There’s Always an Edge. It’s a 6.

SOC Six Sentence Story Challenge! What?! Hey, so there was a challenge this week at Six Sentence Stories. Spontaneous seed from Clark (who else, right ceayr?!), it was quickly absconded by yours truly and the mayhem begun. Victims aka participants being Clark, Nick, Ford and moi. Click on this link, read the comment thread and all will be revealed. Editor Note: My first sentence is the remaining one of Nick’s, my last sentence, the remaining sentence from Clark. All 6 sentences were used in this challenge. We leave no sentence behind… 😎


“Goddamn it babe, he quoted Nick Cave, “Inspiring other artists, writers, painters is the greatest compliment I could receive, for Art should always be an exchange”, and he has the nerve to say “sorry, you’re not what we’re looking for”!

The trip into the city hadn’t gone as expected, disappointment blowing through our hair as I put the convertible top down; navigating the last city block, exit shining ahead as if dipped in day glow paint, I stole a sideway glance at the woman beside me, sun bleached hair tangled and blown wild, wild as her heart.

Music poured from the car’s stereo speakers as the last of the city high rises receded in the finger smudged rear view mirror; it was destination unknown until she told him, “babe, take me to the ocean’s edge”, now.

He’d seen that look in her eyes before, knew what she needed and let up on the accelerator only when the smell of sea salt, seaweed and ocean mist filled their nostrils, coating them in soul saving balm.

With wet, sand caked feet, they got back into the car; feeling her energy morph yet again, emotion running high, he exited the parking lot and drove west.

The next day, local newspapers were more kind than not in part writing, “In the backseat, as far as any question from police, insurance adjusters or ambitious biographers, the owner of the car was trying to talk a somewhat excited girl down from the trunk of the turquoise on white convertible, as the car chased the recently set sun.”

25 thoughts on “There’s Always an Edge. It’s a 6.

  1. GirlieOnTheEdge July 16, 2022 / 2:02 pm

    Wait! That you, Tom?!
    Slowly reading my way through everyone’s Sixes… I don’t recall seeing yours…. 🤔
    You playing hooky this week?! Speaking of missing Sixarians, I’m pretty sure I didn’t see Keith roaming the halls either. Now you’ve got me thinking I better take roll call … 😉

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    • Tom July 16, 2022 / 2:24 pm

      It is I! Collared fairly and squarely! 🙂
      I did post a Six last week, but I’ve treated myself to an impromptu blogging break, so haven’t been to add my link. The post is there, but the link isn’t… full service should resume next week; unless I treat myself again! 😉🤣

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      • GirlieOnTheEdge July 16, 2022 / 2:27 pm

        I am jealous of your break, Tom, but listen…don’t tell anyone, alright? lol
        Here’s to the future!

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        • Spira July 16, 2022 / 2:38 pm

          Told you we should give him a raise…he got a spatula…results before us ! lol

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        • Tom July 16, 2022 / 3:05 pm

          Denise, your secret is safe with me. I shan’t post – ahem, I mean – say a word. 🤐😉

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  2. Staarlz July 16, 2022 / 4:24 pm

    What a ride! I definitely relate to the ocean’s edge being a balm to the soul (went to the beach nearby Thursday). Great writing yet again, fine collaboration. Kudos to all.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 16, 2022 / 10:47 pm

      Glad you enjoyed, S! Then you are well familiar how quick the healing effects of the ocean.
      Thank you 😊

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  3. ceayr July 16, 2022 / 5:38 pm

    Good imagery, Denise, but I confess to being confused by the last sentence.
    But, to be honest, I am easily confused.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 16, 2022 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you, ceayr. It was a tough sentence to write to! You got the best part though.


  4. jenne49 July 16, 2022 / 6:15 pm

    Ah, the balm of the sea. i recognise that in your descriptions. Denise. Of course, if I’d read the paragraph before the story, I’d have realised that you were writing the story between a first and last sentence produced by others. Now that ‘s a different challenge altogether and very well crafted.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 16, 2022 / 11:05 pm

      Yes. I know that you do, Jenne, you having the same affinity with it.
      A different challenge indeed! Thank you.


  5. classypoetryandwine July 17, 2022 / 4:52 am

    Ahh wild as her heart and the ocean, my Dear… It was as if I was in the story from the first sentence. A great piece of writing, as always.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 17, 2022 / 8:42 am

      Just so. I hope your hair didn’t get too tangled 😊
      Thank you.


  6. The Atomic Mage July 17, 2022 / 10:41 am

    You did brilliant, D, that was a tough challenge writing a Six (ahem, ‘Four’) with the ink of sentences 1 and 6 still drying on the page lol.
    Love the scenic route to the sea as a change from the city, hair blowing in the wind, wet grains of sand, “Wild as her heart” and wild at heart ❤

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge July 17, 2022 / 10:52 am

      Thanks, V. It was a tough challenge! Didn’t think I could pull it off, lol
      Yes…wild at heart 😊

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  7. Liz H July 17, 2022 / 6:42 pm

    Fast car, vast ocean, nothing like a little sand and sun and wind-whipped hair to bring one back to joy.
    Hey Mr. Traffic Cop, Insurance Adjuster, and Convertible Pilot, leave that girl alone and let her fly!

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  8. Spira July 21, 2022 / 2:16 pm

    Profound, gut punching, freedom longing, ocean loving, balancing act of a (sword) pen.

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