Contest (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“Jane, have you done this week’s supply order?” Michelle barks, snapping her fingers.

Jane feels that familiar ice creeping down her spine, and with Herculean effort looks steadily at her screen and keeps typing. “It’s on my list to get the supplies ordered as soon as I finish these court letters.”

Fingers snap again. “It needs to be done.”

Jane calls up a steely stare to meet Michelle’s molten one, and the contest is on.


When images of women giving that don’t-you-even-think-about-fucking-with-me stare come up, my mind goes straight to Game of Thrones. I couldn’t pick just one, so here are all of these intrepid ladies.

Every week, Denise at Girlie on the Edge hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction blog hop. The rules are few: 1) Write a story in six sentences, no more, no less. 2) Any genre. 3) Use the cue word; this week’s was CONTEST. Fun sixes from other writers are at the link. 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.

10 thoughts on “Contest (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. I trust it doesn’t say anything weird (about me) to pick photo number last to be my casting choice for Jane. In my defense, I can’t say I know anything about the show (yeah, I can hear the ‘What??!’ through the square tubes of the internet.)
    There is something (in this last actresses eyes that speaks of one who might focus on distant and all-too unattainable shores in order to endure the slings and arrows of daily life.
    ya know?

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    1. You picked Sansa Stark and described her character perfectly. The books are some of the best fantasy I’ve ever read. The tv series has been amazingly well done, not least because it will be finished, while the book series probably won’t. 😢


  2. I worked at an office once where two of the women got mad at each other, started arguing, which then escalated to them standing across from each other and giving each other the finger with both hands. They finally realized how ridiculous they were and ended up laughing. I’m not sure about your two characters….

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  3. It seems that one is the boss and the other wishes she had the upper hand instead of the boss. I feel sorry for those who are working in this office. The vibes seem a bit contentious.
    Good SSS.


  4. Hey, count me in for picking the last picture too! She has the look that speaks of the confidence in being the victor over any altercation.
    I would not last long working under or for a shrew such as little miss finger snap, lol


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