Bark or Bite? (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“And what about this filing, and why haven’t I seen a supply order on my desk yet? ” Michelle asks.

Jane looks up. “The filing is in progress and the supply order is next, but I have to get this FedEx ready to go out before the pickup in fifteen minutes.” She pauses over the form, and asks, “Do you want this to go overnight, or second day, or ground? “

“Oh for God’s sake, ” Becca snaps, snatching the form and the pen from Jane’s hands.

The bark is worse than the bite, Jane’s heard, but she’s not so sure when it comes to these two.

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This is a Six Sentence Stories installment from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. The cue was “bark.”

More fun Six Sentence Stories from other writers can be found here.


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

8 thoughts on “Bark or Bite? (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. This was most definitely a true-to-life tale! I’ve worked with people exactly like that in an office environment and it can be maddening, it can make you want to hurt someone or jump out the nearest window. Kindness, consideration, and cooperation can go such a long way! I sometimes wonder if there is something in the air vents of offices that breeds nastiness!

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