Supplement (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“Jane, I wanted to ask you,” Audrey says. “I overheard in the break room the other day that you’re between apartments, staying someplace crowded and noisy.”

Jane nods, not elaborating that “between apartments” translates, for her, to “living in a tent in a homeless camp.”

“My husband and I will be out of the country for a couple of months, and I think you and I can help each other out,” Audrey continues. “We can get you off your friend’s sofa and pay you a little, supplement your part-time work here and give you a quiet place to study, if you can house-sit and take care of our yard and the animals.”

Jane’s heart is suddenly triphammering; she knows Audrey lives on Lake Washington, but visions of a working refrigerator and cable television and real beds and deck with water view all pale in the holy glow of the thing she misses most of all: a bathtub.


Every week, Girlie on the Edge hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction blog hop and linkup. This week’s cue: SUPPLEMENT. 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.

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