PROMPT WORD: STRIKE
8:05 am- Daniel knew serious trouble was brewing on the crime ravaged side street and patted his holstered revolver beneath his shirt while speeding up to avoid the impending mayhem and get to work on time.
When he opened his eyes, he could see three EMTs frantically working on someone below him as he seemed suspended in midair.
The last thing he remembered was riding his bicycle along the city street and hearing a succession of fireworks? … no, gunshots!
A woman’s anguished scream drew his attention to a limp bloody baby being placed in tiny body bag while police formed a human perimeter holding back a gathering crowd.
He regretted immediately his reluctance to stop and attempt to protect the vulnerable innocent people who were caught unaware and unarmed, so he decided to strike a bargain and declared, “Lord, give me another chance to save that baby… I care not what happens to me but let me do what’s right!”.
8:06 am- Daniel knew serious trouble was brewing on the crime ravaged side street and patted his holstered revolver beneath his shirt while skidding his bicycle to a halt…
Six Sentence Story- Given the Chance
PROMPT WORD: STRIKE
24 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Given the Chance”
I really hope it all works out well. It is good to see that he is so determined
Chances not taken are far worse than anything else. Me too! Thanks.
Cleverly done, giving him that moment hanging in midair to rethink and change the course of the incident. how often do we wish for that.
For sure. Do-overs! We often wish for them. Thanks.
…And well told it is !
I am glad to hear he got another chance to save that baby.
😊 Thank you Frank.
If only life was like that…
Wowza, this got to me…I so love that he prayed to the Lord.
You’re most welcome–have a happy July 1st!
Sometimes I wish to be suspended from the air too, to put life on pause and rethink. Such a well-told story!
Thanks very much! 😊
I guess we’ve all done things we’d do differently given half a chance. Nice one.
May he take that chance and run with it!
Really cool story…and so glad to see he got another chance!
Thank-you kindly. I like hopeful endings. 😉
Me too! We need this now.
Ah, pretty good!