Brand New Start

Steaming coffee mugThe challenge? Write a story in 6 sentences, no more & no less, and if you’d like, share your creation or just visit and comment on others’ ideas, with GirlieOnTheEdge, Denise. The prompt is “Filter”, and here’s where you join the party: Six Sentence Stories

She set the timer on the tea for three minutes and considered the slow colorful cloud that drifted its way to the bottom of her clear glass mug. She had a need for a healing raspberry tea after that visit to the emperor’s office, with her four-year-old son, Toby, in tow.

The babysitter had bailed, grandparents were all out of town, and the neighborhood co-op was brimful with chicken pox, so she’d had to bring him along to discuss the designs from the new clothiers who claimed to be from the magical land of Silkiana.

The emperor awaited her, preening, in his chambers, proudly dressed in the newest Silkianian concoction, strutting and twirling in front of his many mirrors, demanding “How do I look?”

Toby exclaimed, “Naked and fat!”

Sipping her tea, she had to laugh at her son, who had no filters; she’d wanted a new job, anyhow.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

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16 thoughts on “Brand New Start

  1. Although not a tea-drinker, your Six was quite enjoyable in that it resulted in certain childhood memories acquiring an enhanced context. My father was a drinker of tea and, after reading your Six, the rituals that my memory now sees clearer, were very defiantly a part of his enjoyment of the beverage.
    Good Six, yo

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  2. So many thoughts! Good six. Love the name of your blog. Too many trolls out there. Also, Naked and fat…was that you standing outside of my garden tub window looking in? HA

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