Smoke (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

A date. A date!

Jane feels her heart plummet to the soles of her feet at the thought of it, of him, this good-looking and funny and warm guy, this young guy, his eyes smiling at her, waiting for her to say yes, I’d love to have dinner with you. And then her stomach roils at what his reaction must surely be when he finds out — and he will find out, because how do you keep it a secret, that you are such a loser who’s squatting in the basement of an abandoned house?

So very many things are already almost unnavigable when you’re homeless, and now this too. Romance is, indeed, smoke from a distant fire.

Larisa-K
Photo: Larisa-K

Every week at Uncharted, Ivy hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction challenge and blog hop. This week’s cue was SMOKE. The rules are simple: Write a story in six sentences, using the cue word any way you like. Join in the 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.

7 thoughts on “Smoke (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. Interesting SSS. How difficult it has to be to feel so unworthy to be able to enjoy associations because of the place where they reside, their lack of funds and because of the tragedies they have experienced.

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  2. love that song!*
    There’s an expression (heard in a George Thorogood song, ‘I’m outdoors ya know’) when you think about it ayiiee. It’s not just not having a home, it’s being home-less…. no place to go.
    man!
    good six

    *Sanford & Townsend

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