Sightseeing: Six Sentence Stories

The child lay unmoving as the two men paddled closer and closer. They seemed anxious and I wondered if the child needed medical help. The men gesticulated as did the crew on the huge liner they were now very close to. The crew was clearly telling the outrigger they were in danger and to move away but the men paid no heed. I was now convinced they needed help when the child craned his neck to get a good view of the large boat . It was just a day of sightseeing for the local folk.

Thank you to Zoe who is hosting SSS for the last time. Although a relative newcomer I have enjoyed the prompts you have given and the stories generated by these. Next week we are off to Denise who will be putting out the next prompt on Sunday.

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© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018

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© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


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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17 Responses to Sightseeing: Six Sentence Stories

  1. Hmm. BOTS or memoir? Or simply a creative six sentence response to a prompt from someone recently returned from her vacation on the high seas?
    Welcome back.

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  2. ‘Get the heck outa here!’*


    * compliment**
    ** on a good Six mutating after the story has ended, yet we stand in the darkened theatre and watch in dawning-enjoyment the photos.

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  3. UP says:

    This happen to you?

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  4. Excellent addage with the pictures! Intense 6 this week. You got my attention immediately!

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    That’s a good mix of early and later life stories on the water.

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  6. What a fun day’s outing for a child! I love the contrast of the big oceanliner to the small outrigger. I I can imagine that young child craning his neck to look upwards at the massive ship, just as I have when they stand it port in Galveston… I never before realized just how large they really are!

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  8. How small we are, and how great the world around us. Loved this bit of Huck-Finn-like adventure.


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