Six Sentence Stories

prompt word: redemption

Near closing time an unkempt older man entered the local can

redemption center store carrying twenty-count super strength

multi-purpose garbage bags chock full of discarded semi-dirty

soda bottles, beer cans and plenty of germs.

Immediately upon spotting the semi-drunk character, the

clerk’s facial smile turned upside down, a new look, a frown

and toute de suite he played quite the disappearing act via

removing himself in record time from the front counter to the

storage room out back in hopes the man would become a

bit befuddled, imagine he’d seen a ghost and run for the hills.

Unfortunate for the clerk, who’d cashed out the drawer early,

his plan backfired when the man started screaming obscenities.

The redemption center walls shook from the sound waves, as

emissions from the unkempt man’s mouth bounced off every

inch of the building’s concrete walls.

Who’d have thought a human’s vocal tone could roar like a lion

or high-powered engine.

It was time for the clerk to place a fake smile on his face, return

to the counter and deal with the situation since the realization

set in the man wasn’t about to leave the premises without a ward

of cash.

https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2022/02/09/its-six-sentence-story-thursday-link-up-198/


6 thoughts on “Six Sentence Stories

  1. Scary situation! A certain metaphor for facing the unexpected head on. There are times when avoidance is not advantageous.

    Welcome to Six Sentence Stories, June Ann! May I suggest you go over to Thursday’s post at GirlieOnTheEdge. There’s an Inlinkz button that takes you to a 2nd page where you can link the URL to your Six. There’s a bunch of writers over there I am sure would love to read your story!

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