Its the Sunday Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Greetings! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I so appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and support for keeping the Six Sentence Story hop going. Last week’s was an awesome collection. Let’s take a collective bow 🙂  (Click here).

Writing is many things. It is catharsis and creativity, experimentation and social commentary. It is silliness, seriousness. Expression through the written word is both challenge and reward. I hope you will join again this Thursday in another round of Six Sentence Stories. This week’s cue word:  ACTIVATE 

Remember the simple rules:
6 Sentences
Use cue word however it works for you
Link up on Thursday
Read, enjoy, have fun!

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
– Henry David Thoreau


Of Bass Amps and Marshalls? Maybe. For now it’s a TToT.

Friday night. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Damn. Was too late so now, being Saturday morning, I’ll tell you about last night… after wandering around a bit in the ‘sphere, I plugged in the headset to listen to today’s vid. Nothing like music in the earbuds, close to the brain, totally inside yo head. (I mean it is Friday night) Of course, not all the time (buds in the ears, that is).  No, imo, music is more properly listened to through acceptable stereo equipment. Audiophiles, you know of what I speak 😀

Sometimes Autoplay at the Tube is totally awesome. Like now “next YouTube selection from Screaming Trees”. Yes. It’s one of those nights. Late (now 11:15 pm). End of a week. Challenging week or 2. My point: “just be glad it’s all over“. (heads up! another favorite and life marker band cued up. Next? Alice in Chains anyone? Yes, please).

…Ahem, shall we return to real time this Saturday morning? Alright. Time for some retrospectivating…..

Thursday marked the debut of Six Sentence Stories under the auspices of yours truly. (seems weird linking to myself. Can I do that? Should I do that? Will I look like a self aggrandizing jerk? Whoah! Where in sam hill did that come from? Yo, Girlie! Get a grip!)

I have new appreciation for our former hostess and guide zoe. Indeed, she tops the list ‘o Ten Things of Thankful. Josie? Here goes nothing…..

First TToT:  Zoe. For her tireless devotion bringing us the SSS every Thursday for so many years. For her confidence in me to take the conn. I won’t let you down!

Second TToT:  Josie of the 2 Shoes for her incredibly positive attitude. All of the time. For her support during the SSS transition.

Third TToT:  Everyone who participates in the Six Sentence Story bloghop whether you posted this week or not. To writers thinking about posting and then did, in spite of uncertainties 🙂  (hey! that’s you Viola Blue, glad you made it!) It is through all of you, by your example, that I will learn to write better. This week’s was an amazing collection of stories. Write on people. Write on.

Fourth TToT:  That Wednesday’s “illness” did not cause me grief the following day, which was my birthday and first day hosting the SSS. It was a pretty good day made even better by all the lovely birthday wishes and cards (thanks sis!).

Fifth TToT: I’m very thankful my phone has returned to sanity! Had about a week of the battery draining excessively fast. Seems to be more “normal” now, although it may be getting about time to get a new one.

Sixth TToT:   I am not displeased with myself (so, thankful I guess) that I’m adapting, albeit slowly, to my new laptop. All in good time, right? 😀

Seventh TToT:  No snow!

Eight TToT:  I am daily, thankful for my apparent good health, my memory (most of the time!), my job, my wonderful blue car that is, at times, a marvelous escape hatch.

Ninth TToT:  Hm. Had to think a little on this one. How to convey the thankful for getting better at “letting go“. I remind myself it is a process. Not to be mistaken for closure, it nonetheless is life altering.

Tenth TToT:  As always. Now. This moment. Today. There is no other day.




It’s Six Sentence Story Time!

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories. Thursday is official opening day of the hop but seeing as I’m new at the hosting gig, I’m posting the the link a little early. Except maybe not so early if you’re in another time zone!

As a courtesy to our international writers, link should be live 11:00 pm EST tonight. If you’re around and ready, then click on the blue frog down there and let ‘er rip 🙂

See you out there! And hey – spread the word Zoe’s SSS is alive and well 🙂
Just remember this:

6 Sentences
Use cue word however it works for you
Link up on Thursday
Read, enjoy, have fun


Thanks everyone!

