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.

 

 

Carried Away. It’s a 6.

Our walk took us over the usual trails, through familiar flora and fauna, over and above, traversing (with sometimes questionable balance) a metal “tightrope” miles above the Grand Canyon, all without the benefit of a safety net, of course. Where would the fun be in that?!

Race you to the playground!” screamed the younger one as he took flight, challenge echoing in the warm breeze behind him.

Young, but older and I ran hastily, the two of us racing each other now, a distance through shared indulgence in the morning’s fantasies.

All 3 of us were headed towards the 2 ships we knew were waiting – one, the mighty sea vessel moored in unknown and hostile seas, the other, a sleek spacecraft suitable for interstellar travels. 

“Wait, hold on!…hurry, before the sharks get you, climb aboard, we have you…quick, man the guns…pass me a laser!”… and so we whiled away our time fighting fierce and mighty foes, battling unknown creatures from distant solar systems until time expanded no more.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Anyone else feeling as if we’re on the other side of winter? Well, if not, consider the advantage that winter provides: it keeps us (most of us, lol) indoors more hours of the day than any other season, therefore….we have wa-ay more time in front of our computers or laptops or tablets….which means…. wa-ay more time to write! So why not share a story or a poem or 6 sentences from a work in progress, link up and join in the fun that is the
Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Hey!! A big shout out to the new writers who’ve linked up the last couple of weeks, hope we see you back again this week 🙂 Write on people! 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 WORDVESSEL

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” 
― 
Lloyd Alexander

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Good Sunday morning/afternoon/evening, and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Tempus fugit, as Mr. Virgil would say, as we find ourselves at the other end of a week. Or is it the beginning? Does it matter? Not when it comes to writing a story for the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop 😀  All that’s required is that you follow the rules outlined below. Your story can be written in any genre. You may entice us with a 6 sentence slice of a current or past serial story or perhaps a chunk from a work in progress. Poetry your passion? Share a 6 sentence poem! Whatever your style or genre, it’s all good 🙂 Before too much more tempus fugits, have fun 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: VESSEL

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” 
― Jack Kerouac