Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
It is time once again to write another Six Sentence Story. As writers, we share many of the same motivations for doing so. We look for and participate in different writing challenges and blog hops, all in an effort to: better our writing skills, promote our work, receive helpful feedback, meet other people. To share our creative selves. I’ve often referred to this aspect – sharing in “our creative selves”  and I’m humbled to be able to host an outlet for writers to do just that. Whatever your motivation, please join all of us in writing, linking, sharing a Six Sentence Story. We’d love to meet you. We’d love to read you. We’re here, in a little corner of the ‘sphere, where the door is always open.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDREMNANT

I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Red Skies at Night. It’s a 6.

Episode 6 of a serial story begun a few Sixes back. Care for a recap? Begin with Episode 1 and I’ll meet you back here

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Even before I fully comprehended what the toe of my boot had caught on, the hairs on the back of my neck were straining skyward.

The once iridescent opal colored dress she’d worn the night before was splattered with blood and the brackish brown of tannins stirred up by boats navigating the Hudson (would be Jackson Pollock haute couture, if he’d been a fashion designer). A single .45 caliber bullet hole through the center of a once smooth, milky white forehead – she probably never knew what hit her; I felt sad.

As the last of the sun’s light swapped out for a softly luminous quarter moon high above what was now the 2nd crime scene I’d come across in the last 24 hours, I realized maybe taking a walk on the riverfront to clear my head after the blowout with Jimmy wasn’t such a good idea. Or was it – maybe this was fate stepping in, giving me a heads up. But heads up to what??

Hudson River Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
I’d written something last night for this spot and decided naah. See, more often than not, I seem to have settled into a comfortable routine of writing this link post on Wednesday afternoons, at lunch, gazing out my office window at work. Habits. We’ve good ones, bad ones, and one or two habits I’m sure we can’t even remember why we have them, lol. Writing falls under the “good ones”. Six Sentence Stories is here, present day, to keep us writing. On a regular basis. Because sometimes we simply need an external aid to keep us from wandering and yes, even procrastinating. So why not write a 6 sentence story this week? You have a venue, a built in audience, a network of other writers with whom to engage and perhaps most importantly, an opportunity to express yourself. 6 is the number, GirlieOnTheEdge is the place. Bring it. We’re here 🙂

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDQUARTER

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” ― Brenda Ueland

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Are we ready to go again? I feel silly asking the question! We’re writers with stories to tell, poetry to show, fantastical, dramatic and incredible adventures streaming from our imaginations…. We participate in Six Sentence Stories to share our creative selves, to practice our craft and in the process meet some pretty awesome writers. Sure, it’s a risk. For those of us working on our writing chops, it’s a risk of feeling less than or like we’ll never improve our skills, a mountain too high. Yet, the beauty of this writing challenge is the opportunity to learn from others, from those writers who continue on the path to being a better writer. The diversity of writing shared here each week runs the gamut which is pretty cool because it provides something for everyone. Entertainment, example, feedback, connection to like minded persons. We are here because we enjoy writing. And that makes me smile. So what do you think? Come back to the “Edge” on Wednesday night through Saturday late night? Hang with us?

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDQUARTER

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.” ― Hugh MacLeod

Light Transport. It’s a 6.

With David Byrne riding shotgun, I was indeed behind the wheel of a large automobile. Eat your heart out Doc Brown, won’t be needing 1.21 gigawatts in this baby, she’s powered by something not so quantifiable.

Life had recently made beaucoup left turns – career taking a dive off La Quebrada, promptly swept out to sea in a wave of finality, favorite hoodie swiped from my locker at the gym, current l’amour de ma vie announcing he got a job promotion taking him out of the country and “no, I’d rather you not come with me”.  Friends would tell me “meditate! take yoga! do tai chi!” and I was almost convinced one of those activities might be the one to help me navigate the craters currently appearing in life’s highway, almost. A good night’s sleep is probably what I needed even though I counted myself among those who proclaimed sleep was overrated while they filled their coffee mugs 5 too many times in a day but after last night, call me converted because it was the deepest, most comfortable and restful sleep I’d ever experienced with dreams so vivid I would swear they were real!

