Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday Six Sentence Stories: Justine Graykin
I received two six sentence stories from author Justine Graykin. Check these out!
The election was over, and there was nothing left to do but face it. Harriet had lost every office she had run for by an embarrassing margin. She couldn’t understand why the voters had rejected her. She studied the RSAs and statutes, and went to every meeting, pointing out in great detail where the Selectmen and Municipal Budget Committee had gone wrong, what laws they were violating, and what they should be doing instead. She had demonstrated her qualifications, showing them how much she knew and how much better she would do the job than they did, and still she lost the election. Harriet would never understand people.
It wasn’t the apple, you see, but the worm; when it fell on the head of Sir Isaac Newton, he picked up the apple and cut it open, finding, to his disgust, the worm inside. In a rather sour, discouraged mood, he contemplated the worm, thinking, Man is no better than this wretched creature, bound to the Earth, an unthinking slave to its laws! But, he reasoned, that worm would partake of the apple, even as Eve did, and thus fortified, grow wings and escape the pull of the Earth. If a worm could do that, why not a man? If a Greek could calculate the circumference of the Earth using sticks and shadows, could not he, a modern Man, calculate the laws of its motions? And with that, Sir Isaac went home, freshly inspired, to work on his formulae.
Justine writes "Humor is the best anti-gravity device." A magnificent sentiment. Her website can be found at: www.justinegraykin.com