Sleep is Under Rated. Right??

I tried to sneak up on myself tonight, you know to write a 6 Sentence Story. It’s the blog hop hosted by Zoe. Yeah, that Zoe πŸ˜€ Β This week’s cue word is “stick

Not as easy as you think, sneaking up on yourself, so I’ve sent up a plea to the vowel gods and implored the concierge Β of consonents to assist me with this, my entry for this week’s 6 Sentence Story. I mean, if the stars can occaisionally align, then why, oh why can’t the independent letters of the English alphabet align themselves into words to form a clever little story, poem, vignette….something. I mean we’re only talking 6 sentences!

It was Christmas Eve, all Currier & Ives smeared windows, picture perfect New England winter wonderland day, oh, so silent.

Slight crunching could be heard from boots trying to walk on frozen water, almost successful, treading carefully, making their way guiltily to the front door, a stick snapping in two, a precursor to events yet to unfold .

Hushed, yet not night, the sun ambled it’s way, rolling like a beach ball over the dunes towards the distant blue black horizon, to take refuge for another cycle, night following a day, always.

Life, it seemed, would never be the same, an era ending, not so much in fireworks as in the slow extinguishing of a single, solo, smoldering ember, the dying of a fire never meant to go out.

Where, when, how, do paths veer, hearts wander, intent go astray….

Christmas Day, surely was solemn as two hearts lay, torn asunder, beneath the low hanging branches of a holiday tree adorned majestically, sadly for a last time, would the star shine.

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24 thoughts on “Sleep is Under Rated. Right??

  1. This was an amazing piece of writing. I love this kind of descriptive writing. You carried our hearts from a beautiful scene to a sad and solemn ending, but left us with some hope in “would the star shine.”

  2. I saw the email come in earlier this week and just wanted to say hi! Great six sentence read – the ending leaves so many possibilities. Hmm…could be a brief prologue to a book! πŸ˜€
    Sending you hugs!

    1. Hey! Thanks Cyndi. And thanks again! For the prologue idea πŸ˜€
      Encouraging words. I can use them always πŸ™‚
      Hugs back for you my friend. Have an excellent day and a very good week πŸ˜€

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