Knot Tying – Six Sentence Story

Scrooge, the knot tier, saw threads come apart and got busy. Unfortunately the threads didn’t like the way he thought best to tie them together so they slipped through even the toughest knot Scrooge knew how to tie.

Meanwhile a prophet passed by and told Scrooge that he wasn’t anointed to tie knots. Frustrated with the threads this further bit of abuse pushed Scrooge over the edge triggering him to ask the prophet what exactly did anointed mean and what exactly does this prophet think Scrooge was supposed to be doing anyway instead of his own job tying knots?

Considering the unraveling state of the world prophets are very busy nowadays. He had no time to waste giving Scrooge any further word than “Merry Christmas!”


Denise offers the prompt word “knot” 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. The next episode will be on January 1st, 2023.

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

26 thoughts on “Knot Tying – Six Sentence Story”

  1. Interesting story! Scrooge’s knots almost turned into heavy chains in Dicken’s account, saved by Christmas future. Love the story. A must see. But even in the story, he may have only been saved till the next year, or the next time. True salvation is for eternity, not temporal. Christmas is Christ!!!

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  2. If we all waited to be “appointed” before attempting to help untie life’s various “knots”, we’d probably all be in a heap of a mess!

    Thank you, Frank, for your support of Two Guys & a Girlie 😊

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  3. A knot tier… that’s an oddly disturbing thing to spend the hours of a work-day doing.
    (though, gotta say, makes me think of one of the enduring ‘visuals’ of ‘A Christmas Carol’; Bob Cratchit and his fingerless gloves.)

    Your Six also reminded me of ‘picking oakum’, a horrible aspect of Victorian life that I came across in a recent wander through the google.

    thanks for the link out to the Livestream. good to have you join us when you can. these early days have a certain kind of fun, ‘what-will-happen-next?’ sorta way.

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