Six Sentence Story- Given the Chance

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…


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24 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Given the Chance

  1. larry trasciatti 06/27/2022 / 6:34 pm

    I really hope it all works out well. It is good to see that he is so determined

    • Susan St.Pierre 06/27/2022 / 6:36 pm

      Chances not taken are far worse than anything else. Me too! Thanks.

  2. jenne49 06/30/2022 / 12:20 pm

    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.

  3. Spira 06/30/2022 / 1:26 pm

    …And well told it is !

  4. Frank Hubeny 06/30/2022 / 3:12 pm

    I am glad to hear he got another chance to save that baby.

  5. ceayr 06/30/2022 / 4:11 pm

    If only life was like that…

  6. Staarlz 06/30/2022 / 10:32 pm

    Wowza, this got to me…I so love that he prayed to the Lord.

      • Staarlz 07/01/2022 / 8:31 am

        You’re most welcome–have a happy July 1st!

  7. classypoetryandwine 07/01/2022 / 9:38 am

    Sometimes I wish to be suspended from the air too, to put life on pause and rethink. Such a well-told story!

  8. Keith's Ramblings 07/01/2022 / 9:54 am

    I guess we’ve all done things we’d do differently given half a chance. Nice one.

  9. Liz H 07/03/2022 / 8:31 pm

    Really cool story…and so glad to see he got another chance!

      • Liz H 07/04/2022 / 3:17 pm

        Me too! We need this now.

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