Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 3

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Jack moved slowly, painfully forward across the charred earth, sensing he was not alone; he could feel eyes trained upon him, watching his pathetic uneven progress. A sound – was that breathing behind him? a heartbeat? No…only the sound of his own blood pounding in his ears.


Still, Jack could not shake the feeling that someone was near, close enough that he could feel the electric charge stretching between them across the emptiness that was now the sole characteristic of the remains of Earth’s landscape, pulling them toward one another with an urgency that could end only in a certain and violent collision. Pricking, searing pain shot across the surface of Jack’s skin, reminding him of the immediate danger his body faced.

He felt her before he saw her.


Want more? Catch up here…

The Lie, Part 1

The Lie, Part 2

And then continue here…

The Lie, Part 4


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 CHARGE.



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.

33 thoughts on “Six Sentence Stories – The Lie, Part 3

  1. what an excellent ‘take-the-Reader-somewhere-probably-never-to-be-real’ and be able to recognize it, (if they ever happen to be there)

    aka ‘nice Six

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