Just Good Mates: Six Sentence Stories

Jenny and Brian did everything together. Well, not quite everything as they didn’t go out on the dates Brian had with other women or those Jenny had with other men. They shared them afterwards, helping to extricate each other from the difficult ones when necessary. That was, until Brian wrecked everything with his marriage proposal. 

Jenny stood, frozen with jealousy for the unknown woman, and said “Brian, what about us?”

“Jen, but we’re just good mates.” 

In response to Zoe’s 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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18 Responses to Just Good Mates: Six Sentence Stories

  1. Good one. Ya turned a good twist.

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  2. That was quite a surprise, Irene. Did not see it coming. Neither did Jenny.

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  3. 6 sentence story, I like the idea. You did a wonderful job with such a limited amount of writing space!

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  4. Pat B says:

    Oh, no! With so few words their relationship took a complete twist. Good SSS.

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  5. Isn’t that the worst feeling! When one half of a relationship has more than platonic feelings for the other. Hope Brian’s soon to be wife is as good a friend to him as Jenny has always been 😀

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  6. (Can’t find the emoticon that represents the internal, surprise twinge of emotional scars being pulled out of their quiet rest.)
    excellent Six.

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