Waiting for Spring (6-Sentence Story)

The task is to write a story in 6 sentences, no more no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Diana. The prompt is ‘Clip”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Story on “CLIP”


She’d hoped to make the rounds before the storm blew in and kept her indoors and isolated for the next week and a half. She started out with the usual chores–library, groceries, pet supplies for the cat, liquor store, quick visit with her mom—but wanted one final hike at the State Park, taken at a fast clip, with its rolling hills, pine forests, and sparkling creek.

Once the storm hit, the next time she’d be able to get out of the house, she’d need snowshoes, or skis if they were lucky enough to get enough snow. But then she’d have to dig herself out, if she was going to use her car to get off of her property; her need for one more hike was critical.

She hadn’t anticipated that the weather would change so quickly, and she found herself alone on an unfamiliar trail in the State park, with no lights, swirling snow, and little chance of making her way home safely.

She might be stuck there under the snowdrift until Spring, and a big thaw.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

18 thoughts on “Waiting for Spring (6-Sentence Story)

  1. Cliff-hanger Six!
    My favorite.
    ‘Best laid plans of meece and men’ (Mr. Jinx, famous cartoon cat philosopher)

    Engaging story, which is a high compliment, given the limitations of our form.

    Liked by 1 person


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