Six Sentence Story: Quarter

Six Sentence Story: Quarter

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Six Sentence Story: Quarter

A Writing prompt by: GirlieOnTheEdge

“Heading to the store, be right back,” were the last words Shay heard from Rio.

It was three months ago to the day, a full quarter of the year, when Rio left on a supply run. 

He had joked about it like they always did; supply runs were pretty routine by then, considering the two of them had been running them every week ever since…

Rio never returned, and despite searching, Shay never found any signs of him or where he may have gone. 

There was no indication that Rio had ever made it to the abandoned, stripped bare grocery store, and Shay had to assume the worst; Rio was probably dead, or worse.

Rio could be one of them now.

This is my contribution to the Six Sentence Story prompt from GirlieOnTheEdge. The word this week was: Quarter.

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31 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story: Quarter

    1. Thank you, Chris. It makes me happy to know that I can elicit such a response from you.

    1. Keep dishing out those prompts and maybe we’ll see who ‘them’ is πŸ˜‰

      Or, maybe I’ll get around to writing up a couple pages at some point.

  1. Good one, Ollie. I always like it when one of the survivors go missing and we’re left with ‘but how?’ and our worst imagination. Extra tension here as we’re left also wondering who exactly are ‘them’ !

    1. Perhaps… But, at the same time, maybe neither of them would have made it, and Shay only survived because they stayed back.
      πŸ˜‰
      Thank you for reading.

    1. In the wise words of the tootsie-pop owl… The world may never know.

      But… You’ll know, eventually, if you hang out and read future updates 😁

  2. So, either a Zombie, or one of those critters from “A Quiet Place.”
    Shay might be hoping now to stay alone…

  3. Oh, that’s good. Keeping us wondering about ‘where’, ‘why’, ‘what’… But still making a very understandable story out of it. Nice one.

    1. Thank you! There really is a big world out there that I’ve barely scratched the surface of.
      Thanks for taking the time to read, and to comment!

    1. Thank you! It is definitely nothing good. Nothing in these stories ever is πŸ˜‚

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