Tap (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

Jane gasps and twists her shoulders, trying to relieve the strain. Only another half block.

Finally  she is “home,” kicking open the back door, at last able to set down her burden. She opens one of the gallon jugs and fills Troubles’ water dish. It leaves that much less for her own drinking and bird baths, but this poor dog must get tired of lapping up puddles all the time.

What she wouldn’t give for something as simple as a working tap!


Every week, Ivy at uncharted hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup. This week’s cue was “tap.” Fun Sixes from other writers are here.

SSS. Join us for the fun!



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.

17 thoughts on “Tap (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. I was thinking, (in the earlier installments), that Jane had a big, old, run-down house in a city neighborhood, like that of Tyler Durden in ‘Fight Club’, but it now seems like she’s far worse off. What the hell! (lol… I’m liking Jane, hate to see her too down-trodden)
    enjoyed the Six, though

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  2. During Hurricane Sandy we had no water for over a week because our well pump needed electricity. I know about lugging gallons up and down stairs and the inconvenience of not having it at your disposal. Jane is a kind woman, a survivalist who is sharing her basic needs with her animal friends.


    1. Thanks! I like Jane too. In the past I’ve lived most of my life on a well instead of city water, and know all too well how it is to lose running water along with the electricity! Never as long as a week, though. A storm like that has such far-reaching impact; I can’t imagine how helpless it must feel to be in the aftermath.


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