Renovation and Renewal. It’s a 6.

The former 40 something triathlete sprinted down the stairs to the basement and the circuit box as if his life depended on it, a random thought running through his head “don’t think I’d be in such a hurry if it was only my life potentially at risk….but it isn’t only my life“. It was also the life of the one who gave him purpose, the one who gave him the drive and will to get up each day, the one who gave him a reason to be the best version of himself he could be.

Joseph grabbed the fire extinguisher sitting atop the old oak work bench on the far side of the basement and quickly returned to the circuit box; even before opening it he could hear the sound of sparking as the acrid stench of burn and smoke filled his nostrils. Flipping the breakers off, he inspected each of them individually, the certain unpleasant conversation he’d have later that day with his house inspector already playing out in his head, the ink on the settlement papers on this, his “new” old house, barely dry!

Heading back upstairs, potential fire disaster averted, the gravity of what might have happened had it not been for a 90 lb black Labrador Retriever nudging him awake at 3:00 am, came crashing down like a tidal wave. There, standing steadfast at the top of the stairs (obeying Joseph’s earlier command to stay) was his friend and savior; eyes shining with a love greater than he felt for any human, Joseph sat next to the canine and wrapped his arms around his companion burying his face in the mass of black fur.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and this week’s edition of Six Sentence Stories!  I ask you – what more enjoyable venue than Six Sentence Stories to stretch the legs of a newly met character, experiment with poetic musings or spew a little stream ‘o consciousness, right? Am I right?! Eggsactly 😀 As long as you write within the lines (precisely 6 of them), you’re all good. We hope you’ll join us this week. 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 .
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDCIRCUIT

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=d1626941e732cbb79b50“To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself” – Anne Rice

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt/cue word for the next edition of
Six Sentence Stories. I traveled last week to be with family over the Thanksgiving Day holiday (in the U.S.). Having returned yesterday, I’m thankful for safe travels and to be back to a more “typical routine” where the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop is concerned. Without further ado, may I present this week’s prompt to use in your story, poem, excerpt from a work in progress or interpretive acrostic (Yeah, lookin’ at you Lisa. You be queen of “acrostication”.  A word Clark would no doubt approve of, if he hasn’t already coined the term, lol.) Have a fantastic week everyone and I’ll read you very 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 WORDCIRCUIT

“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”Beatrix Potter

Lost. It’s a 6.

Seemingly guileless thief, brazen and bold, he came day or night to steal that which would never be given. Glutton never satisfied, his hunger would be satiated.

Agony, pain and despair, pound for pound, the carnage left in his wake indescribable to the human soul. Instinct and emotion tangled with action and reaction gave passage to frustration, his was a transverse wave reaching all shores of those chosen.

Mind and memory, pebbles on a vast shore whose sands had collected for decades was now laid waste. Neptune, whose nets will never be empty, rages on.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Thursday Six Sentence Stories blog hop. Flexibility. A necessary quality in pretty much all aspects of life, n’est-ce pas? As I visit my homeland this week, I find myself challenged in several ways, thereby requiring me to have a bit more of the aforesaid quality. While the posting of this link is earlier in the day than the norm, the link will go live at the usual time, 6:00 pm U.S. EST. Please join in the fun this week as we all help create the latest edition of Six Sentence Stories. Have a most excellent week, write well, write often. 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 and link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDPOUND

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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“If I waited for perfection… I would never write a word.”
Margaret Atwood

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Sunday is the day I post what I hope will be a fun, challenging, engaging prompt word to use for Thursday’s Six Sentence Story Bloghop. Looking to jump start a short story or book chapter, or maybe there’s been the dangle of a tease for a poem tapping at the back door of your brain? Why not use this writing challenge to get the ball point pen rolling 😀 You’d be surprised (as many of us can attest) at how effective Six Sentence Stories is at prodding a character into existence, or twisting a plot line from the tangle of single lines our muses selfishly collect, stubbornly refusing to release. Simply put, why don’t you join us this week?

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:  POUND

“It is a test [that] genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” T. S. Eliot

First Impression. It’s a 6.

Cradled in 300% Egyptian cotton, sleep’s soft caress still stroking my eyes, the alarm on my phone sounded, bugler at the beginning of the race, let the day begin.

Never known for being tardy to school as a child, the same accolade couldn’t quite be bestowed upon my adult self.  Today however, would be different, today was my first day at the new firm and there was no way, save an act of God, that I was going to be late.

I stared at the “first day of school” outfit I had picked out the night before, and my stomach dropped – what in the world was I thinking! Letting my body take over, I hurriedly reached into the closet, pulled out a blue Balenciaga wool skirt, paired it with my favorite Anne Kein blazer and went to work recreating my first impression outfit, looked over at the clock and almost screamed out loud…I’m going to be late!

Not quite a block from the office, I made a beeline into the new bakery shop that had opened amid buzz it was the next Maison Kayser, ordered a basket of their best, most popular pastries and crossed my fingers.

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