Casting Call (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“…and no matter how I look at my life, I can’t see it ever being any different than it is every single stupid day,” Becca finishes.

The therapist is silent, the same trick she always pulls, but Becca wills herself not to rush in to fill the silence, make her say something, for once.

“Sounds like you’re in a rut, like maybe it’s time to start some new things, things that can become new rituals for security and fulfillment,” the therapist finally suggests.

“The people I have in my life are not going to help me with that,” Becca says.

“Is it time to add a new character to the cast, maybe?”

“For that, I’d need a whole new cast, hell — a whole new stage!”

Photo: extremis

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, “cast.” Follow the link for fun Sixes from other writers, or better yet — join us!


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.

12 thoughts on “Casting Call (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. I really like this. It is difficult to make changes, more so when you are in a rut. But her resistance to change, maybe the therapist would like to get her to talk about that. Again, you have set my mind wondering and wandering.


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