It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday!

Hi everyone and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories. Nice turn out last week! I hope you all can make it again this week. If you know anyone who might enjoy the challenge of a SSS, invite them to join in! The more the merrier 🙂

Hop Rules:
Write 6 sentences. No more. No less.
Use the week’s cue word.
Genre is writer’s choice, as is form – story, poem, prose..whatever your muse feeds you!
Link up via Blue Frog Man below and begin your journey.

CUE WORDHATCH

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
– Henry David Thoreau

 

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Sunday Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hello and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Did you have an enjoyable weekend? I hope so! Way too short aren’t they? 🙂 It being Sunday, it’s time to gear up for another round of Six Sentence Stories. Please join us back here at my place, this Thursday and link up your stories. Rules are the same:

6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Written in any genre.
Use the cue word however it works for you.
Link up on Thursday.
Read, enjoy, have fun!

CUE WORDHATCH

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Not even an Ice Cream Truck. It’s a 6.

Hey! Thank you for stopping in. Thought I’d link up early this week 🙂

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She what?!” The woman’s voice, authoritative yet oddly calm, carried up the stairwell, “Tell her she needs to come out of there right now or she’ll be late”.

The woman’s exasperated husband, already himself late for work for the morning’s high drama and waking up an hour later than normal, was standing at the top of the stairs just outside of the hallway bathroom.

“Unlock the door now Denise, and come out, it’s time to go to school”.

“School” was kindergarten and, even though I loved outside playtime, and driving the really cool ice cream truck around the playground, it was still school.

No amount of coaxing is going to make this 5 year old unlock that bathroom door.

Welcome to the Thursday Six Sentence Story Bloghop!

Welcome everyone to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories. It’s a fun blohop, cool people, excellent writing. I hope you’ll join in this week! Cue word this week is:  WAKE.

Hop rules are as follows:
Write 6 sentences. No more. No less.
Use the week’s cue word.
Genre is writer’s choice, as is form – story, poem, prose..whatever your muse feeds you!
Link up via Blue Frog Man below and begin your journey.

Don’t worry about linking the first day. Take it from me, you’re not late until 11:00 pm US EST next Tuesday! Have fun everyone! I’ll see you on the circuit 🙂

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
—Elmore Leonard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hello everyone! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and this Sunday’s edition of the Six Sentence Story cue word prompt! I follow long standing tradition by posting the cue word for this week’s upcoming Six Sentence Stories tonight, Sunday.

If you have a little free time later this week and want to meet a great bunch of people, stop back here on Thursday. If you have a story, great! Click on the link and post your SSS. Or, you can just swing by for a look see and a read, maybe chat a bit with the writers. If you’re an early bird, stop back this Wednesday night. You can get a head start as the link will go live at 11:00 PM US EST.

Most of you know the rules but for newcomers let’s re-state them:

6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Write in any genre.
Use cue word however it works for you
Link up on Thursday
Read, enjoy, have fun!

CUE WORDWAKE

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD

Holy smokers! I have more time…. for a TToT

Yo people! It’s me, Girlie. It’s Sunday and I’m going to post a Ten Things of Thankful post. That’s right. I may be showing up days after opening day but hey, Josie leaves the door open for any stragglers who still want to join in. Thank you Josie!

Here’s the funny thing. And, a thankful that will show up on this list today. No wait. Am I getting ahead of myself? How shall I explain? Oh, never mind. Let’s start at the beginning. Feeling a bit long winded today. Perhaps, it is autosuggestion from the howling that is going on outside my window 😀

I used to write “morning words” and they were just that. Each and every day. Somewhere along, oh, months ago, I stopped. The practice turned into more or less a “weekend day, maybe both days words”. The reasons are varied. One of the less consequential (or not) reasons is that the file for those words remains on “the original laptop”. The laptop I often refer to as “lapbaby”. Sure, I can transfer everything over to my new laptop but somehow, I feel that a betrayal. And now, today, more than ever, I will not betray lapbaby by even thinking about transferring that file to the “other place”.

I posted a Six Sentence Story today. The link for that hop is still open and, while it opened last Wednesday night for opening day Thursday, I still posted. Better late than never, yeah? Consider my 1st TToT.

A certain thankful supreme today is the illusion of time. Being lost in…incorrect time. Found out only after the fact. So. Time is first, a concept? Or is that more properly, a construct? What is the advantage of knowing the correct time? In the practical world there are valid, useful reasons for knowing the correct time, the time by which everyone in your timezone adheres. But in the, shall we say magical realm, time is what we believe it is and so all else shall follow. Explanation to follow. Consider my 2nd TToT.

