Final Grains of Sand

This is my first stab at the six sentence challenge from girlontheedge. What I will say was though it was fun, and a little difficult to hit the sentence count, I should probably focus on some more 100 or 250 word challenged because I have no trouble. The word prompt was distraction and as usual DARKNESS.

She ignored the pain that racked her body because she knew it was nothing more than a distraction. It was just one more thing that would stop her from accomplishing her goals.

Only months ago she thought she had all the time in the world, and now she knew she would not have half as much as she had been promised.  The list she had made, already shortened once, would have to be cut down again.

She took a deep breath and focused as she lifted her pen and began circling what was not only the most important, but what she was and would be physically capable of doing. 

The remaining list was small, and yet she knew within her heart of hearts she would not be able to complete it.


6 thoughts on “Final Grains of Sand

  1. Welcome to Six Sentence Stories, Anne! I agree it is fun and a challenge at the same time, this task of writing a Six. Hope you will return ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your story is a poignant reminder of the gift that is each day we awaken. Our challenge, to keep that reminder present in the event we find ourselves in what I imagine is your character’s situation. I find inspiration in her act of proceeding to circle those items on her list anyway.


  2. I like her spirit in attacking that list to make what she wants achievable, even though in her heart she doesn’t have much hope – she’s still persisting.

    Excellent debut, Anne, welcome to Six Sentence Stories, be sure to come back ๐Ÿ˜Š


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