Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 5

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A slow death by exsanguination would pass more quickly than the silence that lay between them.

Jack held his breath, partly because it had become nearly impossible to inhale without pain searing his lungs, but mostly because doing so would move time forward and he didn’t want to live in a moment when she didn’t know him.




The last time he saw her, she was happy; her eyes laughed and her hair danced in the warm afternoon sun as she dropped tiny pieces of grass and wildflowers on his face. But circumstance, necessity, and time had erased that day, leaving in their stead eyes filled with fear and confusion as they searched his face and hands gripped tightly around a makeshift weapon. Could she possibly be the same woman he loved?

“J-Jack?” Her parched voice cracked as he felt himself collapse and slip into darkness.


Want more? Catch up here…

The Lie, Part 1

The Lie, Part 2

The Lie, Part 3

The Lie, Part 4

And then go here…

Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 6


This has been a Six Sentence Story.

Six Sentence

Each week, the lovely and talented Ivy Walker hosts a link-up challenging writers to spin a tale in six sentences – no more, no less. Click on the link right here to find out more and link your own post. While you’re there, click on the blue frog button to find more stories from some wonderful storytellers.

This week’s prompt was EX.

Lisa A. Listwa is a self-employed writer with experience in education, publishing, and the martial arts. Believing there was more to life than punching someone else’s time clock and inspired by the words of Henry David Thoreau, she traded her life as a high school educator for a life as a writer and hasn’t looked back. She is mother to one glorious handful of a daughter, wife to the nicest guy on the planet, and reluctant but devoted owner of three Rotten Cats. You can find her adventures and thoughts on living life deliberately here on the blog.

19 thoughts on “Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 5

  1. Exsanguination is not always successful. Hopefully he may think things out more fully now he has been found in time. I’ll be back next week to find out.

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