Need a Lift (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“Can you please help me? Can’t find a lift.”

Becca is hauled up short, this complete stranger, obviously foreign at that, wanting her to cheer him up, or is he asking her to drive him somewhere?

“I can help you download the Uber app,” she finally manages to get out.

“Over here,” says another woman kindly, pointing toward the alcove with the elevators. Becca mentally slaps herself.

Elevator hans pixabay

Every week Ivy at Uncharted hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction blog hop. This week’s cue was “lift.” This Six is a vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe. Fun Sixes from other writers are at the link. Join us, hop around!


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.

9 thoughts on “Need a Lift (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. Love this story. How many times are we confused about what people may say? Misunderstandings, in any language, lead to assumptions and some difficult communications. Oh, that lift.


  2. A great example of language confusion between different groups and places! Sometimes I think English as spoken elsewhere seems almost like a foreign language, and then there are all the local expressions here in Texas to contend with too. I suppose each state has a set of their own. 🙂


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