Get Back  (Six Sentence Stories)

Jane ducks out the back door, makes for the scabby bench overlooking the water, a couple of blocks down. A sandwich to eat on her so-called lunch hour would be nice, but more than one meal a day is a luxury that will have to wait until her first paycheck; she spends the time taking an inventory.

She already hates this job, no doubt, but she’s grateful for any job at all, so it’s a plus. She’s still crouching in an abandoned house, but she should be able to get her own real place in a few months, another plus. Fall semester starts in two weeks, and she’ll have some student aid funds, along with the return to academia she’s wanted.

Sometimes you can get a dream back, even if you have to back into it.

This is Six Sentence Stories installment from The Life and Times of Jane Doe.

More Six Sentence Stories 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 “Get Back  (Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. For many coping with the cost of keeping yourself whilst doing tertiary education is a real problem. There seems to be such diverse standards throughout the world with some funded by the government grants and others having to really struggle if they have no family to help.


    1. It is so wrong that anyone in our country should go hungry or without a proper place to stay when they are pursing an education. Anyone trying to better themselves deserves government funds over someone who wants to sit at home and receive handouts, or be a repeat offender that costs the taxpayers a bundle to house and feed. We have our priorities all wrong in this country!!


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