A quick half-dozen

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Reserve.


“I’m sorry, but I’ve decided to leave you,” said his wife, “you’re such a bore”.

“Okay, bye,” said he as she dragged her case out of the door, “make sure you shut the garden gate behind you”.

He’s very reserved, nothing upsets him, nothing excites him, he’s never been known to show emotion. 

Recently, his faithful dog died, it happens, someone damaged his car, that happens, his house was burgled, never mind, the doctor said he was ill, he just shrugged his shoulders.

He plays the Lotto without expecting to win, but last Saturday when he turned on the television to check his numbers, he discovered he had won, a considerable amount in fact!

“‘That’s nice” he muttered as he switched off the TV and got back to reading his book. 



Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.


35 thoughts on “A quick half-dozen

  1. Frank Hubeny Dec 2, 2021 / 16:28

    At least he is not fearful that something that won’t likely ever happen just might. I hope he doesn’t forget to collect that lotto money.

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  2. GirlieOnTheEdge Dec 3, 2021 / 02:16

    Energy? What energy!, lol
    Can’t imagine being so “flat”. He’s missing out on a whole lot of fun!!

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  3. hilarymb Dec 3, 2021 / 11:15

    Hi Keith – must have been a good book … perhaps he went off and bought a first edition. Fun take on the prompt – cheers Hilary

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  4. clark Dec 3, 2021 / 11:58

    (Don’t tell anyone but…) I can totally identify with the protagonist. lol

    Insight: those who observe and judge the main character merely lack the ability to see that which is of value to him.

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  5. Indira Dec 4, 2021 / 03:41

    He must be having a rock solid peace of mind. A vivid portrayal .


  6. Liz H Dec 4, 2021 / 18:28

    Still waters that don’t go deep.
    Utter peace is not worth no joy, to my mind.

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  7. jenne49 Dec 4, 2021 / 19:39

    I want to give him a slap! I see him as somebody who puts the same numbers on every week, so his wife will come back and collect the money for him, only she’ll forget to go home with it! ;)#

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