Six Sentences

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Improvise.



Always inclined to improvise, Benny’s life was one of disaster after disaster.

As a youngster he could have drowned when he took to sea in a bathtub but forgot to insert the plug, he broke a couple of bones when using a tea tray for a toboggan and once jumped from the top of a tree using a bedsheet as a parachute with painful consequences!

His friends still laugh about the time he went to a Halloween party dressed as a ghost and thought he’d save money by making his own costume from white plastic refuse sacks.

He stood for a while with his back to a log fire then jumped forward when he smelt burning and spent the rest of the evening totally unaware he was displaying his singed bare bottom! 

No one’s heard of Benny since he thought he’d fly across the sea without the expense of travelling in an aeroplane. 

He was last seen with a bag full of balloons and a cylinder of helium gas heading for the cliffs, and he may have been successful as later that day someone found the empty cylinder lying on the grass.



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29 thoughts on “Six Sentences

  1. UP May 13, 2021 / 13:37

    Oh dear!!!


  2. Writinginthedeep May 13, 2021 / 15:01

    I love the idea that he burnt a hole in the backside of his pants and had no clue. And no one even told him. By this point, people were probably used to his strange ways.

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 13, 2021 / 17:55

      He’s a bit of a survivor so I’m not writing him off just yet! Cheers, Bernadette.


  3. Chris Hall May 13, 2021 / 15:35

    I’d like to believe he’s made it. Everything is possible in storyland 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings May 13, 2021 / 17:56

      Me too Chris. Knowing him, he would have had a bumpy landing, but that’s nothing unusual!


  4. clark May 13, 2021 / 16:16

    yeah… but he tried.. he did things. he acted as opposed simply thinking*

    Fun Six, Keith

    *yes, there is an argument for both, in concert lol

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    • Keith's Ramblings May 14, 2021 / 13:18

      If he took off from my local cliffs he’ll be in France now and improvising their language!


  5. The Atomic Mage May 14, 2021 / 17:11

    Go Benny! I totally hope he made it and won the day (just for once in his misadventurous life) 🤗🤗

    Liked by 1 person

  6. GirlieOnTheEdge May 15, 2021 / 03:32

    All energy and enthusiasm. I like Benny!
    He seems to have lived 9 lives already. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s living the next 9, lol

    Liked by 1 person

  7. ceayr May 17, 2021 / 17:51

    Is Benny related to Rosey, Keith?


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