Nose Out of Joint (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)


“I just don’t understand why you don’t want to go in on this deal with me,” Alec says.

“I don’t do anything on a joint basis anymore, sorry,” Torrey says shortly. “Somebody always gets left holding the bag, so stop pestering me.”

“Just because you had to split joint property with your ex doesn’t mean everybody’s out to screw you, you know.”

“I did not say that!” Torrey shouts.

Alec wisely says nothing, but can’t resist cocking an eyebrow at her.

Felix Broennimann
Photo: Felix Broennimann

Every week, Ivy at Uncharted hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup and blog hop. This vignette from The Life and Times of Jane Doe is in response to this week’s cue: “joint.” Go to the link for fun sixes from other writers. Join us! It’s 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.

10 thoughts on “Nose Out of Joint (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. …fool me twice, shame on me.
    This Torrey is showing more sense* than Alec. Has he an agenda of his own?**

    * if for no other reason than she is revealing less than he is, in the exchange
    ** like, everyone doesn’t lol***
    *** did it give it enough inflection for the double reverse whatever in that footnote?

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