Six Sentence Story~ A Child’s Insight


The small child sat tenderly wrapped in her grandmother’s arms studying her face.

“Why do you have so many lines around your eyes and mouth?”

“Those are the ‘roads’ made by all my smiles on my journey through life, sweetheart.”

The child then looked down at their clasped hands and ran her fingers lovingly across raised blue veins while Grandma explained them as ‘rivers’ of blood that have worn wide banks from their own longtime travels.

The sweet baby turned her adoring eyes upon Grandma’s face, once again, and sighed.

“Then, all those whiskers must be your trees.”


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27 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story~ A Child’s Insight

  1. notestowomen 03/10/2021 / 7:01 pm

    This was so sweet, Susan 🙂 The the last line made me laugh.

  2. Carol Congalton 03/10/2021 / 7:46 pm

    Loved how this beautiful story was going then wham! Finished with such humour! Great write!

  3. Frank Hubeny 03/10/2021 / 11:34 pm

    I like all those roads, rivers and trees on her grandmother’s face.

  4. Chris Hall 03/11/2021 / 3:04 am

    I simply echo the other comments and I’m smiling too, Susan. Must go and get the tweezers out 😉

  5. GirlieOnTheEdge 03/11/2021 / 6:22 am

    “Out of the mouth of babes” as they say, lol.
    Aged wisdom meets youthful candor 🙂

  6. striver1 03/11/2021 / 7:21 am

    I remember telling your grandmother tat her skin looked like beefsteak. Kids say it like it is.

  7. clark 03/11/2021 / 11:25 am

    L’d ol on that…
    excellent set up/misdirection which, imo, is not a simple as it sounds.
    Very fun Six

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/11/2021 / 11:30 am

      Much appreciated! I’ve worked around kids for many, many, years and surprises are the norm not the exception. 🙂

  8. UP 03/11/2021 / 1:41 pm

    cute, cheeky, but cute! Great six.

  9. Pat Brockett 03/11/2021 / 2:23 pm

    Love this! That last line sealed the deal. 😆

  10. Zelda Rene 03/12/2021 / 1:43 am

    Hahahahahaha–hilarious and beautiful!!!

  11. ceayr 03/13/2021 / 10:21 am

    Sweet and funny piece, Susan

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