Keep Your Eye on The Edge – another 6 Sentence Story!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I don’t know what you call it after you’ve pulled a “hat trick” but I’m back for a 4th consecutive week with a Six Sentence Story.

You know, the blog hop that happens every Thursday, courtesy of one ivywalker of uncharted fame. Hey! What the hell happened? Look at my dashboard! (no, I know you can’t but that’s what I want to yell)

When I last left the dashboard this morning, all looked as it always has. When I returned this evening? Presto! Chango! My dashboard has been altered! No longer are there words in the far left column saying “Dashboard” or “Comments” or “Pages”. Now. Now, there are pictures. Little icons. Instead of words. Seems words and writing are giving way to icons and formulas.

Which is something I don’t have for these bloghops. Wish that I did. Let’s see what can be done with this week’s clue “tear”.


She could feel the rending of the now stretched to capacity, diaphanous fabric that carefully covered the armour. Armour that served as protection and haven from all that was out there

She stood silently, stoically still as disbelief deftly and without mercy paralyzed her.

There on the hardwood floor, in the middle of the room she called home, the room with comfy oversized chairs, her favorite period piece couch snagged at a ticket only estate sale, lay her manuscript scattered like spent confetti on a ballroom floor at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Turning away and with an abormal amount of self-control, she walked into the kitchen, returning moments later, a tear slowly descending each cheek, and bent down with dust pan and brush.




  1. ivywalker · October 15, 2015

    Oh no!!!! Tell more….damn six sentence rule…we need virgins in this hop!!!


  2. luckyjc007 · October 15, 2015

    Very intriguing story…I’d love to hear more. I would like to know about the manuscript!


  3. oldegg · October 15, 2015

    We definitely need one more sentence as “Wtf?!” doesn’t count in my book. You are a tease leading us on like that.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 15, 2015

      You know, I changed that first word at the last minute. Hm. I hope that isn’t a bad thing?! 😀


  4. Kristi · October 15, 2015

    This begs an explanation! What happened to that manuscript?!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 15, 2015

      I don’t disagree. It most certainly does deserve an explanation! Problem is, I haven’t figured that out yet lol


  5. pictimilitude · October 15, 2015

    Nice six sentence story there.:)
    Hope your week has been good. Sending hugs. 🙂


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 15, 2015

      Thank you Cyndi!
      Not bad 🙂 Hope yours has been good as well. Return hugs! 😀


  6. Pat B · October 16, 2015

    Very intriguing story! Tell us more.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 16, 2015

      Thanks Pat! I’m thinking it might make a good short story. Provided I know the rest of it lol


  7. messymimi · October 16, 2015

    Well done! Her life is precise, as you describe it, so it makes me wonder even more how something so unexpected could happen to her.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 20, 2015

      Thank you and I apologize! I didn’t notice your comment got sent to my spam folder!

      Well, she was none too pleased and as you can see she was totally taken aback by what happened. Definitely unexpected 🙂


  8. messymimi · October 16, 2015

    Well done! Her life seems so precise, as you describe it, so it makes me wonder even more how something so unexpected could happen to her.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 17, 2015

      Thank you 🙂 I know, right?! Perhaps I will get to the bottom of that “mystery” 😀


  9. valj2750 · October 18, 2015

    Now you have to come back next week and try for a Penta? trick?????? Anyway, loved the story and I want MORE.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · October 18, 2015

      Hm…Penta trick sounds legit to me 😀 Thanks Val. I’d like to keep going.
      Hey! You gave me a great idea. Now to see if I can work it….


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