I haven’t written a Six Sentence Story for a while. I wanted to this week as the host, Zoe, at Unchartered, Recording Life Under the Radar, has given her final prompt word, crane. A regular contributor, Girlie On the Edge, will be taking over the prompting, but I want to thank Zoe for the time she has put in. Her prompts have gotten a couple of serial stories out of me and a couple of recurring characters. To send Zoe off, perhaps in poor taste, here once again are Earnest Biggs and Marge Small.
Outside the department store fitting-room, balanced like a crane, left pant leg dragging dangerously near her one right foot, Ilene Higginbottom was hopping mad, squawking loudly that she’d lost her leg.
“Oh, yes”, said Earnest, trying to help, “I heard, the accident at the mill…”
“No, I’ve lost my prosthetic leg, it’s disappeared while I was trying on pants; I set it down and now I can’t find it.”
Just then an apologetic sales clerk appeared and presented the leg to Ilene Higginbottom, explaining that she had taken it from the fitting room thinking it was meant for a sock display.
“You’re telling me you met Ilene Higginbottom, the woman who is suing the mill where she worked for the loss of her leg?” Marge asked when Earnest shared the story with her that evening. “I’ve been following that case; you know, she may not have a leg to stand on if it goes to court.”