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I hate the word “guard.” If you’re in need of protection, having a bodyguard probably isn’t a bad thing. But not all guards are nice to be around.
In a museum, a guard keeps you from touching artifacts. In an airport, if a security guard catches you with something you shouldn’t carry, Heaven help you. And, of course, if you’re behind bars, guards keep you from getting out.
Thanks to Girlie on the Edge for inspiring the above with her six-sentence story prompt for this week in which the given word is, you guessed it, “guard.” You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read other bloggers’ six-sentence creations.
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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me
Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?
5 thoughts on “Reflecting on a Necessary Evil #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #WritingPrompts #Inspiration”
If everyone behaved, we wouldn’t need guards. Always, always someone chooses to misbehave, and it’s sad.
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I know what you mean. If everyone would always do the right thing, we wouldn’t need guards. Thank you for commenting.
Well, they’re just doing their jobs 🤷
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You’re right, but that doesn’t mean we have to like what they do. They’re human beings all the same. Thank you for commenting.