Activity – 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 – LOST

Click here to hear the author read his words:


I know I’ve been out of sorts recently, feeling lethargic, as though I’ve lost my focus.
People are starting to comment and, just last week, one friend, a lovely English lady, chastised me, quite gently, for my lack of activity.
I don’t know if the problem is advancing years, the unsettled weather caused by our appalling treatment of our beautiful planet, the stupidity (and utter mismanagement) of Brexit, the excuse of Covid for so many governments to chip away our personal liberties, or just life in general.
But I do know what makes me feel good.
So I’m out walking again, tramping the city streets at night, enjoying the sights, the sounds, the smells, and absorbing everything.
Looking for prey.

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15 Responses to Activity – Six Sentence Story

  1. You know as a fellow Brexit sufferer and feeling a bit lethargic at times with the way we are governed, I was all sympathetic with the fellow until BAM! That ending! Superbly done.


  2. Terveen Gill says:

    Now that’s a sharp twist. Very eerie. 🙂


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Ominous last sentence.


  4. Liz H says:

    You almost had me walking out there with you…until that final line.
    Well, happy hunting!


  5. I had a feeling your story would have a sting in its tail, it was so not you up until then!


  6. Re things that might make you lethargic, the list you provided is a good start and you might add the superficiality of a world increasingly governed by social media, cancel culture, and … I’ll end there because I’m feeling my will to live draining away in front of my eyes. Hope you had a good night finding roadkill or creating some, 😉


  7. Ah, to the artist, anything can be turned into art. That’s why everything is prey, the clue to the next work to emerge.


  8. Yikes!
    If it wasn’t for your 3rd sentence CE, I might well imagine your story to be about a cat 😉


  9. UP says:



    • ceayr says:

      Thanks, UP.
      You do know, I am sure, that Thanksgiving is a US thing, and the rest of the world ignores it completely!
      I will pass on your kind words to the artist, my long time friend and colleague Phil Burns.


  10. jenne49 says:

    Ooh, the last sentence, three little words that turn a quiet reflection on life and politics into something utterly chilling.
    A master stroke!


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