One Sentence Story #2

As the sun awoke, fighting off the darkness, so did she.


I posted my first “One Sentence Story” last week and really loved it. I love my little Six Word Stories but one sentence stories give me more freedom. It’s a lot of fun to be able to play around with the words a little more. I also got a good response from everyone so I was happy about that.

As you guys may or may not know depending on how long you have been reading my posts, I suffer from clinical depression. I was diagnosed by a professional a few years ago. Depression can often be a silent killer since the symptoms are not always obvious to other people. Many people tell me I don’t seem like I have it since I seem like such an upbeat and perky person. But the truth it, that’s because I have been working on managing my symptoms for years now. And most people don’t see me on my bad days. This OSS is just a reminder that everyday is a new beginning and there is always hope.

For the eagle eyes Lifesfinewhiners, you may recognise this image from an earlier blog post. It was taken from the apartment I lived in when I was staying in Canada. Canada truly had some amazing sunrises.

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85 thoughts on “One Sentence Story #2

  1. Depression is one of the major scourges of our modern world and is usually treatable through exercise, diet and the help of medication for a while until under control. I’m sorry you have that to contend with.

    1. Yes, I think therapy, lifestyle changes and diet have helped me a lot. I don’t need medication at the moment but I’m open to it if I ever feel like I need it.

  2. Your writing is so inspiring, I am sure it helps with this. I know is not an easy thing for all to talk about either so props to you for that. Will have to think up a one sentence story myself 🙂

  3. I missed the first one. These are great little exercises! Here is mine…

    The comfort I should have felt when you slipped your hand into mine was actually terror, because I know your are dead.

    1. The surprise discomfort leading to a terrible realization makes a fine story out of a sentence. I like how you made the complexity connections with “when” and “because.”

  4. On the first sunny day after the giant crane fell into traffic, when the electric traffic sign again said “walk,” we, carefully venturing out, walking across the street into honking, dodging the cars that were trapped in the intersections at the change of light, both of us, swirling about a hot dog stand line, pushing our way where pedestrian streams flowed to venture our way towards the park, passing a famous building with trees on every terrace, facing buses with their unloading commotions, their boarding confused hordes looking for cards and change, dodging all these distractions, still, I had listened mostly to the music of her chatter while she looked at new fashions in the store windows, because I loved the sound of her voice that comforted me as I laughed in joy, loved the sound of her song turning tender, her hand brushing my cheek and touching my lips as we collided with a passerby who called us idiots, but we are not fools to be in love, flowing and in tune with a romantic moment, and when I kissed her hand we crashed into a hot dog stand, but I asked for two hot dogs with sauerkraut to go with a perfect day.
        — Adaptation from one of my poems into sentence form.

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  6. This is so powerful. I struggle with depression too so I understand. I always love the power of words and how long volumes of words can mean as much as small sentences. How long does it take to make these? Are they fun?

    1. You’ve almost done it already. I’m slow, but maybe you can be quick. As you say:

      Just loving the power of words, long volumes of words, stretches the funny times when a long, elaborated sentence can be composed out of thin air like a long giggle that relieves depression.

      Short: Loving words stretch the time. Such words as when, where, although, because, after, if, who, that can make a short sentence long or substitute for several short ones.

      I suppose short sentences are like notes of emotion and long ones are like a symphony with each instrument a phrase, and they all subordinate themselves to the conductor who is the writer.

    2. Thank you and yes sometimes a small sentence is just as powerful as a chapter. It usually takes me about half an hour to come up with one and yes I very much enjoy writing short sentence stories.

  7. I think I too suffer from depression, although I’ve never got myself checked out by a professional. Is there a phrase like hidden depression? I think I suffer from that. It’s not very obvious, but I know it is there. Actually I think the majority of immigrants suffer from some degree of depression. Wish you take good care of yourself. You have charmed me for so long that I just can’t imagine you not being a happy person. That’s why depression is such a silent illness. So many things in life are hidden in plain sight.

    1. Yes most depression is “hidden depression.” I think the term for it is high functioning depression where you function properly but the depression is at the back of your mind. I think many immigrants suffer from different mental health problems but are often reluctant to accept it. Thank you so much and yes I absolutely agree.

      1. Usually immigrants would turn to some kind of obsession to deal with depression. LOL. Also probably torturing family members psychologically is another way of giving relief to personal issues, which can cause dire consequences. I’ve tried to stay away from the bitter fights among these relationships, but on the whole I guess this is the burden we have to carry…

  8. I like to hear about you and what you do with your life. You seem to be venturing out more and getting out of your comfort zones, which is a big step. Writing helps me deal with everything that goes on in life. Very proud of you and your stories are fun to read.

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