Six Sentence Story: Resolve

When he’d agreed to work for the secret government agency he was a young scientist eager to please and proud to be selected, but with age came maturity and the seriousness of his work took over.

He’d doubted what they’d asked him to create, but now, years later, he held that vial firmly in his hands, the greenish liquid swirling with his every step towards the exit, his palms wet, heartΒ pounding.

He drove to the woods and walked far into the forest reaching the flowing stream, where he carefully unscrewed the cover and stood there breathing heavily for a few seconds, watching the water cleave its way downwards, then gently tipped the vial over.

The green liquid churned with the gurgling water and Samuel watched as the elixir to immortality was lost forever.

The paperwork destroyed, his hard disk wiped clean, he took a deep breath and walked slowly away. There was no hurry, he couldn’t go back and they’d already be at his apartment, but he knew he’d made the right decision, for the power of what he’d created was just too significant to beΒ given in the hands of those who’d use it as a weapon.

Written for Six Sentence Stories, the cue for this week is CLEAVE

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23 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Resolve

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Fascinating story. I really do think he did the right thing.

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  3. oldegg says:

    All those creatures in the stream will be surprised but it might get a bit crowded in there!

  4. lrconsiderer says:

    Now THIS was a cool take on the prompt, and I really like the moral behind the story πŸ™‚

  5. Paul Brads says:

    I like the take on this…this cue is a great one, many meanings!

  6. dyannedillon says:

    Wow, this is great! I got a knot in my stomach, thinking about his apartment already being searched and wondering what would become of him!

  7. Ooh, interesting. Elixir to immortality in the wrong hands? Bad idea. Love the choice he made. And if that stuff works…well then Mother Nature is in for a great surprise!

  8. what an excellent story! (not just plot, but creating a whole story with only six sentences)
    nice!

    • swritings says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I’m so glad you liked the story! Yes, it does take a little getting used to, writing a story in six sentences, and sometimes you wonder if your lengthy sentences might be a bit too much! πŸ™‚ … Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

  9. This is absolutely wonderful!!

  10. luckyjc007 says:

    Really great story! Thankfully, he did the right thing. He knew they would be at his apartment and after him, so I hope he had an exit plan ready!

  11. A very, very good story that held my attention and eagerly waiting to find out what the vial contained. I loved that it wasn’t poison, but rather a potion that could far more havoc in the world than one could even fathom when it fell into the wrong hands. Great writing!!

    • swritings says:

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I’m glad you got so much out of the story. Yes, his conscience made him do the right thing! Thanks again for reading! So glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

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