the moment when those beasts gloated in triumph he cried out and saw his father run toward him with open arms.


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

Luke 15:20 – “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (KJV)

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Author: Frank Hubeny

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

35 thoughts on “Labyrinth – Six Sentence Story”

    1. As I see it, the father has already passed. Jeremy remembered his father’s advice. The monsters devoured Jeremy that final time he got lost, but he cried out and in death was reunited with his father.

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  1. Powerful Frank. “he cried out and saw his father run toward him with open arms.” That made me think of Luke 15 parable and I saw that you quoted that in the end of the post!

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    1. I completely agree. Sin is a deep labyrinth. We need the Father through the Son and the power of the Spirit to escape.

      I like the description in your story of the birds through that high window in the labyrinthian pantry.


    1. Good point about learning. Jeremy did keep learning the hard way that he was mistaken. Ultimately what he valued was not what his father valued, but his father still loved him. Thank you!

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