Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
OK. So I’m looking for a little…understanding….compassion…it is darned freezing! I’m chilled to the bone here in the Homeland and yet – where I live in the mid-Atlantic is experiencing the same phenomena. A cold snap, it is winter after all for some of us, lol. No, not holding it against you folks living it up in summertime right now ’cause we be headed towards summer our own selves. Days are getting longer people! Longer. For those otherwise distracted and/or engaged by Christmas or Hanukkah or other celebratory events, (or not) I’ll make this post short. We are Six Sentence Stories. Storytelling is our business. 6 sentences. Exactly. Fiction stories. Scenes from our latest serial. Poetry. All things fictional or inspirational because….it’s what we do. Release our creative selves through character and plot, travel (time or otherwise), mystery and crime solving. Each week for a few days, we are permitted to leave the “real” world behind. What do you say? Let’s pack our bags and take a little holiday.
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 😀
PROMPT WORD: SURPRISE
“Books, for me, are a home. Books don’t make a home – they are one, in the sense that just as you do with a door, you open a book, and you go inside. Inside there is a different kind of time and a different kind of space.” – Jeannette Winterson
I was saddened to read Doug’s resignation from SSS last week, but have to say that I strongly empathise with many of his stated reasons.
Many of us who are non-US citizens find the constant portrayal of quasi-Christian dogma on what is supposedly a fun writing challenge not only intrusive and irrelevant, but often offensive.
Is it not after all a forum for developing and sharing writing skills rather than for proselytisation?
These skills, however, seem to be increasingly less important than mutual flattery and the meaningless exchange of God’s blessings.
Perhaps we are divided by more than a common language, so my concern is that more departures, especially from this side of the pond, will follow.
This would, I believe, be a great pity, as the differences in background and culture are what make life interesting, and what is in essence an excellent writing challenge as enjoyable as it otherwise is.
I look forward to your views on this, and also those of other participants.
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Good morning ceayr. Season’s greetings to you.
Writing a story from the end backwards strikes me as a challenge beyond my current writing ability. Writing a response to a person’s comment from the end backwards is somewhat easier.
I’m in agreement with you. The difference in backgrounds and cultures is what keeps life interesting. The other point I wholeheartedly agree with is the fact Six Sentence Stories is an exceptional writing challenge. What makes it “excellent” is the variety and range of talent that appears each week.
I’ve watched in amazement and gratitude, a community grow in size over these last 4 years. Community. Like any community, it’s comprised of individuals, with unique outlooks. Each Sunday and Wednesday, a post is published advertising what the SSS is about. To the extent content is obscene (which there has never been an incidence), I am not here to Censor. My role is to Curate. Choice, ceayr. It dwindles each day, irl. Enjoy the choice to read whatever Six you want.
Should we no longer listen/read you at the SSS, ceayr, I wish you the best success in your writing projects.
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“…a forum for developing and sharing writing skills”
Wanted to get in my comment early, ’cause at the risk of ‘mutual flattery’, I agree with the description of the core value of this ‘hop to me; and, I suspect there will be other, more sophisticated and insightful comments to follow (the old saying reminds us: “He who shouts first, shouts loudest.” lol
And …and right there is perhaps the challenge facing us. While first here to practice and hopefully develop my skills at good writing I am also going to write whatever crazy shit I might depending on whether the Muse is rational at the moment. And I am prepared to believe that some of the other Sixarians are, like, ok clark… enough with the stream-of-consciousness stuff.
but, direct question, ceayr: if you had a favorite club/restaurant or fill-in the blank for an enjoyable but voluntary place to spend time with friends and there were others who you find objectionable do you stop going or do you find a way to work around it.
Here at the Doctrine we avoid as often as possible bringing in the ‘real’ world.
No use for it, no interest.
but, it seems that while it’s unfortunate that people are becoming increasingly more polarized, there’s no getting away from it. (fill-in some clever reference to cultural social foibles, say some from J. Swift. here)
My best contribution to this discussion is… nothing says I have to read posts that I don’t enjoy.
(please allow for mis-spellings and non-sequitors… I insist to myself that my best writing is the least edited writing.)
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Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Clark, your attempts at conciliation are noted and appreciated.
But, direct answer, “…a forum for developing and sharing writing skills” is rendered pointless without interaction.
And this is where we are now.
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