A sixer…

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Guard.





“Guard it with your life,” he said, ”I’m going to be away for a couple of days and I daren’t leave it unattended at home”.

“But it’s just a jar of strawberry jam”, I said, “why would anyone want to knick it?”

“Ah, but it’s not any old jam it’s special jam, now do as I say and don’t let it out of your sight”, and with that, he slipped out of the door and disappeared into the darkness of the frosty winter’s night.

I was curious and thought I’d sneakily try a little bit, so I toasted a slice of bread, liberally buttered it and plopped a spoon of special jam on top and when I took a bite I nearly broke a tooth before swallowing what I thought must have been a very underripe strawberry!

A couple of days later he returned, and after he sidled through my back door I asked him to please explain what was special about that jam, and he said, in hushed tones, that a priceless diamond was concealed within it.

That explained what had happened, and I felt obliged to tell him what I’d done, promising to keep an eye out for it when visiting the you-now-where for a you-know-what!


Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.



28 thoughts on “A sixer…

  1. ladysighs Sep 15, 2022 / 10:39

    I thought that’s where drug dealers hid whatever they’re spreading at the moment.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenne49 Sep 15, 2022 / 11:08

    Well that beats ‘curiosity killed the cat’! Still smiling here.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. GirlieOnTheEdge Sep 17, 2022 / 14:42

    🤣😂 Who needs television when I can listen to one of your audio Sixes, Keith?!
    Well done, sir.


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