Six-Word Stories

Six-Word Stories:  The idea is to follow a writing prompt and tell your story in six words, no more, no fewer.  Two Heartstrings moms were kind enough to share their stories with us.  We were amazed by how powerful six words can be.  Thank you to Alexis Ford and Amy McKinney for opening up and sharing their journeys.  If you're interested, please share your stories with us!  Email them to Annie at anniev@heartstringssupport.org.

Alexis Ford:

1. A story about your loved one

   Through darkness you are my light

 

2. A story about the death

    Tiny miracle gone away too soon

 

3. A story about you before he/she died

    Carefree and naïve, never counting days

 

4. A story about you after he/she died

    Crippled by everything, can't stand up

 

5. A story about a good memory

   Holding a positive pregnancy test, priceless

 

6. A story about something that makes you mad

    Losing the constant battle for equality

 

7. A story about what gives you anxiety

    The doctor comes in with results

 

8. A story about something that gives you hope

    Rainbow baby filled my heart again

 

9. A story about how you feel about death

   How can I let her go?

 

10. A story about your loved ones best quality

     You made me feel important, thanks.

 

11. Something you wish people knew about your grief

     Grief has no agenda, look up.

 

 

Amy McKinney:

1. A story about your loved one(s).
"Came together; left together; always here." you Emma&Josh!

2. A story about the death.
"Short, but not sweet; very bitter."

3. A story about yourself before the death.
"Happy and naive; blissful and ignorant."

4. A story about yourself after the death.
"Broken and bruised; stronger, but harder."

5. A story about a good memory.
"Twinkle lights; warm cuddles; orange rolls."

6. A story about something that makes you mad.
"Some addictions are bad choices made."

7. A story about something that gives you anxiety.
"Past cannot change; future is unknown."

8. A story about something that gives you hope.
"One, Two, Three, Four - maybe more?"

9. A story about how you feel about death.
"It finds us all in time."

10. A story about a loved ones best quality.
"Smile, ear to ear; laughter heals."
Bubby!

11. Something you wish people knew about your grief.
"Life goes on; grieving never ceases."