Sugar (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“Lighten my load a little.” Kathy extends the laden tray to Torrey. “These red velvet cookie pies are adorable, and don’t tell me you can’t indulge in a little sugar for the holidays.”

Torrey glances up at the mistletoe over her head, then nods her chin across the room. “Eventually Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome has to come this way for a fresh drink, and until then I’ll be right here holding up this doorway. He’s the only sugar I’m after at this party.”

Photo: Kapa65

Every week, Denise at Girlie on the Edge hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup and blog hop. This week’s cue was SUGAR. Fun sixes from other writers are at the link. Come join us! It’s a blast!


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.

3 thoughts on “Sugar (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. fun Six*

    * well written and all, of course, but had me off in twenty-seven directions as I considered this comment. This included, but was not limited to: something about mistletoe being poisonous, the origin of the tradition, something about Loki, #MeToo, admiration for the use of 2nd POV…(present tense!), back to the scene and wondering if its a work situation or, perhaps a rooming house, and that threatened to drag me into Charles Dickens, steampunk and Michael Moorcock.**

    **one of the first fantasy writers I really enjoyed and, arguably a pioneer of the steampunk writing genre… well worth the time to find, I recommend ‘Dancers at the End of Time’ trilogy.


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