Making the right turn off of Pt. Judith Road onto the Galilee Escape Road, a deserted 2 lane, 2 mile strip of blacktop ending at the coastline and Galilee Salt Pond Harbor, I open the car windows, the rush of salt air quickly cleansing me of uncertainty, it’s summer warmth welcome embrace as I feel a presence beside me, within in me, all around me, of something wondrous and magical and…

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
It is the 6th month and, as in the 11 other months of the year on a weekly basis, the internet will be populated by stories and poetry and scenes, memoire and “soc”, all in response to the challenge that is Six Sentence Stories! With participating writers from around the world, it is a global response. If you’d like to be part of this initiative, this creative movement, write a piece of flash fiction or fantasy, compose a poem or share a scene from your latest project or serial story in no more, and no less than 6 sentences, and link the URL to your 6 sentence creation. Let’s start globe hopping!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDPRESENCE

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Every man’s memory is his private literature.” – Aldous Huxley

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
How about another “P” word? Yes? Alright! Let’s give a shout out to the Atomic Mage for his suggestion 😀 So. Stepping out. Of our normal environs. Of our daily routines. Intentional or not. It’s about disruption. Can be a positive thing. Can jar us back to the moment if we have the (insert prompt word) to notice. Let’s face it. There are occasions when we need to engage in a little disruption to routine to remind us of the point of now, this day. And if that provides insight, creative drive, energy – seize upon it. And in so doing, a story comes to mind, or a poem or a stream of consciousness (“soc”) piece? Frame it within 6 and only 6 sentences and share it. With us. At Six Sentence Stories, this coming Thursday evening (Wednesday evening if your time zone puts you in the future). Until then, enjoy each day. Be well. Create.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDPRESENCE

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.”
C. S. Lewis

Workin’ for the Weekend. It’s a 6.

What do you guys think? Up for Part 4?!

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“How the hell you let some broad steal my money boy, goddamn it!”

The red of the dusk-burned skyline was no match for the shade of crimson spreading across Jimmy Muldoon’s face like wildfire…

Forgetting who I was talking to and a fire of my own igniting… “she drugged me, slipped something into my drink – c’mon Jimmy, don’t you think I’d remember a trip to Atlantic City, hanging out in a suite at the Claridge Hotel and waking up to find a dead man as party favor?! Something else is goin’ on Jimmy, I can feel it in my bones – the dead guy wasn’t shot, he had a damn knife stickin’ out of his chest for god’s sake, I mean, this chick could have shot him, but knife him? She don’t know me from jack, so how’d she know I’d made the Friday night dock run – no, she was nothing more than front end of a set up ‘cuz no way in hell a powerful boss like Sid Solemi is sending his girlfriend to pull a penny ante heist, no way boss, I think this has something to do with you.”

“That’s enough outta you, boy, I’ll find out what Sid’ is up to; in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for Miss Klepto – you spot her, come tell me pronto and one of the boys’ll fetch her for a talk with your’s truly.”

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Lessons. Source? All around us. Opportunity? Pretty much in everything we do/experience. And so it is with our writing, non? In the spirit of full disclosure, I just deleted a bunch of blah, blah, blah sentences because frankly, I’m a bit distracted. Got poked in the eye at work this morning by a member of the aloe family. (a rather prickly experience, lol). Yet out of the unpleasantness, out of the disruption of my day I was able to find lesson and opportunity. And that reminded me that our characters and storylines can provide the same for us. How often does one of our characters decide midstory, “oh no, I’m not living there, that’s not where I live!” or “yes, I’m sorry but I am guilty of the charge” and so we face a storyline change. And not always happy about it. Yet, isn’t that where opportunities lie, and potential lessons live? And isn’t that one of the things that makes writing so enjoyable – it’s unpredictability? 6 sentences. That’s all you need. Beginning here tonight, at the Six Sentence Stories link up. Read you soon 🙂

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDPOWERFUL

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on until I am.” Jane Austen https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
In Sunday’s word prompt post of May 2nd, I entertained suggestions for future word prompts. To our delight, 3 writers:  Susan, Chris and Paula, provided 3 excellent words. This week’s word is the 3rd and final suggestion, courtesy of Paula. Taking a cue from the word (no pun intended, lol), let’s consider the concept of “letting go.” Sometimes it’s in our best interest. As writers, this is easier said than done. Yet, the “experts” have shown us when all the words are written, when the story appears complete, it very well may not be. Until we go back and read it yet again. “Oh, that’s just the edit phase“. True statement. Yet, how often returning to a draft do we realize that perhaps a character isn’t needed? Maybe we thought we knew the story but a secondary character insists otherwise? That’s some pretty (insert prompt word here) stuff! The challenge for us is the ability to let go of a scene, or a setting or, yes… even a character. “Extinguish them before they have a chance at life or kill them for the sake of the story“?! Perhaps. But in the end, if we make those difficult cuts, we invariably have the story that was meant to be. Enjoy your week everyone. Write as much as you are able, enjoy it and come back this Thursday to share a Six Sentence Story.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDPOWERFUL

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.” – Aldous Huxley