Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Today, we arrive at the last of the “Writer’s Choice” prompt words, courtesy of Forestwood. Truth be be told, I had to google the word but! Six Sentence Stories is a writing challenge after all, yes?! No matter our skill level, this weekly exercise can only go towards making us better writers. And when we write better, we feel better. (what? mic was live on that last bit?!) Many of us at Six Sentence Stories write a lot of fiction, a few dabble in science fiction, others walk the alleys of detective stories. And lest we not forget, our poets. Writing is the glue that binds our community. We count among us, published authors and poets, aspiring authors and those who enjoy writing to the challenge of a prompt. And we do this each week, in exactly and precisely, 6 sentences. Please, join in this week and set a spell for another round of Six Sentence Stories. Write, write, and write some more. Write and write ’til you drop to the floor. (da**it! again?! you said the mic was off!)

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀


I always like to write three versions of a book. The first is always agony and chaos; no one could understand it. With the second you get the shape, it’s more or less all right. I write both of those in longhand. The third draft I type out with two fingers: it’s for refining of meaning, additions and subtractions. I think my novels usually begin with characters; you have them floating about in your head and it may be years before they get together in a situation. Characters interest me more than situations.” – Patrick White

4 thoughts on “Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

  1. Doug Jacquier November 20, 2022 / 2:03 pm

    Great to see Australia’s only native-born Nobel prize for literature winner quoted here, Denise. In our weaker moments, we also count J M Coetzee because he moved here 20 years ago. 😉

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge November 20, 2022 / 10:01 pm

      I can’t say I’m familiar with his work, Doug, however, the quote excerpt caught my attention immediately.
      Perhaps we shall see a quote from Mr. Coetzee in the future 😊

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      • Doug Jacquier November 21, 2022 / 12:52 am

        You can get a thumbnail here but suffice to say he became a titan of Australian literature. He also spent some years in the US and his first two major novels were first published there. Only one of his books ever made it onto film but his masterpiece, ‘Voss’ has been optioned many times and then abandoned.

        Some Coetzee quotes:
        ‘A book should be an axe to chop open the frozen sea inside us.’
        ‘It is a world of words that creates a world of things.’
        ‘All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography.’
        “Besides, who is to say that the feelings he writes in his diary are his true feelings? Who is to say that at each moment while the pen moves he is truly himself? At one moment he might truly be himself, at another he might simply be making things up. How can one know for sure? Why should he even want to know for sure?”

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        • GirlieOnTheEdge November 21, 2022 / 8:57 pm

          Thank you, Doug!
          And I very much appreciate you including some quotes.
          You won’t be surprised when you see them used at the SSS in the near future 😉

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