20090109

Sarah's Slight Sad Short Short Story

by Kent Oswald

Sarah kept her nose to the grindstone from an early age, like her mother urged. She kept her ear to the ground and her eye on the ball, just as her father advised. She never understood the advice from her sister about living too literally. Once she wondered if it were possible to measure happiness. She died financially stable and survivor of two (or do you count the really short other one as a third?) relationships. When she was buried, Sarah's nose was raw, her ear dirty and her retina detached.

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Kent Oswald writes for money, occasionally for fun and regularly at The Whinydad Chronicle.

9 comments:

Autumn Heartsong said...

Ahhh...well done. I can imagine Sarah's life quite well through your six well-crafted sentences. Nicely done.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this. Good thing she didn't wear her heart on her sleeve or she'd have been a goner a lot sooner.
caccy46
Caroline Wells

Anonymous said...

Like this!

Anonymous said...

Nice.

Cat said...

Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

Now there's food for thought. Good 6.

Jeanette Cheezum

Madam Z said...

Sarah may have been happier, though less "financially stable," if she'd kept her head in the clouds. On the other hand (on the tiller), that wouldn't have lent itself to such a successful short short story.

Joe said...

Great story. Very creative and well-done!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for reading and the kind words. Your hearts are all in the right place.

Kent