A quick half-dozen …

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Lost.





With just twenty-five minutes to go until my job interview, I double-checked the address on the letter then set off, but five minutes later I was lost.

I asked a passing priest for help and he said “when you reach St Peter’s church, turn left and it’s on your right”, so I crossed myself, trotted off and five minutes later I was lost again.

I spotted a chap on a bench swigging a can of beer and asked him for directions and he slurred “walk to the Dog and Duck, turn right and it’s there” but five minutes later … you’ve guessed!

I stopped a little old lady, and she squeaked “see that retirement home, well turn left there, go left, then left again” and five minutes later I was back where I’d met her!

Surprisingly, after another five minutes, I found the office and got the job, so on the way back I donated to an old folks charity, said a prayer of thanks in the church, dropped into the pub for a celebratory drink and twenty-five minutes later stepped outside, tripped, and fell flat on my face.

“Can you direct me to the emergency department?” I asked a bloke hobbling by on crutches.




33 thoughts on “A quick half-dozen …

    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 25, 2021 / 15:00

      Indeed. The other morning I somehow lost £25 in cash while out shopping, then won £30 in the evening in a competition!


    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 26, 2021 / 15:47

      I like that expression! I’m a bit satnavigationally challenged when trying to fathom out that thing in my car!

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      • Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris Nov 26, 2021 / 16:39

        Ahh – But all good things come to those who wait …… or at least survive long enough! (PC way of saying getting old!) 😉


  1. ceayr Nov 25, 2021 / 22:52

    We all navigate by our own landmarks, don’t we!
    Chuckling here, Keef

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  2. GirlieOnTheEdge Nov 26, 2021 / 01:20

    3 steps forward, a trip to the ER back. Never a dull moment with this guy, lol
    Entertaining Six, Keith and excellent audio reading.


  3. Doug Jacquier Nov 26, 2021 / 06:08

    25 minutes for a celebratory drink? Seriously? I’d have hardly started by that point. 🙂 Hilarious, Keith, loved it.

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  4. Indira Nov 26, 2021 / 07:25

    OMG! It’s my story. I get lost all the time… Well done. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Liz H Nov 26, 2021 / 17:12

    Nice work with all those voices!
    Yeh, that’s just how it goes, even when one takes time to be grateful. 😀

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  6. jenne49 Nov 27, 2021 / 11:06

    Love this, Keith. Made me wonder what I’d use as markers. The style just suits the words beautifully.

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  7. The Atomic Mage Nov 27, 2021 / 11:13

    Perfect, and deserves to be shot as comedy sketch. I like all the characters and the roles they play, right down to the chap on crutches at the end.
    Getting there safely and on time to a job interview is probably more worrying than the interview itself!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Nov 29, 2021 / 10:24

      Now that’s a thought, though I don’t think I’d want the starring role!

      Agree 100% with you about getting there on time – been there, done that, got the job!


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