Pitch (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

Jane makes her way through the neighborhood, feeling for the vibe and feeling the stares — you’re new here — wondering if she could make a home here.

Too many kids are playing in front of that place; a raucous group of young men drinks tall cans of generic beer in front of another; this next place is awash in garbage. Jane shudders and moves on.

Then she spots a quieter residence, one that is neatly kept, a tiny, wizened elderly man reading in a camp chair, small dog at his feet, even a small pot of flowers. And hallelujah, there’s some open space next to him.

No applications or deposits required to move into the homeless camp, provided you can find a decent place to pitch a tent.

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Every week at Uncharted, Ivy hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup and blog hop. This week’s cue was PITCH. Fun sixes from other writers are at the link. Come 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.

9 thoughts on “Pitch (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. Your SSS went a different direction than I was expecting. Nice surprise.
    Trying to find a safe place to stay no doubt is an undoubting task for those who are homeless.

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  2. The words made vivid visual pictures. The children playing, the boisterous beer drinkers, the trash. I was on a street in a city a few decades ago, until I read the last sentence. We’re all looking for a place to pitch our tents, metaphorically. Loved your story, Deborah Lee.

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