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Thursday’s News

April 11, 2019

Written for GirlieOnTheEdge’s Six Sentence Stories
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – CONTEST

and

The Haunted Wordsmith’s Story Starter Challenge. (I think I cheated a little on this one?)
Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you. Today’s sentence: “It’s what!”

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Thursday’s News

I heard Julie pull the Firebird into the driveway and I started counting the 73 seconds it would take for her to get out of the car, walk up the driveway, walk into the house, drop her purse on the dining room table, toss the keys in the green bowl and walk into the den where she’d find me laying on the couch watching TV. Yeah, I’m compulsive that way.

“Well, was I right?” I asked.

“Hey, it’s not a contest, you know.”

“So that’s a yes or a no or — you look a little funny — it’s what?”

“It’s not a ‘what’, it’s a girl.”

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. The Haunted Wordsmith permalink
    April 11, 2019 12:14 pm

    Great piece 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April 11, 2019 12:25 pm

    You excelled! Love it. A perfect six!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April 11, 2019 5:11 pm

    What a way to hear the news. Well told!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. dyannedillon permalink
    April 11, 2019 8:56 pm

    I don’t think that was the news he was expecting to hear.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Michael B. Fishman permalink*
      April 16, 2019 9:39 am

      It originally was different news but in the rewrite it was happier for him. Thanks!

      Like

  5. Kristi permalink
    April 11, 2019 9:46 pm

    That’s some pretty big news!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pat Brockett permalink
    April 11, 2019 10:23 pm

    At first I was wondering if your SSS was going to lead us to a crime scene. Boy was I surprised! A little bit of suspense leading us to what will become a little bundle of joy.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. April 12, 2019 9:14 am

    ‘cellent Six.
    (great ‘voice’)

    Liked by 1 person

  8. April 12, 2019 12:18 pm

    That was an excellent SSS and Wordsmith Story Starter! Enjoyable, I liked the build up.
    Well done 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  9. April 13, 2019 12:29 am

    I bet they got off the couch!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. April 15, 2019 6:37 am

    You put me there with this. Good six.

    Liked by 1 person

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