Six Sentence Story: Draw

Six Sentence Stories

He would sit on the sidewalk with his sketchpad and sharpened pencils, his fingers moving swiftly and what emerged forced every passerby to stop and admire. Mountains and meadows, horses and deer, with the most beautiful of sunsets, all an incongruous but artistic mixture of lines and shading.

It was late into the night when footsteps dwindled, that he’d pack up his drawing materials, reach for his white cane and quietly slip away into the darkness, returning once again at sunrise, stowing away his cane from prying eyes.

With his illness came blindness and he spent several bitter months bemoaning his loss, his self-pity coming to an end when he started drawing on the walls in his orphanage room as a way of unleashing his anger, and Mrs. Harrison, instead of reprimanding him, recognized his talent, got him his first sketch set and coaxed him into putting pencil to paper.

He finally relented and surprised even himself, picturing all that he had witnessed when he’d taken his sense of sight for granted, and feeling it magically appear on paper. Now, years later, after he’d left the orphanage behind and Mrs. Harrison had passed away, he got satisfaction from exclaims of wonder, and he wanted to leave it at that, he didn’t want people feeling sorry for him, he simply wanted them to enjoy his drawings, as Mrs. Harrison had.

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14 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Draw

  1. ivywalker says:

    WHAT A TWIST! Really cool story…generates so many questions that i want answered!

  2. This was a wonderful story! It speaks to all the things we don’t know about people we encounter, and the burdens they bear. Mrs. Harrison made all the difference in his young life, things could have gone so much differently had she not encouraged him. He found a way to not only cope with his own situation, but to bring joy to others. I want to believe this story is true!

    • swritings says:

      Thank you! You’ve interpreted it really wonderfully! That’s so true about people who carry burdens the people around are unaware of…everyone needs a Mrs Harrison to encourage them along the way! Thank you for reading!😊

  3. mandibelle16 says:

    Beautiful story. What a wonderful thing to have such talent you can draw blind.

  4. oldegg says:

    Now that would be hard, sculpture perhaps but drawing very difficult indeed. I must see what happens if I try drawing with my eyes closed!

    • swritings says:

      Give it a shot! I once read an article about a blind man who could paint/draw, his hands differentiating the textures… the talent in some people never ceases to amaze! Thanks for reading! ☺

  5. any1mark66 says:

    Nice, ability to be gifted in sight when the sight is gone.

  6. valj2750 says:

    Clear and beautifully written. You managed to include present, past and future, as well as emotion and inner layers all in this story.

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