Lost

fork and spoon crossed“Where the heck did I put it?” Tommy yanked the silverware drawer open, as far as it would go, and bent down to look into its dark corners. 

Slamming it shut, he patted each and every pocket of his jeans, pulling the front pockets inside out and spilling his car and house keys, a small handful of change, and a half-roll of wintergreen lifesavers, his eyes fixed on his tearful wife.

Patting his back left pocket, he pulled out his wallet and spilled it all – credit cards, photos of the kids, old engagement photo of him and his wife, twenties and tens and four wrinkled dollar bills – on the kitchen counter.

“I guess that’s it, then,” Tommy growled at her, his tone dangerously soft. “I really have lost my integrity.”

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2021)

The 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 “LOST”, and here’s where you join the party:  Six Sentence Story 

14 thoughts on “Lost

  1. lol

    Like the others, most excellent good close/’punchline’ (at the end).

    But, I also enjoyed how you managed engaging detail without losing any (narrative) momentum. Not, at least for me, the easiest thing to do. ‘specially with one of these here Six Sentence Story(s) here.

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