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A Lucky Day

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I’m feeling lucky today so let’s go to the casino.

Nah, I never win, and my horoscope says my money is low, but you can go, I don’t mind staying home.

Just for half an hour, come with me and I’ll buy you a beer.

We went and a slot machine had my attention, so I had to play it, but the twenty I put in rapidly went down.

See, what did I tell you, I never win, I have no luck at all.

Then on the last spin, the machine burst into wild spins and ended up paying $220.00.

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This Six Sentence Story was written for a challenge over at Denise’s. This weeks word prompt is “BURST”

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Down at the Plant

Every person at the plant was wondering what the upcoming meeting was going to be about.

Some suspected a big layoff as the work that was coming in was sparse and the fact that all overtime had been suspended for the last month had them worried.

The managers and supervisors were all in the dark too and were being asked by several people what was going on and all they’d say was everyone would find out at the meeting after lunch.

Gathered all together anticipating the worst the employees sat in silence waiting for the CEO to begin.

“Hello everyone, I know you’re all wondering why I called this meeting today and for what purpose.”

“First, off next month we’re getting in a big contract to process and we’ll be needing all hands on deck and I want you all to be prepared for overtime hours and if you had vacation time booked, it is now canceled.”

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

This short story was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s. The prompt word for this week is PROCESS.

 

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She longed to write poetry ever since she was three

determined to be a writer was her dream you see.

At six she decided she’d write a book one day

then someone told her she should write a play.

In school, she took a class all about Poe

and had to write a story to show what she did know.

When she was a young adult, she wrote poetry about life

and when she was older, they were about wildlife.

In her fifties, she wrote her first book

and followed her dreams without a second look.

She lived a simple fulfilling life

as a mother and a wife.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

Written for Denise’s challenge; Six Sentence Story using the word simple.

Catch and Release

This was written for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.

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Liberty, an Irish Setter, was a beautiful, well behaved, dog that my mom and dad had rescued back in the late ’70s.

She was funny as when we’d go for car rides, she wouldn’t do her business anywhere other than in our backyard. It didn’t matter if she was away from the house for six hours, she’d hold until she got home.

One day I was watching her in the backyard playing catch and release with a frog that came to visit.

She’d catch the frog, hold it in her mouth for a few seconds, then let it go and then run and catch it again, and again.

Liberty was one of the gentlest dogs I’ve ever known.

 

© Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

 

Taking Care of Family

This short story is for Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.

The word prompt is EXTENSION. 

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We’d packed up all her things loaded them onto a truck and headed for the Canadian border.

Being a snowbird for mother was now over as she was getting too old to be in Florida by herself and needed us to take care of her.

Luckily, we were able to renovate and add living quarters onto our house for her as there was no way we’d put her in a retirement or nursing home.

“It’s sure taking a long time to get there, can’t you drive a bit faster, you’ve got to be going under the speed limit,” mom said with a slight hint of sarcasm on the third day of the journey.”

“Here we are, this is our exit mom, we’ll be home in a few minutes.”

When we reached the driveway mom immediately noticed the extension on the side of the house and said, “Oh my, you’ve outdone yourselves this time, I can’t wait to see the inside.”

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

 

 

Please Don’t Make Me Exercise

This was written for Six Sentence Story hosted by Denise.

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Whenever I exercise, I feel like I’m going to die.

Swimming laps is fun to do, try them, you might like them too.

Running around the track at school, made me feel like such a fool.

I would go once around, then you’d see me, laying on the ground.

Track and field was not my thing, I’d prefer to sit and sing.

When I’m told to exercise, always I ask, can I improvise.

 

©Susan Zutautas 2019

The Day She Blew

This was written for Six Sentence Story over at GirlieOnTheEdge. 

Word prompt: “Mountain”

It was May 1980 and I was on my way out the door heading to work thinking it’s a beautiful sunny day, it’s almost a shame to go in after days and days of rain.

Pondering whether I should call in sick and enjoy some sunshine, my conscience got the best of me and I continued onto my car.

Wow, was my car ever dirty, how on earth did that happen, I’d washed it two days ago.

As I got closer, I noticed that it wasn’t dirty, it was covered in ashes’.

I immediately looked up and down the street trying to see if there were any signs of a fire that may have happened.

My neighbor’s son came outside and was walking towards me saying, “I guess she blew; the mountain must have been pretty angry.”

©Susan Zutautas 2019

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This story is not fiction. This happened on May 18th, 1980 when the volcano erupted at Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington.

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The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup

It was the second period and the Leafs were behind by two goals, which was understandable as the Bruins were a tough team to beat. In game seven the Bruins win in the 2019 playoffs and the Leafs are out.

The Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since playing against the Montreal Canadiens back in 1967. In total the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the cup 13 times.

Fans are a dedicated bunch that come out every year to cheer on the Leafs watching them make it to playoffs only to be heartbroken year after year.

I’m sure their goal to win will eventually come, and I hope it’s sooner than later.

This was written for Six Sentence Story.

Training Maggie My Newfoundland Dog

Taking Maggie to obedience training school once week was a lot of fun for both of us and she really enjoyed being with all the other dogs. She knew exactly where we were going and got so excited each week to go to The Best Behaved Dog Academy.

She caught on quite fast and I was told by one of the instructors that once a Newf learns how to do something they’ll always remember what they’ve learnt and not to make them practice too much or they’ll get bored very quickly and lose focus.

Everyday we’d go across the street to the park and practice what we’d learned.

After class one day one of the instructors Gail Bishop who owned the dog kennels where we trained asked me if I’d like to come and work at the kennels with her and she’d teach me everything she knew and also teach me how to groom.

I started working there the very next day and I have to say it was one of the most full filling jobs I’ve ever had.

This was written for Six Sentence Story.