6 Sentence Story Time. In Edgelike Fashion.

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I return here, briefly, to participate in Thursday’s premier bloghop, 6 Sentence Stories. Thank you zoe, for being the hostess of this creative, fun, challenging….vexing weekly exercise. That’s right, vexing. See, some of us, those who build the blocks we call “writers”, find the challenge of writing a little story-ette in only 6 sentences (no more, no less) somewhat daunting.

Cue of the week? Did someone say “Fault“?…

Trading barbs like ancient Mesopotamian traders on the shores of the Euphrates River, the 2 forever friends stood steadfast, their toes digging into metaphorical sand, each trying in vain to make the other understand their point of view.

Their differences, their conflict, manifesting according to their respective worldviews, had driven a wedge between them, the chasm of conflict blinding each to the other’s grievance.

There was no seeing what the other was seeing, no feeling what the other was feeling, understanding a foreign concept because, while each walked through the same life, life manifested itself differently, as foreign to one as it was for the other.

The years that grew their friendship, that shored up the ties that bound them, now seemed stretched beyond measure. A gulf so wide neither one recognized they’d already converged at the crossroads.

Choice rarely comes wrapped in pretty paper, the difficult choice… when it is what it is for one, and it is what it is for the other, neither is to blame because neither is at fault.

 

 

 

 

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20 comments

  1. Sageleaf · March 30, 2017

    It’s so interesting how friendships intertwine and either grow tighter or unwind…personalities, life experience, life changes, geolocation, so many variables determine whether people stay a short time, a longer time, or a lifetime in our lives. 🙂
    Wonderful story. 🙂

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · March 30, 2017

      Yes, always variables. Darned variables.
      Thank you Sageleaf 🙂

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    • UP · March 31, 2017

      Choice never comes wrapped is pretty paper…I’m very jealous of the line. So true so raw.

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  2. Deborah Lee · March 30, 2017

    People grow closer or grow apart…it can never stay the same. And it might be even sadder when it’s no one’s fault. 😦

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · March 31, 2017

      Very true. It is either or. I agree. Having someone to blame somehow makes it “easier”.

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  3. zoe · March 31, 2017

    The enigma of human relations, yes?

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  4. Clark Farley (@wakefielddoc) · March 31, 2017

    agreeing with all, every decision creates a new world, closeness and common interests cause those to over-lap or, at minimum be of common nature, variance is an un-stoppable force

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · March 31, 2017

      Varience is the “x” factor. Enough varience, enough distance and the knot begins to come unravelled. Once the string is pulled….

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  5. valj2750 · March 31, 2017

    This story has me feeling and thinking philosophically this morning.

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  6. Clark Farley (@wakefielddoc) · March 31, 2017

    where the hell did my comment from last night go?!!
    (and therein lies the essence of my comment… the path is altered by the twisting of an ankle, the dust in the eyes… with friends, there are times when they notice the surprising change in path (and so we are clear, e surprising changes in paths are the exceptional, very the minority), sometimes they see the veer in time to adjust their own path, sometimes they do not.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · March 31, 2017

      I think all too often not. And so it invariably returns to the individual. Change of circumstance produces reaction and reactions vary according to worldview.

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  7. Josie Two Shoes · April 2, 2017

    Powerful words, true story. Friends can be very different from each other in so many ways and the bond will remain strong, but when life experience results in divergent world views, the bond is going to chafe until it is loosened and sometimes lost altogether. Although that can be sad and painful at the time, we need to understand that not all relationships are meant to be forever, some will end, but the love and sharing shouldn’t be diminished by the outcome, lessons were shared and learned along the way.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · April 8, 2017

      So are yours Josie. Thank you. You have eloqently voiced what I was feeling. I especially appreciate these 2 thoughts:

      “when life experience results in divergent world views, the bond is going to chafe until it is loosened and sometimes lost altogether”

      “the love and sharing shouldn’t be diminished by the outcome, lessons were shared and learned along the way”

      I do love how you write 🙂

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  8. Kristi · April 2, 2017

    I find myself thinking about friends who have drifted out of my life due to one of us moving, or the children that brought us together grew up, or. . . . It might not be the same situation you describe, but your story brought that melancholy feeling–missing them, but realizing no one was to blame.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · April 8, 2017

      It is a thing that happens often and, while reconciling the practical aspects of how people drift in their relationships, there are times when, like you said, it makes you sad. And there are definately, the missing them feeling. Stronger at times than others.
      A life lesson, often hard learned. But there are thankfuls in the end. For the friendship and the lessons had along the way.
      Thank you for sharing.

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  9. dyannedillon · April 3, 2017

    Excellent!

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