Deep Subject (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

Jane’s finger pauses, trembles over the number on her touch screen, then finally presses it to dial.

Who would actually be on the other end of this call, why would anybody be there, why would they care, why should she believe anything like this could help?

“Crisis Call. First tell me if you’re safe or not, and then let’s talk about what’s going on.”

Jane takes a deep, shuddering breath. “Well…”


Each week, Ivy at Uncharted hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup. This week’s cue was “well.” Fux Sixes from other writers are 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 “Deep Subject (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. besides the fun of writing and reading six sentence stories, I get a lot out of trying to learn from others, to improve my own writing. what a good story. simple and direct (my ambition in this writing thing). picture painted, easy for reader to put themselves into the scene. oh, that’s how you do it.


  2. I had to laugh at the primitive string phones which I am sure many of us remember which just worked with the string pulled tight. Although the number is different on many countries the Emergency number certainly has been a Godsend for millions hasn’t it?

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  3. Fantastic read. I can picture her hesitation and then the action of pushing that dial. The first call is the hardest, I think. So many things can cause a need for crisis intervention. Well. . . . . We’ll find out next week?

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  4. Initiating that call is the hardest thing in the world to do, but it can be the first step to salvation, and I’m grateful she found the courage to make the call. Like Val, I want to know what’s going on in her world that had led her to this point of desperation. Will be waiting for next week’s update!!

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