After the smoke cleared…there was a 6 Sentence Story!

Hello and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I missed last week and maybe the week before but today? I’ve managed to scrape up enough letters to whitewash them onto this virtual board and, amazingly enough, qualify to participate in Zoe’s bloghop, Six Sentence Stories. More specifically, I’ve enough letters to make up 6 sentences. Those are the rules. Write 6 sentences of any length, rhyming or not, prose, poetry, fiction or non, just so there’s 6 of them. And oh yeah, you have to incorporate the weekly word cue (or is that weekly cue word?). This week’s word is “smoke”.

Come on! Give it a try. Me? I find it ridiculously challenging. But it is fun and if you can forget yourself for a short time or however long it takes to write a six sentence story, you just might discover something new about yourself! The best part is making the rounds and reading the other stories. I promise you, you will be amazed and impressed and if you’re like me at times, even a little depressed, lol. But practice makes perfect so there’s no time to waste 🙂

Image result for film noir cigarette smoke

I woke up that morning without a clue of what it was, something was waiting for me like an unwitting getaway cab doomed to stall in cross town traffic.

I smiled at the thought, not about the getaway cab, but those 3 words, “cross town traffic“.

Thank you Jimi, so many of your lyrics are etched, diamond on glass, into my psyche, not even Sigmund Freud himself could figure me out, at least not today.

What’s the old saying, the one about “when the smoke clears”, when you get to see just how close a game of dodge ball you’d been playing?

I took another drag of my cigarette, lovingly held by a tight lipped grin, and stepped confidently off of the curb.

Never saw the bus coming….


  1. Reena Saxena · February 14

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Excellent story build up.

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  2. UP · February 15

    Them things will kill ya! (So glad i gave it UP!)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. messymimi's meanderings · February 15

    Does the smoke ever really clear? Great use of the prompt.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge · February 15

      I believe so but that’s not to say there isn’t a lack of kindling laying around for the next fire 😀
      Thank you.


  4. valj2750 · February 15

    I never saw that coming. (the bus, I mean).

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  5. Kristi · February 15

    I was going to say exactly what Val said!

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  6. Lisa A. Listwa · February 15

    Love the buildup and the surprise at the end – well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Clark Scottroger · February 15

    What’s the old saying, ‘What doesn’t kill you, changes you forever?’ ‘cellent promptatioing….” Chef zoe! I’d like a Six Sentence Story with everything! Make it to go!”
    very cool. engaging with the imagery and the cultural reference (for those of us blessed with sufficient years) and a surprise ending that, after breath is caught, one still wonders how to feel about it.

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  8. Pat B · February 15

    Wow! I was not expecting that ending! What a great SSS.
    FYI, reading your story backwards, from bottom up is an interesting read also.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Keith's Ramblings · February 16

    Now you’ve got me singing Smoke Gets in your Eyes!


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · February 16

      Alright! You set me on course this morning….had no idea this song was covered by so many artists.
      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Deborah Lee · February 16

    So much for the cab. Ouch!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. GirlieOnTheEdge · February 16

    I know, huh?!


  12. dyannedillon · February 18

    Yowza! See? Smoking will kill you!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. joem18b · March 11

    nice one. cheers.


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