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Somewhere In Between


Most who knew her, or at least thought they did, believed her to be a gentle soul, both caring and kind.  Yet she would have been the first to admit that she possessed another much darker side.  A long time ago a knife had cut her heart too deeply, leaving her with a somewhat distorted sense of right and wrong.  Now she smiled by day and played the role of Good Samaritan brilliantly, but by night she took the law into her own hands, exacting grizzly revenge upon those whom she decided were most deserving of being dispatched.  So which then was she really, saint or sinner?  In all probability, the truth lies somewhere in between.

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I'm linking up with Ivy Walker at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "LIE"
Come and read more Six Sentence Stories, and share one of your own!

30 comments:

  1. A nice dilemma delivered in such a few words!

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    1. Thank you Mimi, just a thought to ponder a bit.

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  2. OOoooh I like it! And NICE use of the prompt.

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    1. Thanks,Lizzi! I wanted to go a different route with lie/lies. :-)

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  3. very cool... wow that took a twist huh????

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    1. Hehehe, yes it did, Ivy. Sometimes "good girls" are not all they appear to be. But I'm not sure that's all bad.

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  4. and….and! and engaging (or do I mean, enticing?) question to take the story off the page into our respective worlds

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    1. Exactly, Clark! Making it personal in a way. I think it is possible that we all have dual natures to some degree.

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  5. Can we ever be sure of anyone? :D
    It's amazing the power you packed in those 6 sentences. Really well done.

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    1. That's so true, and part of my message with this. People most often have far more depth that we recognize on the surface, some light and some dark. For some people that goes very dark indeed! Thanks!

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    1. Great analogy Dianne. I think in her convoluted way of thinking she believes that by killing people she perceives as "bad guys" she is working for the good. But that's some really dangerous territory, who can say for sure who deserves to die. Then again, maybe I do know one or two I might be tempted to put on that list!! ;-)

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  7. If we are honest that is all of us although we don't necessarily abide by the clock.

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    1. I absolutely agree, Old Egg. We all have that other side that we keep hidden for the most part, the side we aren't always so proud of.

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  8. Ooh I like this one! And the photo goes so well - creeeepy! I like that sort of Batman-ish sense of vigilante justice in here.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! In her mind I am certain she believes that she is doing the right thing. These kind of situations sometimes play out in real life too.

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  9. I love it! I have written about someone just like her. We will have to compare notes someday :)

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    1. Ooh! I'd love to read what you've written! The struggle with our dual nature is what makes us stronger over all I think!

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  10. Wonderful job with your six sentences!

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    1. Thank Linda, this was a fun one to write!

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  11. The picture sets the tone wonderfully for this dark story. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I was looking for a somewhat hidden image, and this fit the bill. Glad you liked the story! :-)

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  12. I think your story followed by additional chapters would cause me to have nightmares. She sounds a bit scary. You did a great job of setting the stage for this mystery.

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    1. Thank you Pat! I agree, there are many stories that could be spun from both sides of her life as they intertwine. Hmmm, that might make for a fun short story series!

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    1. Thanks! It's gratifying when people get what you were attempting to convey. Six sentences doesn't provide much room to work with!

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  14. Good story! It's true there is more than one side to most of us. Hopefully, the dark side is lighter than in your story. :)

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    1. Thank you Patricia! Hopefully most of us a achieve a better sense of balance than she has. While we might like to exact some revenge now and then, and even fantasize about it, it's best we keep that for our writing, and exercise compassion and forgiveness in our real lives, revenge never seems to end well.

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  15. Oh nicely done!! Sounds like a good start to a great comic book character! :)
    And it's true, I think we all have both darkness and light inside; it's what we choose to show and act upon that determines who we are.

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  16. Good story and leaves one hanging there trying to sort out the dilemma, it certainly hooks you in ... bravo! Bastet

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