Marble: Six Sentence Story


© irene waters 2017

Janice took some deep breaths and spread her arms out to the sky. “I can do it” she muttered under her breath although her fear of flying was freezing her as hard and turning her as white as marble. One more deep breath and she dialled the airline to book her ticket. “Breathe” she whispered wondering how, if she was struggling now to control her fear, would she ever get on the plane. 

“You’re booking number is R I P 76543.”

“I’m sorry but you’ll have to cancel the ticket.” Janet stammered.

In response to Zoe for this weeks hosting and prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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27 Responses to Marble: Six Sentence Story

  1. tedstrutz says:

    I could smell her fear in the first paragraph.


  2. Guess she’s taking the boat. How awful to be emmarblized by fear.
    (Sorry for all the bad puns today)

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  3. Oh dear, Irene, a fear like this is very unfortunate.

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  4. Her intuition is kicking in. Lucky for her.

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  5. Rebel Girl says:

    Ha! I would have avoided that flight too!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Charli Mills says:

    Ha! Some fly like frozen statues, but if that happens, I like to keep my chest covered. 🙂

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  7. * a compliment; nice misdirection on the ending!

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