Six Sentence Story Cue Word

Hello all – old friends, new friends and friends to be! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Tonight begins new stewardship of the Six Sentence Story Bloghop. Having received the mantle from Zoe, of Uncharted fame, I will carry on the tradition of announcing this week’s cue word on Sunday. Only next week, a little earlier! Got caught up today in the energy of a longer day 🙂

I will post the link here on Wednesday night to go live Thursday at 12:01 am. Most of you know the rules but for any newcomers let’s re-state them:

  • Write a story, poem, musing, chunk out of a work in progress (‘wip’), anything your muse feeds you, using the week’s cue word. The obvious catch is.. it can only be 6 sentences! No more, no less.
  • Use the cue word in any iteration – in whatever tense suits your purpose. Noun, verb, adjective, it’s all good. Go all creative on it and have fun!

I’ll meet you back here Wednesday with the link and then the rest is up to you!

This week’s Cue Word is…..CURTAIN.

Have a most excellent week!


Yippee Ki Yay! It’s a Ten Things of Thankful!

I know! It’s Sunday! And I’m only now getting to writing a TToT let alone finish reading last week’s TToTs! (Dyanne?, Kerry? I can do this right? lol) I’ve always loved to read and now that we’ve got extra time on our hands (don’t burst my bubble, guys) it’ll be a piece of cake 🙂

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I need to pre-empt my “formal” thankfuls by saying how much I appreciate Zoe passing the honor of hosting the Six Sentence Bloghop to me (um, Zoe? We totally expect to be seeing more of you in the future 😀)  And thank you guys for being so enthusiastic to keep the hop going! I’m really excited. The SSS has been instrumental in getting me back to wanting to write again. And that circles round again to all of you 🙂

Alright! Lots of thankfuls to get to… where to begin, where to be….

  1. Daylight Savings Time!!!! What more need I say to that one folks. Love it!

2. New laptop. While I haven’t quite adapted to it yet, I will embrace the challenge of different. All I’ll say right now lol

3. Terminator 6. That’s right folks. I’m excited. Whether you liked all the movies in the series or not, if you loved the first one, how can you not embrace this next one 😀 Why should you? ‘Cuz they’re bringin’ back the original “band”  😀

4. This is one of those hypo grats turned grat. A week ago Friday, the storm that blew in to so many states causing damage and power outages, blew out my cpu at work. I’m still waiting for it to be fixed which means I’m still down the hall utilizing an “extra”, not quite updated computer. But hey, at least there’s one for me to use, right? During the week, I’ve had to use yet, other computers to complete certain work. Yesterday, I went into the office for a few hours. This time sitting at our law clerk’s desk so that I could do some processing and scanning. His programs, scanner were different than mine. Can’t say I’m an expert when it comes to Adobe and pdfs and the whole edit docs thing but when working with my programs at my (now broken) computer, well, easy peasy! Yesterday, did not initially go as planned as the scanner was different, the adobe program/reader was different. I can’t remember the last time I had to do a drag and drop! But yesterday, yesterday I was in that special place that allowed me to figure things out and do a whole bunch of stuff without, seemingly much effort. Cool.

5. Roger (yes, that roger) over to the Secessionist Rag published a post. He, like myself in recent years, has wallowed now and then in the where do I find time and I’m not feeling all that creative anyway place. I’ve always enjoyed his writing whatever the topic as he has a style and ease we have dubbed “armchair easy”. Anyway, head on over and say hey! encourage him to write. Tell him Girlie sent you 🙂

6. Sinus medicine.

7. Epiphanies. Self-revelation. Cutting the blinders. Letting go. The point at which your body supercedes your brain and allows a feeling of….relinquishment. You fill in the blank. I’m feeling lighter this weekend.

8. Music. Music. Music. Movies. Movies. Movie. 🙂 🙂 🙂

9. The sounds of Spring even if the temperatures are not exactly Springlike.

10. This day. Opportunity. Challenge. Self-challenge. New beginnings.

Price of Progress. Cost of Development. It’s an SSS.

