Everywhere can be anywhere. It’s a 6.

Inspiration would be here, she was certain of it.. 

Suntanned feet, nails painted Go Crazy Red, soles already sanded like powder sugared dough boys, she approached the ramp entrance to the beach.

Stepping onto splintered and grayed, salt weathered wooden slats serving as walkway to beach and ocean beyond, her body at once transformed; like blackstrap molasses pouring from a ceramic pitcher, tension slowly seeped from her muscles disappearing into the small, intermittent piles of dune sand lining the beach esplanade.

Palm fronds, tickled by a light breeze subtly augmented the ebb tide waves lapping the deserted shoreline as a treasure trove of sea shells, polished sea glass and occasional odd driftwood washed ashore, eternal pirate’s booty for the taking.

Startled by a sudden loud noise behind her, she lost her footing and with it the illusion of escape. Removing the Oculus Rift S VR headset with 6DOF motion tracking, she set about the task at hand, turned back to her laptop and began to type… suntanned feet, nails painted Go Crazy Red…

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29 thoughts on “Everywhere can be anywhere. It’s a 6.

      • Chelsea Owens May 23, 2020 / 11:09 am

        Ha ha! True that, but I also meant that I walk into things whilst doing VR. 😀

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  1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser May 23, 2020 / 7:49 am

    Wow, that’s quite trippy, was not expecting the reveal of how she was experiencing the joy and calm of connecting to the beach. Her sensations of it seemed so real, and with an emphasis on her feet – though I think physically she wasn’t using her feet at all. Loved it, bravo for the six!

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  2. UP May 23, 2020 / 8:24 am

    Good six! Inspiration IS everywhere! Love the ending

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  3. lensdailydiary May 23, 2020 / 12:42 pm

    The virtual reality beach described to perfection. Made me feel so relaxed, I was starting to dream about the beach. That’s an amazing concept, typing a story from virtual reality.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 23, 2020 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Len. I hope you have one nearby.
      The beach is the one place when I go, I relax instantly. Kind of makes me want to try out virtual reality!

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  4. Pat Brockett May 23, 2020 / 6:03 pm

    The world of writers who are composing on the go knowing just how they are going to set in it in stone once they get to their laptop. Nice twist to your SSS!

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  5. Kristi May 23, 2020 / 6:27 pm

    And she did find inspiration! I’m always amazed at the variety of stories that link up to the same prompt word. Nicely done! (And now I’m curious how you come up with the prompt words–apparently without knowing ahead of time what your own story will be!)

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 23, 2020 / 9:27 pm

      She did 😀 So am I. I love the Six for that. Thank you, Kristi 🙂
      I have no rhyme or reason, whatever strikes my fancy or, I’ll review all the prompt words used already, see what letter of the alphabet has been neglected and go from there 😀 I definitely don’t know ahead of time what my story will be, lol.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 23, 2020 / 9:40 pm

      Magic isn’t it? 🙂 I’ve tried reading at the beach but it puts me to sleep, lol

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  6. Susan Zutautas May 24, 2020 / 1:41 pm

    I was smelling the water at the beach and feeling the sun beating down on me while reading your story. Have to get Oculus Rift S VR headset so I can experience this too 🙂 Great six!

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 24, 2020 / 2:25 pm

      Ah, I miss the beach! Glad you got a little taste of it 🙂 I wonder if it’s really like that! Never tried virtual reality, lol
      Thank you, Susan!

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  7. Lisa L. May 26, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Inspiration always shows up…sooner or later!
    I think writing may just be the original “virtual reality,” if you think about it. Same basic premise. Same net effect. Far less expensive equipment! LOL Nice six.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge May 26, 2020 / 9:50 pm

      I wish it was sooner rather than later, lol
      Hm.. interesting idea and yes, way less expensive!
      Thank you, Lisa.

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