Storytime!

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Space.

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There was never a space, not in his diary, not in his life, not in his heart but look at him now, over there at table fourteen staring mindlessly at an upturned menu, just him and a few empty chairs. 

It came as quite a surprise when he told us she’d gone, a silly argument that had got out of hand he said, she’s gone away he said, never to return, it made no sense.

Yes, she was meeting another man, one of his friends but no, not for that, they were planning a party for his special birthday, and yes, they whispered, exchanged knowing glances, the occasional wink of an eye, but like I said, not for that

When he confronted her, she said he’d spoiled the surprise but he didn’t believe her explanation, and the next surprise was hers.

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She loved the vegetable plot at the bottom of the garden, she’d just cleared a space for growing beans, so a few days later he filled the space for her, but not with seeds.

He won’t say where she’s gone, ‘probably buried her in the vegetable plot’ someone said in jest, how we laughed!

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Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.

 

32 thoughts on “Storytime!

  1. ceayr Aug 11, 2022 / 13:47

    Whoa there, old chap, I feel like you have rather intruded on my genre this week!

    Still, I guess he’ll just need to have cabbage for tea, hmm?

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  2. Frank Hubeny Aug 11, 2022 / 17:29

    Well told. Nice description leading to the climax of filling “the space for her, but not with seeds”.

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  3. Liz H Aug 11, 2022 / 17:53

    Oh you wicked, wicked man…LOL!
    At least the plot be well-fertilized for the next growing season.
    Sharp Six.

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  4. Leyde Ryan Aug 11, 2022 / 22:41

    Oh my goodness!! As I read this, it played out in my head like a Hitchcock episode. Well done!!

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      • Leyde Ryan Aug 12, 2022 / 10:28

        You’re welcome–there’s a specific Hitchcock episode that I recall, actually more than one…where one spouse or the other had lovely gardens fertilized by those they have disposed of! I’m a Hitchcock fan since childhood 🙂 (“Psycho” in particular never gets old.)

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