Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Why do we do the things we do? Why? Now, let’s ask that question of our characters. What is their motivation? What compels them? Do their actions fully define who they are? Will their actions have an effect on others? And what about our poetry? I believe there are way many more poets who have yet to write a Six Sentence Story poem. Back in the day, writing on pads, I abhorred the idea of letting anyone read my words of poetry. What if they laughed! Thought my words sucked?! Fear. It’s insidious. Let’s not feed the monster. Each week, I extend an invitation to contribute precisely 6 sentences of fiction, fantasy, poetry… our creative selves, to this growing community of writers. If we do not write, we cannot improve. If we are already good, then why not share? Let us not waste another day. Write some words. Put them in 6 sentences and let’s see whatcha got.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDTHEORY

Even when passages seemed to come easily, as though I were copying from a folio held open by smiling angels, the manuscript revealed the usual signs of struggle—bloodstains, teethmarks, gashes, and burns.” – Annie Dillard

Friends for Life. It’s a 6.

Crammed into the shiny red Mini-Cooper like a circus load of rodeo clowns, the friends set out on the road, “it’s summer, we graduated high school, watch out world, here we come!“. Brown hair driving, blond blowing out open passenger side window, sunglasses singing from the back, freedom came on 4 wheels.

Music and laughter carried them down the tree lined dust dirt road, pull off almost missed, a detour down rutted grass covered trail, destination just begun. Splashing into a clearing, red metal box pulled up to sea salted cottage sitting atop a ridge; there from tiny rooms with a gargantuan view of endless blue, adulthood would begin.

Days of clamming, heels dug deep in the chilled muck of low tide, tanning legs walking the shoreline, they wandered in retrospective anticipation, paths soon to diverge. Life was good, all was possible, future before them… flags unfurling from youth waved wildly in their dreams.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Time. Perception. Reality. Concept/Construct. Maya. (Just another Wednesday afternoon at the office, lol.) Outside my office window at this, my lunch hour? Cloudless sky, 2 hawks gliding and circling the blue, high above parking lot and street. It is 58℉. A beautiful day for this week’s opening night at the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Know this: when you click on the Inlinkz button inviting you to join the fun, you enter a timeless space. A space populated by creative writing in 6 and only 6 sentences. Writers offering poetry to give you pause, cause you to weep, to laugh out loud. Otherwise, move you. Or perhaps you’ll find another installment of several serial stories some of our regular writers have been working. A most certain source of inspiration. Oh and let’s not forget diverse stories of espionage, intrigue and fantasy. Endless entertainment. Do come by.

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 WORDRODEO

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.” – Enid Bagnold

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
I’m excited! Six Sentence Stories is slowly making it’s way outward. How do I know this? New faces and names, participation. A huge welcome to everyone past, present, future! Today’s post offers up the prompt/cue word to use in your next Six Sentence story, poem, musing, soc, latest scene from a work in progress… Some writers write a 6 this very day, while others let words simmer and serve up their 6 a bit later. No matter when you write your Six Sentence Story, the invitation is open to return here, to the “Edge, this Wednesday evening and link your URL. As indicated below, the link will stay live until late Saturday night (for all you party people😁) Enjoy your week, stay safe, be healthy. And write.  

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD: RODEO

There’s no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive – in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.” – Edward Zwick

Mr. Right. It’s a 6.

Following is a continuation of my SSS from 2 weeks ago, “Walk On”.

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Tap, tap, tapping”… he found the resonating echo from the up/down motion of the tiny leather sole upon grimy cobblestone particularly irritating this morning, not entirely for the wearer of the shoe but rather, for the circumstances that summoned him to Whitechapel this foggy morning.

Pardon ma’am, er, Sister… did I hear you correctly? You are, what word did you use… demanding, I release the body to you? (how he wished she’d stay an observer, he didn’t take kindly to anyone getting in his face, not even a member of the clergy or whatever they call nuns these days). Emphasizing his last 2 syllables, Chief Inspector Winston Wendall Wentworth, III failed miserably to keep sarcasm from dripping copiously from the corners of his mustachioed upper lip, yet recovered sufficiently by losing the subtle sneer to his voice. “I’m afraid you’re going to have to provide me a lot more information before your request is considered, not withstanding, there will be a brief investigation surrounding the events leading to this horrific scene and the loss of your friend’s life.”

