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Left Turn Lucy

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Lucy had always felt like an outsider, even with her own family.  The middle child, her approach to life was so different from that of her two sisters that she sometimes wondered if she was adopted.  Being the only lefty in the family and prone to taking the road less traveled, her sisters jokingly referred to her as "Left Turn Lucy" signifying that she never did the right thing, at least in their eyes.  She had to admit that that her choices more often led to things going wrong than working out as she had planned.

Now Lucy was faced with the choice of her life and wasn't sure which way to go, whether to run off with Luke and follow him on the rodeo circuit where he dreamed of becoming World Champion one day, or take the safe route and settle down with Matthew and the marriage proposal and small town way of life that he had offered her.  For weeks Lucy had wrestled with the tough decision and she knew the time had come to choose a direction, she reached down for her bag and headed out the door.
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I'm linking up with Ivy Walker at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "left"


Come and read more Six Sentence Stories, and share one of your own!

12 comments:

  1. Wow! So much packed into just six sentences.

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    1. Enough to get a feel for her life to date, hopefully. :-)

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  2. A whole life in those sentences, i hope this left turn leads to a beautiful road less traveled.

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    1. I hope so too Mimi, much could go wrong, but it could also be the stuff of dreams!

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  3. I just hope she's happy and safe.

    Great write.

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    1. Amen to that Gail, she's apparently going to take the risk. Risk is ok, as long as it doesn't turn dangerous, or starving.

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  4. Great story! Love the nick name! Cool take on left...hey...i also love the new design...very cool that the leaves stay as the site moves!!!

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  5. I am hoping she is going to be adventurous after all and see the world.

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    1. I agree Old Egg, I think if she settles for being safe at home, she will always wonder about the road not taken. I'm betting, due to her nature and past history, that her heart lies with Luke.

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  6. (for reasons unknown, the song 'Eleanor Rigby' popped into my head as I read… nicely told story)

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    1. That made me smile, Clark, a familiar song from days now past. I'm glad you liked the story.

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