Electronics. Vexing at times. Frustrating. I posit that what at first appears as frustration can reveal itself as gift, given the proper frame of mind. I was able to find the path that led from frustration to gift. Consider my 3rd TToT.

Better grab a beverage or snack for this one. Going to be a long one lol
I am surely thankful for my new laptop. As an individual who historically has difficulty letting go of objects of sentimentality, I did not hesitate turning on lapbaby this morning. As I mentioned in my intro, lapbaby is accessed 1x, maybe 2x a weekend. Functionality has been spotty, hence the new ‘top. Yesterday morning, I noticed that lapbaby was showing the incorrect time. And so I made the adjustment. I thought it odd, but hey, no biggie. This morning, as I wrote morning words, I happened to notice that the date was incorrect. It was still showing yesterday’s date. I tried to make the adjustment. I was convinced I was completing the proper steps and yet it kept giving me an error message. I switched to fixing the time. Kinda the same thing. Aha! I told myself that I was being distracted unnecessarily and that it wasn’t important to fix these things right this very moment. I proceeded with the morning. Consider this my 4th TToT.

As I went about my morning, I would glance at the time and see that I must be working quicker than I thought as it was still early. I even prepared breakfast, the one I used to eat during the weekdays once upon a time. It was good. It was healthy. The sun was shining and I thought, alright…I’m going to the gym next! Consider that my 5th TToT (at that moment)

When oatmeal delight was finished, and I’d replied to a couple of texts, I decided to check the time and see how I was doing. Lots to do today and only so many hours in which to do it. Sure. Maybe there’s as much time as we need but for our own self-limitation. But no! I looked down at lapbaby and the time was showing….barely after 8. Damn. I’m cruising today. And I believed that. Consider my TToT #6.

I had decided yesterday, that beside posting a 6, I would also post at Josie’s TToT. I mean. Why not? I seemed to have gotten on a tiny roll-ette this morning so no use stemming that tide. But first, I thought I’d get ready to go to the gym (my next destination) and then before heading out see if I actually had a TToT in me. I gathered my stuff, glanced at the clock on the wall and….you saw this coming right ‘cuz I sure didn’t lol. I looked at the clock and instead of still being a little after 8:00 it was 10:10! I had forgotten that lapbaby’s time had been incorrect and that I had decided not to bother trying to fix it lest I get distracted away from my task, my enjoyment of writing this morning. Consider this TToT #7.

Like a hockey puck slamming into the side of my face, I reeled at the notion that I was happy in the illusion of time that didn’t exist, as I was able to proceed through it, enjoy what I was doing and not stress that I wouldn’t have enough of it. Time that is. What a gift I was given today. Consider TToT #8.

I usually state this in the number 10 spot but today, let’s switch it up a bit.
Consider my #9. I am grateful, I am thankful to wake up today. Why not? The sun returned, there is howling outside my window. I managed to write some words. I got lost in the morning and hey! wouldja look at that. It’s still only 8:20 am 🙂

Consider last, but never least, my TToT #10. The opportunity to venture out into the day regardless of the time, actual or otherwise. To engage, participate, share and be present.

What time is it? What day? Still Time?? Yay!

Hey! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s all of a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, night, Sunday morning and well, I’m trying to figure out how in the world to begin this week’s 6 sentence story. I’ve finally found some words. You would think I’d have an advantage being the one to provide the cue word. Not true. I find myself in the same boat I often find myself in – the boat of no ideas adrift on a sea of words, no port calling my name *sigh*

I’m going to go out on a limb and say “I’m late”! Late to the blog hop I moderate, administrate and otherwise participate. Yet, here it is Sunday, posting my SSS, what? 3 days after the link opened (or is that 4? lol). But that’s the beauty of it! There are at least 5 days available each week to post your 6 Sentence Story. So without further ado….

The harder she tried, the more elusive the task.
The more she persisted, the greater her frustration.
Throwing her hands in the air, as if they were detachable limbs, she re-focused to the task at hand.
She sat, hands poised over the keyboard, smiled to herself.
While she and writer’s block had become great friends, she knew she had a responsibility so she took the first step and cued up a blank page.
Not all that familiar with the man’s writing, surely he was on point when he is quoted as saying “ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation” and so she began “hello, old friend, how have you been?”

 

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