Limb: Six Sentence Stories

“Harry the sign said shut your window otherwise the lions’ll tear you limb from limb.” 

“Can’t you just shut up Essie and let me do what I want. I want some good photos and if I want to go out on a limb let me.”

“But the lion’ll get me too Harry so shut your f****g window.”

“Shut it yerself,” Harry said as he left the car and walked slowly toward a solitary tree which he climbed.

“Harry come back.”

Shaking his head in the negative Harry thought, ‘let the lions do there worst; better to be out on the limb than see me tearing Essie limb from limb.’

Thank you to our host Denise from Girlie on the Edge who has set yet another wonderful prompt word.

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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14 Responses to Limb: Six Sentence Stories

  1. Lions on the right
    left his lioness
    such a harried life
    such a bloody mess

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  2. This Harry, he has himself some issues non?

    (Kinda rooting for the lions. Sorry, Harry) ;p

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  3. Sounds as if Harry has been living with a lioness his own self and no doubt has lost a figurative limb or two along the way 😀
    Fun 6 🙂

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  4. Pat B says:

    It looks like Harry and Essie will be parting ways, none too soon, and the lions may take part in that parting. Good SSS.

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  5. zoe says:

    many a ridiculous argument culminates in tragedy. see ya, Harry!

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Between a lion and a hard spouse!

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  7. The ridiculous things that couples quarrel over! And it always seems that one partner is being totally unrealistic while the other is campaigning for common sense, yet neither one will budge an inch to find a common ground. In this case, I’m with her, the perfect photo might be your last!

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