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.
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀


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. Frank Hubeny 05/05/2021 / 7:49 pm

    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. GirlieOnTheEdge 05/05/2021 / 8:19 pm

    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. Romi 05/05/2021 / 8:19 pm

    This is an excellent story!

  4. Liz H 05/05/2021 / 8:45 pm

    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!

  5. earthskyair 05/05/2021 / 9:00 pm

    Delightful. It sounds actually very inviting.

  6. clark 05/05/2021 / 9:55 pm

    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,

    • Susan St.Pierre 05/06/2021 / 8:19 am

      I made an effort not to shame anyone but to just offer a thoughtful alternative. I’m as guilty as anyone of being distracted too often. Thanks.

  7. Chris Hall 05/06/2021 / 3:57 am

    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. 😉

  8. ceayr 05/06/2021 / 12:43 pm

    Utterly charming.

  9. larry trasciatti 05/06/2021 / 3:35 pm

    It’s so good to see that she’s not a slave to the internet and social network obsessed mentality

    • Susan St.Pierre 05/07/2021 / 7:55 am

      Sometimes feeling content is enough. Happy you agree. Thanks!

  10. messymimi's meanderings 05/06/2021 / 9:06 pm

    Just this week i sent a few handwritten notes to friends, and it felt delightful, i will have to take a page from Grace’s book and do that more often.

    • Susan St.Pierre 05/07/2021 / 8:19 pm

      I frequently write letters. It makes me happy. 😊
      Good for you!

  11. jenne49 05/07/2021 / 3:39 pm

    What a delightful story. So refreshing. Grace’s enthusiasm comes through so well in your writing.

    • Susan St.Pierre 05/07/2021 / 3:59 pm

      Thank you. I’d like to sit with her and just visit. 😊

  12. oneta hayes 05/07/2021 / 8:35 pm

    I’m glad I read this. It is certainly a feel good, stimulating story for those who think they have little left to do for the Lord.

  13. Lisa Tomey 05/07/2021 / 9:04 pm

    Letter writing is such a tender passion and I wish to do it more.

  14. Fuzzy Panda Barista 05/31/2021 / 10:29 am

    That’s beautiful, Susan. You’re not by any chance in South Africa, are you? We have power cuts frequently.

    • Susan St.Pierre 05/31/2021 / 10:32 am

      No ma’am. Living simply , even if it’s just once in awhile, is excellent practice and a great reminder of what necessity really is. Thank you!

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