A few words

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Fountain.




The passage of time has been unkind to the garden, it’s become overgrown and the dilapidated fountain’s run dry.

Look, they’re still there among the dead leaves, the coins I threw into the water when I made a wish all those years ago.

What a fool I was to think it would come true, how stupid to wait all those years rather than move on.

I gather them up.  They are old, soiled and worthless now, a bit like me.

As I turn to walk away, I fling them back and  I’m sure I hear a splash;  it’s a sign so I’ll make my wish again and wait a little longer.


Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.



33 thoughts on “A few words

  1. Frank Hubeny Oct 7, 2021 / 17:59

    I like how he found his coins after all that time. I imagine they would have been covered with forest debris.

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  2. clark Oct 7, 2021 / 22:20


    * a story that lights something within most of us Readers, whether the sadness or the hope, does not matter.


    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 8, 2021 / 14:51

      As you say, it matters not. I’m only pleased if has that effect. Thanks, Clark.


  3. Liz H Oct 8, 2021 / 03:03

    Our fondest desires are not easily laid to the side; Hope springs eternal.
    Nice one!

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  4. GirlieOnTheEdge Oct 8, 2021 / 04:17

    Love the picture used – gives your readers a heads up… kind of.
    Your Six is beautiful in its poignancy, Keith. I opt for believing his wish will finally be granted 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 8, 2021 / 15:04

      I’m pleased you like the picture, I only hope the guy that took it didn’t mind me messing around with the original!

      I’m with you Denise, he needs a change of luck.


    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 8, 2021 / 14:56

      It’s amazing what you can do with Photoshop these days!

      That hadn’t occurred to me but I see exactly where you’re coming from. Lost again, but I’ll win next time. Thanks for dropping by.


  5. Doug Jacquier Oct 8, 2021 / 20:19

    Great piece, Keith, about the propensity of humans to just keep on wishing. Perhaps you need to throw a few coins in Sarah N. Dipity’s pond to improve your chances. 🙂

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  6. jenne49 Oct 8, 2021 / 22:02

    ‘I’m sure I hear a splash…’
    I love how you convey the passage of time and the dying hope and then throw in that wee bit of temptation to keep hoping.
    Such is life.

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  7. Pat Brockett Oct 9, 2021 / 20:33

    Hopefully there is something in his future that will help him to not feel so worthless and with that new view of himself, he can make progress in making his wishes come true. Nicely written SSS and great photo!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Oct 10, 2021 / 15:52

      Exactly, the power of positive thinking. Thanks so much for your kind words, Pat.


  8. ceayr Oct 11, 2021 / 11:17

    Serious and sensitive, Keith, an excellent piece.
    But it’s the hope that kills…


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