Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 6

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Andie sat next to the makeshift cot listening to Jack’s labored breathing as her thoughts wandered to their first meeting…

She stood on the stoop looking from the address on the paper in her hands to the number on the door, her hair sticking in wet strands of what used to be ringlets around her face, her green raincoat untied and hanging open such that it provided little to no real protection from the falling rain. This had better be the right place, she thought as she dropped the knocker against the door. 


“This had better be important!” he roared as he tore open the door and towered over her. Overwhelmed by his presence, she withdrew her hand and started: “I-I’m Andie. I’m here to…”

Jack’s pain-filled stirring yanked her back into the present and she whispered, “I-I’m here, Jack, I’m here…”


Want more? Catch up here…

The Lie, Part 1

The Lie, Part 2

The Lie, Part 3

The Lie, Part 4

The Lie, Part 5

More here in The Lie, Part 7 and The Lie, Parts 8-11.


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 ADDRESS.



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.

18 thoughts on “Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 6

    1. Thanks, Shirley! These six sentence stories are great fun. At first, I said, “I can’t do that and I certainly can’t do fiction.” Turns out it’s been a great way to stretch the writing muscles. Do come back!

  1. Boy am I glad I found this today. I’ve been wondering what happened. Of course…now I’m wondering what’s going to happen…

    1. Thanks, Val!
      My Hub said the same thing – he thought there wasn’t enough about why she was there, etc. But you know, six sentences…and I wasn’t willing to give up what I had. The image of the green raincoat has been in my mind forever (no idea why). So perhaps we’ll get back to Jack and Andie and how/why they met in another post…

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