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Six Sentence Story~ The Existence of Grace

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Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
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In a world that had given up on the age old thrill of anticipation, in favor of, immediate gratification, Grace was a rebel.

She had just entered retirement as the ‘social media’ computer craze imposed itself upon everyday life but indulging in technology was no more interesting to her than becoming a steamfitter, at that life stage, so she politely declined the invitation to join a ‘new’ world.

Grace wrote long heartfelt letters, talked with people ‘face to face’, and woke up each day expectant; her book’s next chapter, buds opening on the apple tree, or a delightful chat with the postman?

Once, when the power went out, she lit candles while sympathetically aware that there was an elsewhere panicked population rummaging ‘in the dark’ for battery power.

She poured her morning tea after insulting her neglected television with only a peek at the weather report, then indulged her senses watching and listening to her birds while imagining, with pleasure, the surprise connection her most recent letter was carrying.

Grace sighed fully pleased with her chosen existence and thankful she’d discovered a personal gratification in following “the road less traveled”.

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30 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story~ The Existence of Grace

  1. Remembering where the candles are is like knowing where the batteries are when one needs them. I think I’m going to have to remember where I put both of them.

  2. Lovely, Susan. There is much to be said for “disconnecting” nowadays – even if only for a day or two. It’s a good feeling 🙂
    P.S. More people should try it!

  3. I’m with you all the way on this.
    We often lose track of natural Grace when we attach too strongly to electronics. Lovely 6!

  4. Very good Six
    And a thoughtful reminder of how much real life is available to those who are not held in total thrall to the world virtual,

  5. An excellent reminder to self to dis-connect more, Susan, although living in a land with all too frequent blackouts I always have a torch and candles to hand. 😉

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