Range—Six Sentence Story

The range of colors of the leaves went from greens to bright reds and oranges before they fell. Dylan listened to Rene’s parable of letting go like those trees do in the fall so that with empty hands they may receive new blessings in the spring. It sort of made sense to him, but the nature sentimentality was a bit much.

Later that day Dylan and his wife assembled the Christmas tree in anticipation not of Santa, reindeer and presents, but of children coming home with their families.

He recalled Rene’s parable remembering how once green leaves had turned red over the years as a consequence of his own past deviations from what he knew he should have done. Now, however, he longed to see the children to bless them and to remove any curses he might have brought on them as he and his wife wished them a “Merry Christmas”.


Denise offers the prompt word “range” to be used in this week’s Six Sentence Stories. Associated with these prompts is a YouTube Channel, Two Guys and a Girlie, discussing the writing of these stories featuring Clark, Nick and Denise streaming live on Sundays at 2:30 PM EST.

Anne Springs Close Greenway, Fort Mill, SC

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

44 thoughts on “Range—Six Sentence Story”

  1. I love that you used the range of colors of the fall trees against a backdrop of Dylan’s ‘stained’ relationships. I am trying to figure out how to remove a “cheap watercolor”stain from my painting so as not to ruin it.

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  2. Those photos look exactly like the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, NC where I used to live. The story if very nice for Christmas and a lovely practice – new blessings.

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  3. Nice, simple Six

    The cool thing, imo, is presenting a simple truth in a manner both engaging and simple. The first to get the process started, the second because most basic truths are simple, it’s just our way of understanding that tends to be… un-simple.

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