A few words

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Guide.





0‘Let me be your guide’ says a distant voice, ‘for I can lead you to another place, a place far from the trials and tribulations of your troubled existence.

But first, you must brush from your mind the memories that taunt you, the demons that haunt you, bury them deep beneath the filthy soil on which you stand’. 

I frantically scrape and dig with my bare hands until blood stains my fingers.

I beg for help.

‘No’ says the voice, ‘you have to overcome the pain if you are to move on, then once achieved I’ll be here to lighten your path’.

I finish, I follow, I smile, I’m renewed.



Thanks to GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.



25 thoughts on “A few words

  1. jenne49 Dec 9, 2021 / 16:51

    Yep, I’m with the others – that’s a deep one, and thought-provoking.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. clark Dec 9, 2021 / 20:29

    Good Sixifying*

    The simplest truths are surely the most difficult to present in a story. (And to make it engaging? Very cool)

    * not a ‘real’ word


    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 10, 2021 / 11:28

      They are, particularly when my normal style is comedic!

      *A word worthy of the OED!


  3. Liz H Dec 10, 2021 / 02:06

    And it is thru our pains we are reinvented…renewed.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. D. Avery @shiftnshake Dec 10, 2021 / 02:53

    A wise guide to not help but have him work through on his own.
    Your sentences of varying lengths made the piece more effective and evocative I think.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. GirlieOnTheEdge Dec 10, 2021 / 02:54

    Your performance (reading) of your Six was superb, Keith. Even without the audio, it was powerful. Bravo!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Doug Jacquier Dec 11, 2021 / 03:04

    Evocative Six, Keith. Hope you stopped before you got to China. 😉


  7. Romi Dec 11, 2021 / 04:30

    I enjoyed both reading and listening to your story.


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