Space – Six Sentence Story

Trying to find something impressive to say the guide told the group he was leading through the cave that some of the mineral deposits they were looking at were as old as the most ancient graves directly above them in Blislisnis, but none of them were impressed.

He then asked them if they ever experienced darkness blacker than a demon’s heart before? Hearing only snorts of ridicule he waited till they were walking down a precarious set of metal stairs to turn off the lights without warning. Although the space in the cave collapsed abruptly onto their eyes the echoes of their screams convinced them it was still there.

When the guide let the light pop reality back into place with its ups and downs and rights and lefts, the group plotted in whispers to get even, should they ever get out, by filing complaints to the proper authorities of Blislisnis. The guide knew the stirrings of their hearts, but he also knew there weren’t enough live people left in the ghost town above them to care.

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

Matthew 8:12 “But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (KJV)

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

39 thoughts on “Space – Six Sentence Story”

    1. I experienced that moment of darkness as well on a cave tour. It was the most memorable part but I don’t want to experience it again.

      Your story reminded me that it might be possible to not only listen to music but play an instrument. YouTube videos can be very helpful.

      Thank you, Mimi!

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  1. “Although the space in the cave collapsed abruptly onto their eyes the echoes of their screams convinced them it was still there.
    what a great line! totally evocative on a non-verbal level… damn!*

    *compliment and wordage-envy lol

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