Sign From The Gods

Six Sentence Stories/



What had started out as a few flurries when Judy pulled out of her driveway, was now huge, sticky flakes of snow, blinding her as she made her way from North Carolina to her parent’s home in Virginia.    All her friends and family couldn’t understand why she’d taken a job five hours away from home, and her pride wouldn’t tell them it was to get away from Paul, her ex-fiance she caught cheating on her with his new secretary.   He had agreed to let her go, move on with her life, and keep the scandal from everyone.    Now she dreaded going to the Christmas party that she had attended every year since she could remember, dreaded seeing him, hated she still felt for him, and was half tempted to use the snow as an excuse to miss the party.   As if the gods had sent her a sign, she could make out through the whitened windshield a vacant sign blinking on her side of the road.  Her car was the only one in the parking lot of a small, homey looking Inn, but she ignored her instinct, stepping inside to book a room for the night, and was pleased to see a nice built, handsome man behind the check-in desk.

Written for:  Two Shoes in Texas writing prompt Six Sentence Story.   I find myself enjoying writing these flash fiction pieces. It’s different from writing poetry and though I haven’t had much practice with anything other than poetry, I feel like I’m making good progress as far as writing 5 or 6 sentence fiction.  




4 responses

  1. Even if nothing comes of it she will realize that life is worth living after all and the world is indeed her oyster. Let’s hope he flirts with her!

    1. I like how you worded that, “the world is indeed her oyster.” Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I’m delighted to see you kicking off Six Sentence Stories for us this week, Donetta! This was a great story, you gave us enough detail to set the scene perfectly and left us with just enough room at the finish to imagine several different endings being possible for Judy. I like to think that this is a turning point in her life and good things are just ahead, much as it happened for me at the end of December six years ago when I met Papa Bear! 🙂

    1. Thank you. I love happy beginnings that last. 🙂

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