Will She? or Won’t She? It’s SSS Time from the Edge

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I’ve all but ceased many activities I once enjoyed and perhaps was even pretty good at. But I’m afraid I have succumbed to/indulged in/given over to, the notion that I no longer write. But I haven’t given up completely and therefore, I’ll try. For a little while longer. Hell, maybe for as long as Zoe graciously continues to host this hop.

I have enjoyed writing a 6 (if you don’t know what “SSS” stands for then click on the link in the last sentence) in the past. It is a past that feels far away, and not a little “foreign”. Why? Oh, I know why. I’ve been armchairing it since I was a kid lol

Are the wagers placed? Good. What say we find out what appears on the screen in say the next, hm…5 minutes? …

He half stumbled alongside the rain rutted, gravel strewn driveway, pre dawn dew coating his upper lip.
The light…. appeared dimly, not too distant, he could do this, he could make it to the door, into the house none worse for the….wear.
What a night! Was he recollecting acurately the phenomenal fortune he’d had at the blackjack table? Checking his pockets and his wallet, the proof was still there, neatly banded. Wait, just wait until he told Larissa, surely she would forgive him, this one time when he scored so big.

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  1. Moon · July 13

    So well written! Loved your SSS.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13

      Thank you Moon!
      Honestly, I’d been betting against my self I’d publish a 6 lol.


  2. UP · July 13

    Hopefully the $ will be enough to keep her from crowning him! Good take on the word. A different direction


  3. An ongoing struggle between them, it seems.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13

      It surely is! But as long as there’s a big score each time, all is golden😉


  4. Keith's Ramblings · July 13

    I wouldn’t be so sure! Nice one

    My Six Sentences!


  5. He may have scored but he still has a problem. Nice job revealing that problem in your six sentences.


  6. Clark Scottroger · July 13

    Wouldn’t want to be that guy! Wait a minute, I probably have been that guy (in one form or another)

    * compliment on a Six that engages the emotions, not necessarily pleasant ones.


  7. mimi · July 13

    Oh, dear. You’ve caught that dynamic perfectly!


  8. Josie Two Shoes · July 13

    Well you most certainly came forth with a shining piece once you set your mind to it! I have to admit that I am a bit fearful for this guy, he may arrive home to find that his wife has grown weary of his antics and abandoned him, or he may find her waiting at the other end of a double barrel shotgun! Let’s hope that she hears him out and then that he makes good on a promise for this to be his last night gambling escapade. I suspect though, that she won’t be as impressed by his win as he hopes. His transgressions loom too loudly and overshadow it. Very good story, I want to follow behind him as he stumbles through the door!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 13

      Thanks Josie. It’s been a rough writing road lately.
      I daresay that you’ve pinpointed it quite accurately. Regardless of his rather large winnings, he has been walking a tightrope for a long time. Even patient women have their limits.
      And how right you are!! He does in fact stumble as he crosses the threshold. More nerves than the residual effects of too much alcohol. And his guilt is now totally hijacking the excitement he felt earlier.


  9. Deborah Lee · July 16

    But will he get to show her his loot before she brains him with a skillet? That’s the question. Fun six. 🙂


  10. zoe · July 18

    Always great to see you here. And you’re such a good writer. Really skillful. So concise but you got such a great story across. It’s amazing that you could somehow get desperation across with winning and only six sentences


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · July 19

      Thank you so much Zoe. I appreciate the feedback and so glad you enjoyed it:)


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