Consequences—Six Sentence Story

If you think you did it you haven’t figured out yet what actually happened.

After reading this message which Arthur found in his cookie he was convinced that the insanity of humanity had finally arrived. The chef hand made these cookies daily chuckling as he wrapped cryptic kindnesses to pass on to his customers.

Although Arthur was offended by the thought of receiving revelation from sources outside his own mental swamp, he had to admit that the soups, breads and coffees were exquisite. Other patrons with their heads screwed on better found the odd messages innocuously entertaining if not delightfully subversive.

Regardless of Arthur’s philosophical commitments the café was so busy that if he actually did boycott it in protest, which he often insisted he just might do one day, the only consequences would be a shorter line for those who couldn’t wait to get in.


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

Seaweed floating to shore
Seaweed floating to shore

Author: Frank Hubeny

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

22 thoughts on “Consequences—Six Sentence Story”

  1. Love the cryptic wisdom* hidden inside a future cookie…

    Perhaps they (the cookies, not the wisdom) need to be in the sub-text in the general Menu of a certain Café I know.

    *makes me think, for god knows why. of one of my all-time favorites: ‘You can’t step in the same river twice.’

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  2. Sometimes, Frank, straightforward messages come to us in odd ways, and other times odd messages come to us in straightforward ways. The tricky part is knowing who the message is intended for! 😀 I’m glad he keeps his place in the line, though!

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    1. I am glad you liked the photo, Rebecca. It is one of my favorites. I took it in March 2022 at Miami Beach. You are welcome to have it blown up and displayed.

      I am planning to put together a short book (50-70 pages) of poems, stories and photographs. You have encouraged me to include that one.

      If you do decide to print it, the image in the post has been reduced in size. You can download a larger image here:

      Best wishes and blessings to you.


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