Scones – Six Sentence Story

Artwork by Phil Burns

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – PAWN

Click here to hear the author read his words:


I’m lying on my deathbed, thinking about the good times, like the weans when they were young, and the grandweans too, and the bad times, like when we had to pawn my wooden leg to buy food.
I know I’ve not got long to go, but I’ve still got my sense of smell, so my heart leaps because my Dora, she’s always been so good to me, aye, she’s baking treacle scones, my absolute favourite.
I can’t make myself heard – my voice is only a croak now – so I drag myself out of bed, hop painfully to the top of the stairs, and slide down on my bum like we used to do as bairns.
I’m totally done in now so, on my hands and knee, I crawl to the kitchen where a vision, a mountain of scones – treacle, wheaten and fruit – sit still warm on the table.
I drag myself across the floor, haul my fast-fading body up the table leg, hoping to taste just one last mouthful of perfection before I snuff it.
As my trembling hand fumbles towards the majestic mound of mouth-watering manna, a ladle cracks my knuckles, followed by the words ‘Hands off, auld yin, they’re for the funeral’.

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42 Responses to Scones – Six Sentence Story

  1. Liz H says:

    Oh my lord, you made me laugh!


  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    I’ll bake up some scones and virtually salute this story!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I took a slug of beer while reading this, now it’s all over my keyboard! Brilliant matey.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Excellent! So caught up in the emotional ride down, I was pleasantly caught by surprise at the conclusion 😀


  5. Billy Connolly about to meet his Maker. What a stunner. 🙂


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the ending with the preparations for the funeral and your description of him sliding down the stairs.


  7. Aiee! That twist 😄Bravo. My mouth was watering at the description of the scones.


  8. clark says:

    I’m with the others… the final twist takes your Six to another level.



  9. Sad, but great story with all it’s excellent descriptions and writing. As always, it drew me in from the start.


  10. UP says:

    bravo, well done you.


  11. Chris Hall says:

    Oh you pulled a good one out of the hat there! 🙂


  12. Reena Saxena says:

    You left me speechless.


  13. Mairi Jack says:

    Brilliant 😂😂😂


  14. gclawdia says:

    That was priceless! Great read, thanks 🙂


  15. Lindsey Stewart says:

    I really enjoyed this one.


  16. LOL… Oh my! Darn clever and endlessly amusing!


  17. jenne49 says:

    Laughing loudly enough to annoy the neighbours! That’s a brilliant piece. I can just see it – and almost smell the scones! A complete gem of a story.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Corine Gouy says:

    Horriblement bien écrit !


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