Six Sentence Story- Nice Guy Finished First

PROMPT WORD:  NET 

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Guy always just wanted to be NICE because being nice made him feel good and making people smile was such a wonderful byproduct too.

“Nice” is one of those words that everyone knows but can mean just about anything, such as, polite, kind, thoughtful, pleasant, nonconfrontational, happy-go-lucky, agreeable, telling people what they want to hear, caring, etc.

Well Guy’s life started taking an unpleasant turn when the family dog wouldn’t ever come to him, his kids disrespected him, and his boss overlooked him for promotion on multiple occasions, so he went to a therapist as a terribly depressed man.

The therapist shouted at Guy to stop being a ‘doormat’ for everyone to walk on and the net benefit would be more confidence, more respect, and more leadership skills which are unequivocally necessary for a competent life.

Guy was terribly rattled by the therapist’s tone, and rude suggestion that he was a weakling, but he thanked him just the same vowing internally NOT to stop being ‘nice’ because no one would ever be able to say that HE ruined their day.

Within a year, Guy was separated from his wife, two of his kids were in jail, he was dismissed from his job with no explanation, and his dog ran off, but he held firm to being ‘nice’ and finally succeeded as a political candidate-the one endeavor where only being ‘Nice Guy’ made it possible to finish first.


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Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Six Sentence Story~ NOT FAIR!

PROMPT WORD:  POWERFUL

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Once upon a time a hard working community came together and labored side-by-side on a common project of setting stones, with loving care, in order to build a fountain unlike any mankind had ever known and after several generations and blood, sweat, and tears, they succeeded.

People from all over the world marveled at the fountain and that community- virtuously generous- shared access to the abundant water with all.

After a time, more strangers entered the community than there were original members, and builders, and not having invested in the toil and pride in the unique fountain, many disrespected and defaced it while trying to claim as much crystal clean water as they could.

A great debate took place among the elders with some deciding that sharing the water ought to be limited to only those who showed respect for the sacrifice and love that went into building the fountain and others complained that to limit access, by discriminating who gets water under any condition, would not be ‘fair’.

The fairness argument won and it wasn’t long before the fountain began to dry up and crumble from overuse and disrespect by those who had not invested time nor treasure in its construction, so, those strangers simply moved on seeking another generous community to plunder leaving that once happy community forever changed.

Even today that sad tale serves as a powerful warning: to discriminate between gratefulness and opportunism is prudent to survival and cries for ‘fairness’ are best left to 3-year-olds.


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The Movie That Moved Me

It’s about stones…

If you still have vivid memories of college?

If you believe rules need to be broken, now and then?

If you believe there is a value in every life?

…you will enjoy With Honors (1994).

This movie reinforced my belief that there is value in us all and it is not from our titles and accomplishments that we grow. Who we are and the values we treasure influence how we treat each other.

The character played by Joe Pesci was an endearing fellow.

His wacky view of this world mimicked my own when it came to stones.

I enthusiastically recommend this film!

You’ll laugh and cry and feel good all over!

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