There was a deadline; there was always a deadline, and frantically, he’d been sitting there for hours each day for the last 77 days with nothing to show for it.

Sleepless, harried, exhausted, he was close to giving UP.

All he needed was the last line; what was so daunting about ending this score?

He had the first two, it’s delightful, it’s delicious, but what’s next?

Just then his friend Monty Woolley chimed in, “it’s delovely.”

It didn’t matter that delovely wasn’t a word, it worked!


Each week, the lovely and talented Ivy Walker hosts a link-up challenging writers to spin a tale in six sentences – no more, no less. Click on the link right here to find out more and link your own post. While you’re there, click on the blue frog button to find more stories from some wonderful storytellers.

This week’s prompt was score.