Hi everyone. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s late Wednesday evening. I got caught up watching Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. A bit of silly fun to take the edge off a Monday kinda Wednesday. Was texting earlier this eveing with Zoe of Uncharted, our exiting, baton tossing hostess of this most excellent blog hop, Six Sentence Stories, and happened to mention to her how everyday so far this week, seemed like a Monday. She concurred 🙂 Raise your hand if you’ve been having that kind of a week too 😀

Anyway, didn’t think I’d have anything written in time to contribute to the Six Sentence Story hop but, despite the weirdness and Mondayedness lingering around since, well Monday, here I am.

Zoe’s rules are few. She asks that we use her cue word, in some form or fashion, tense or conjugation, in a story, poem, wip or musing that consists of 6 sentences. No more. No less.
So what do you think? Join us? Excellent! See you there 🙂 btw, cue word is “Crane“.

He had always been there, tall, strong, protection from whatever storm I might have been weathering.

From earliest childhood, my memories were as steadfast as the earth and rooted deeply in my love for him.

My friend, my protector. Even before the time came for me to leave the nest, I felt the pangs of inevitable, unavoidable, loss and separation.

Worried that he would not survive until the day of my return, I flew in the face of instinct and began my journey back to him.

Approaching from the east, soaring on wings of anticipation, I looked towards the far end of the town park, my heart lurching as I watched a huge metal crane lift the body of my friend, my protector, and place him unceremoniously on the flatbed of a logging truck.

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Hitchin’ a Ride to TToTville

What does Julie Andrews and Vanity Fare have in common? Eggs-actly. In my head only. You surprised? lol At least those of you who know me and are familiar with the Wakefield Doctrine? Go look up “clark” over to the Doctrine. Don’t know that it’s in the urban dictionary yet but it might be. Let me know will ya?

So here’s my deal. (hold up a sec while I mute the keys here…can’t have lapbaby hearing what I got to say….there….done) As I was saying, I ordered and received a new lap top yesterday. Finally, after thinking way too much about it for way too long, I committed. And, if you’d seen me last night, perhaps I should have been (committed) 😀 (Yo, Clark! The tonal was raising hell!)

See, I’ve not been my usual self in that I’ve not kept abreast of technological advances in oh, say, the last 10 years! Not my normal mo for sure but it became my normal mo. It became my routine and therefore gobbled up by the tonal. Try making inroads with that going on my friend. Sheesh. (“tonal”? concept referenced in Carlos Castenada’s first few books about Don Juan). And so I realized that at a certain age in life you either accept that you are a certain age and therefore excuse or otherwise give in to not doing certain things, or engaging in any number of activities. S’all relates to time, no? I suppose I should have studied Einstein’s theories? Would that help me this morning? mmm… Thinking not 🙂

I’m beginning to ramble now and that, my friends is a sure sign to reign it in and get to the point of all these words. It’s Saturday. That means, for me, get a Ten Things of Thankful post up and shared and start reading the other TToT posts offered in friendship and support and general all around let’s all have fun this weekendness. Thanks to Joes Two Shoes we can be linked pretty easily to each other and share each other’s thoughts and goings on for the week or so past. (Josie! I will write you for code so I can put everyone on my post too!)

Ready people? Let’s do this!!!

1   I’m thankful for Zoe over at Uncharted for hosting the Six Sentence Story bloghop for lo these…how many years?? Do I want to know? lol

2   For waking up this morning.

3   Not only for waking up, but waking up to sunshine and significantly calmer winds. The DC Metro area was kinda a mess yesterday as was many other regions. Watch out Northeast today!

4   That we had power yesterday at work. (naah, would rather have gone home!).

5   Hypo-grat right here, numero 5:  last night, while working a little ot (along with about 6 othere people) we had 2 power surges. Guess whose computer fried? Yuppers. So, in a way, if I don’t go into work this weekend for lack of a computer, it won’t be the end of the world because….drumroll please….

6   New laptop.

7   Future thankful:  that I complete the set up of said new laptop, today.

8   the Wakefield Doctrine.

9   the ease with which this post was written today. (could it be the extra caffeine?? 3 mugs ‘o the juice and we good to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

10 Jesus Jones for titling a song “Right here, Right Now” because sometimes the little ear/mind worms that won’t leave us alone can push us along, lead us to living in the right here, right now. In the present. And practically speaking, is there any other place you’d rather be? (no, really guys, think about it. the possibility is in the now, not the then, not the maybe could be. reach out, eyes closed. surprise your self)