Spark – Six Sentence Story

Jeremy tried to spark some vitality into his life, but reality kept blowing it out.

His dietician suggested replacing the stuff that went into his mouth with other stuff, but he didn’t like that other stuff. The family counselor suggested he forgive his wicked sister Felicity, but that wasn’t going to happen. His anxiety over unlikely disasters wouldn’t leave no matter how many shrinks he paid to worry about them.

Reality refused to repent of its evil ways. Over the years all it did was add to Jeremy’s baggage until he couldn’t get a good night’s sleep even after wicked Felicity preceded him in death.


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

Ancient Pavement

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

41 thoughts on “Spark – Six Sentence Story”

  1. That 1st sentence was magnificent! I liked the close. Jeremy’s resistance to change seemed to hinge on his passing off his worries to other people. I think we all do a bit of that. The one thing I didn’t see was the person that asked him what he wanted his outcome to be. They tried to solve his problem for him. He paid them to solve his problems, and take on his worries, and suffered for it.

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! There was probably a lot more going on between Jeremy and those providing him with professional advice than I even realized to tell. His refusal to forgive Felicity was at the heart of his problems.


  2. “Reality refused to repent of its evil ways.” That sentence smile. Reminds me of the definition of self-denial – ‘It wasn’t me’ or, as we say it Scotland, ‘It wisnae me!’

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  3. Trauma and its manifestations are as multiple as there are people…it takes a fully capable of deep empathy soul to look beyond the coping mechanisms …then the hand offered may be a hand taken.
    Loaded Six, Frank!

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      1. I can guarantee it’s not you! And I can almost guarantee WP won’t figure it out. lol
        I couldn’t begin to tell you what I did to fix it as it seems to be different on each blog.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! We need to forgive.

      I liked your story about the last day of the old coffee machine and how you needed the dowel end of a wooden spoon to try to turn it on.


  4. I love some of your sentences, particularly the first one and the one about reality repenting. That one is brilliant. And poor Jeremy, he needs to let go of his baggage somehow. It sure is weighing on him, as it does on us if we keep adding to it. Come on Jeremy… sort yourself out…

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