Peering down at the nun, Wendall Winston Wentworth, III had a sense this woman was not simply looking up and at him, rather she was gazing into his eyes intently through a prism he dare describe as celestial; the feeling that behind that prism lay a kaleidoscope of mystery not entirely of this realm.

Sister Mary Ephraim, though short in physical stature, towered above most when it came to persistence and achieving her goals; this matter was no less different than raising money for the orphanage or feeding the neighborhood poor, she came for her sister; she would leave with her one way or other.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Sitting down to write this post, I brought with me a delightfully large Honeycrisp apple; using a long serrated knife, I sliced it, allowing it to tumble into my favorite bowl. Piercing each slice with the tip of the spear knife and bringing the apple to my mouth, I laughed as my mind went to half remembered movie images of wild and raucous meals at some grand manner in Elizabethan England, drunken men wielding knives as forks. My point? Took me down Google Lane where I learned about Tudor dining, utensils and the origins of “chairman of the board”, “bed and board” and “board games”.  The internet. Playground, university, social club. Community. As life pre-pandemic recedes into the shadows of stage left, the internet and it’s community remains a constant. This virtual world. Where those of us accustomed to the real world (in a way our youth will never have opportunity to fully know), meet to share our creative and artistic selves. Once upon a time, meeting in galleries and coffee shops, bookstores and street corners, we have evolved – meeting anywhere, any time on the open prairie of the internet. Creative self expression. It’s what helps us retain sanity. It’s what helps grow us. Keeps us human. 6 sentences. Link them here, tonight through Saturday late, and join us for 3+ days of community and creativity.

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 WORDKALEIDOSCOPE

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. Somerset Maugham

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Greetings from icicle land. But no worries. Spring is a mere 34 days away with Daylight Savings only 28 days away. Anticipation. Good thing/bad thing. All about perspective. Speaking of anticipation! We have another edition of Six Sentence Stories due out this coming Thursday. Check in Wednesday night for the link and hold on to your devices.
We be rolling in the deep. Be there. Bring it. Rewards linger in the most unlikely places.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDKALEIDOSCOPE

Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Poppa. It’s a 6.

May I suggest clicking “Play” on vid below prior to reading, for enhanced reading pleasure…  

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Poppa laid his favorite book down, his weary head upon the pillow, (boy said) “Doc’s orders, ya got to do this Pop, ya know he’s the best in Amarillo.”

Orders for what he thought without remorse, it was his life to live, his to not, a simple matter of course.

Family and friends had come to visit, stopping in they’d say “been so long since we saw you last, thought it high time we came by for the day.”

She had never failed to hear him, never failed to stand beside him, marriage sealed in friendship, they saw each other through thick and thin. 

Plowshare to his coulter, would be her to see him through, cutting a final furrow in earth’s diminishing field, the last thing to do.

Poppa’s head lay still upon the pillow, book marked, set carefully aside; lying there beside him, she held his hand and cried.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
How do we define our life? What do we identify as significant markers as we move through it? What defines us? Yes, a bit introspective today, yet I can say unequivocally, writing is part of what defines me. All who show up at the ‘Edge each week to link words penned by their characters and muses and life events, all lay claim to writing as one of those “markers’. Please join us this week for the telling of tales in 6 and precisely 6 sentences and leave your mark for perpetuity, here in the halls of Six Sentence Stories.

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 WORD PLOW

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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I can’t write five words but that I change seven. – Dorothy Parker

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
As I greedily filled my 15 0z mug for the 2nd time with the morning go-go juice, I lamented no one had yet invented the “Bottomless Mug”. I drink 2 coffees in the morning. No food. Coffee (who said it wasn’t “food”). And so, when the taste is perfect, I dream of my mug automatically replenishing itself to full capacity until I say stop.
(No. Not the same as making a little extra and pouring a 3rd. Trust me 😆) Speaking of bottomless and trusting – here, every week I guarantee you a selection of the most fabulous creative writing on the web. In a mere 6 sentences (that’s correct, only 6), you will read tales of fiction, semi-autobiography, postulations and poetry from folks who, well, who know what makes good writing which.. makes for a good time. So what say? Hang with the cool crowd this week?

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDPLOW

I think horror, when done well, is one of the most direct and honest ways to get to the core of the human experience because terror reduces all of us to our most authentic forms.”
 Alistair Cross