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Six Sentence Stories 4 – Fountain

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“They say, when you drink out of this fountain, you will never grow a day old again,” he gushes, breath hitching as the excitement of his discovery completely washes over him.

“Well, they’re not wrong,” she scoffs, clenching her fists to stop herself from dragging the mesmerized guy away from the deceptively inviting sparkle of the springwater; knowing she could never touch a hair on his body anyway.

The clueless dolt, deaf to the rest of the world, scoops a handful and sniffs it as though holding a bouquet of flowers, “Ah, immortality!”

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you,” she warns, tired of this routine by now; knowing that like her, they would always drink the water anyway.

She doesn’t take her eyes away this time when the guy starts to choke, and openly laughs her ghostly kind of laugh when the filmy form of the guy’s confused, yet ageless soul starts separating from the rest of him.

Death will be so pissed when he sees a dead body floating in his bathwater again.

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*Inspired by the prompt FOUNTAIN from the Six Sentence Stories weekly challenge on girlieontheedge.

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Six Sentence Stories 3 – Island

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“How long has it been?” Sol asks, heavy-lidded eyes fixed on the night sky.

“Damn if I know, man,” Anders sighs beside him, sounding just as lazy.

The beach has gone quiet, the tides fortunately low. The stars have been winking at them—mocking them for what seems like eternity.

If he were a speck of light in the sky, looking down on two guys buried to their necks in the sand, in some private island off the coast of nowhere, all because their friends thought they needed time to talk without bolting out on each other, Sol would be laughing, too.

“When we get out of here, let’s find better friends,” Anders suggests, to which Sol just snorts as their hands, which have found each other’s grip underneath layers of sand, tighten around each other.

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*Inspired by the prompt ISLAND from the Six Sentence Stories weekly challenge on girlieontheedge.

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059 – Fandom (Pants on Fire, #6)

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“Fangirls?” Lucifer snorts. “My dumbass brother has fangirls?!”

“And fanboys, too!” Peter quips, earning an elbow to his side.

Jesus picks a carrot stick from the platter and huffs, “I do appreciate the attention. And most of them are very respectful, too.”

“But…?” teases Lucifer, flicking green peas at his brother.

Peter laughs while Jesus rubs his throbbing forehead. Why did he take his best friend here again?

He sighs, frowning. “I don’t think they understand me at all.”

“I doubt you understand you most of the time.”

Peter laughs again.

Jesus slaps a lettuce on his brother’s grinning face.

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*Inspired by the prompt un/faithful  from The Daily Post.

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058 – Young at Heart (Collide, #10)

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The idiot sees colors in darkness, rainbows in every storm. His heart is probably made of high-grade pixie-dust, his blood bright like liquid stars—

“Aleks, you’re the worst!” Koko screams, almost blowing her boyish cover.

“Hey, yo? It’s just a fart!”

Lustro blinks out of his Aleks-induced reverie to see Koko dashing out of the tent and the actual Aleks laughing and fanning out his peasant skirt.

Then it hits him, “Dammit, Aleks!” A smell that could launch a thousand ships the same way he is now launching for the exit.

“What?!” Aleks cries.

‘Young-at-heart’ really does go both ways.

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*Inspired by the prompt young at heart  from The Daily Post.

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057 – Steps (Circuits, #10)

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It’s the first time in decades that the thought even dares to cross Last Man’s mind. He should never have told Feebz about it.

“Just one step at a time, Boss,” she says, the line in her one eye rising and falling in gentle waves that do little to calm his nerves.

But he takes his first step anyway. And a few more brave ones away from home. Stubborn mind focused on seeing that one bud—Earth’s first in a century.

The bud shone in the sunlight, a breath of life in a barren land.

It is worth every sweltering step.

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*Inspired by the prompt fearless fantasies  from The Daily Post.

Bite-sized Tales · Challenges · Fiction

Bite-sized Tales 043-045

045_Insult

Old enough for some who-you cheek.

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*Prompt Source: Sweek.

044_ParadiseInSix

His kiss sweetens my jaded breath.

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*First appeared in Six-Word Memoirs®, sixwordmemoirs.com.
*Prompt Source: Six-Word Memoirs.

043_Sounds

Tradition drowns out her silent screams.

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*Prompt Source: Sweek.