Lead – Six Sentence Story

Stanley didn’t like to swim but living near the ocean he didn’t mind, should the Spirit lead him, to take a sunrise stroll along the water’s edge.

The huge quantity of water brought Noah to mind. “That’s where all the water went,” he told himself. Then he provided the explanation that mountains rose while deep sea basins formed to collect the runoff which carved canyons along the way.

When Stanley told others the story of the water no one believed him (except those who did). Perhaps to taunt him for telling the tale of its failure to drown the remnant in that boat, or perhaps to merely remind him what it could still do, the water lapped its waves upon the sandy shore licking off any trace of Stanley’s footprints.


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

For those who don’t know the story of the water see Genesis 6-9.

Sunrise with two birds
Ocean sunrise with birds

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

27 thoughts on “Lead – Six Sentence Story”

    1. There is relatively little water volume-wise compared to the rest of the earth, but lower the mountains and raise the sea basin and it could completely cover the surface, at least so I’ve been told. According to Genesis both the flood and its retreat happened in a year’s time. Thank you, Rebecca!


  1. I consider the sea our long forgotten mother and I am happy to see her in any context.
    Frank, I am with the rest about the phrase “…waves lapping…”.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The water lapping at his feet to remind him of its power was a good touch. It would be poetic if during his walk home, he were to see a rainbow in the sky – God’s promise to never send another great Flood.

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: