Qu’est-ce que vous avez dit? It’s a 6.

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negativity perched like a majestic winged beast waiting for carrion to fall from the day.

nay, I will not succumb to the deceit, will not indulge in the temptation of an emotional swan dive into the abyss, it beckons so slyly!

the day dawned like each one before, alarm clock screaming, snoozed reflexively, a stand in for additional slumber?

I laugh at the absurdity of the thought as I sip; caffeine caressing seductively, mind then body cedes control, finding release.

hesitantly at first, keys begin to tap, taking command, words reluctantly acquiesce, sentences begin to form, their union a hopeful climax.

and I’m reminded, there need only be 6.

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Six Sentence Stories. Flexibility, imagination, sense of literary adventure. Describe you? Well then, you’ve come to the “write” place 🙂 Every week I host a blog hop that makes the challenge: write a story, a poem, share an excerpt from current w-i-p and link up here, at the ‘Edge on Thursday. Seems simple  enough, yeah? Check it out for your own self! You’ll find an eclectic group of writers and writings linking up each week so why not stop by, bring a 6 pack, and join the party 😀
Gotta book. Read you soon!

Rules of the hop: 
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD:  PERCH

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” 
― 
Pablo Picasso

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Another round of Six Sentence Stories is right around the corner, Thursday to be precise, and as usual, today’s post reveals the prompt word to use in your story, poem, w-i-p. Ready? Good! If you’re a first time visitor, or not familiar with it, Six Sentence Stories aka Six Sentence Story Blog Hop is a weekly writing exercise hosted by yours truly.  As you see from the rules below, it’s a simple enough hop and… the most fun! Read you all on Thursday 😀

Rules of the hop: 
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORDPERCH

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” 
― E.L. Doctorow

Transitioning. It’s a 6.

Reclining comfortably, cradled between the arms of supple yet worn brown leather, the old woman surrendered to the call of her body, slowly closing her eyes, long lashes fluttering in momentary indecision.

Mid-afternoon sunlight, filtered by the occasional late summer cumulus, cast playful shadows about the small room, the room she’d always referred to as her “library”, the one room in her comfortable cottage she felt most at home.

Half the library was lined with overstuffed bookshelves, reaching floor to ceiling, their rich darkness complimenting the butter creme walls; she was looking forward to a relaxing afternoon of reading until she realized just how tired she felt.

It was as if magical raindrops cleansed and crystallized her memory followed by a gentle peace that swept over and through her like a warm and gentle breeze.

Drifting toward unconsciousness, she felt as if her body lay “floating”, suspended on a pillow of dense air.

Supported by an unidentifiable force, she relaxed and began to dream until she relinquished herself to the dream…the last milestone.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and a Valentine’s edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. “Since brevity is the soul of wit / And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief…”

In case it crossed your mind – no, I’m not being pessimistic, promise 🙂
I identify with Mr. Flaubert and I’m fairly confident saying we’ve all felt that way at one time or another. Which is why we practice our craft. The more we write the better we write. The better we write the more enjoyable the writing. Have fun everyone and I’ll read you soon!

Rules of the hop: 
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORD:  MILESTONE

“I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.”
Gustave Flaubert

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Sunday posting of the prompt word to be used in this week’s edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Some events in life deserve special recognition. Often we call them “milestones”.  This week, Six Sentences Stories opens on Valentine’s Day and surely there will be all manner of excellent stories and poetry marking this day be it about love (fulfilled or unrequited), candy, historical events, gangstas and such. Or not, lol. Rules? A couple. They’re a piece ‘o cake. (Psst, Paul? Can I let it slip that Thursday…no? O.K. You tell ’em!)

Rules of the hop: 
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORDMILESTONE

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” 
― Frank Herbert

Heart rate Not Detected….it’s a TToT.

Good morning all! And what a morning it is at the ‘Edge. I feel compelled to write a Ten Things of Thankful post today. What is it that “compels” me to write? What is the little thing, masquerading as spontaneous creativity, that suddenly has me “needing” to write a TToT? That’s just it. It isn’t one thing.  It’s been a series of events; somewhat of a snowball of a morning. I began by checking e-mail. As soon as I open it, I’m completely overwhelmed – when the hell am I going to delete some of these?! So I click on a couple….yeah, yeah, yawn, whatever…then I come to the tweet notification e-mail. That’s when I thought I heard a knocking on the door. Thank you Kerry! It was your tweet February 5 that started the ball rolling. ToT numero uno :D.

TToT 2 – Sense of humor. This morning’s title was inspired by an event at my new gym last week. I’d been pedaling easily 20 minutes on the recumbent bike and at a pretty good clip. Put my hands on the handles to get my heart rate. Holding, holding until the following message started scrolling across the screen: “Heart rate not detected. Resistance being reduced”. I laughed out loud.

TToT 3the Wakefield Doctrine. (sliced bread?, whatev)

TToT 4Six Sentence Stories. I know Kristi, as host of the TToT, can relate when sometimes I wonder, “why did I agree to do this?” lol. And then I remember all the wonderful reasons, like meeting new writers, reading new writers, expanding my world just a little bit more. And the regulars? Damn! I continue to be so totally impressed by the writing skills and the commitment and the…everyone is a pleasure to know 🙂

TToT 5 – Good health.

TToT 6 – Technology!!! Yeah, it’s got it’s negatives but I sure am glad to have access.

TToT 7 – People in my life to tell me the “hard stuff”.

TToT 8 – Sunshine.

TToT 9 – Music.

TToT 10 – I woke up today. ‘nough said. Life is now. Today. Only. Ready set, go.