From There to Here. It’s a 6.

…Dawn, the glow of sunrise reminded me I hadn’t gone to bed yet; I wiped the grit perpetually glued to the inside corners of my eyes.

Where would I find the drive, the energy, to power through the inevitable challenge already leaving tracks in the dust, a life disappearing?

The question, clawing at my brain for months, left me circling ’round the same spot on the what to do map. I’ll know it when the time comes, but will I?

Badweather friends, doubt and fear, the great pretenders, skulked through my subconscious waiting for an invite to the party.

To their dismay, the strains of a familiar melody began to stream from Alexa’s mouth; smiling, I poured another coffee, no, nothing else matters..

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop.
This week’s post with the link to Six Sentence Stories comes to you extra early, with the link going live about the usual time. Oh, hey! Only letting the cat halfway out the bag…be on the lookout for a couple of new faces this week 😀 So link up between whenever you read this and next Tuesday. Or, if no story, pull up one of those over-sized chairs over there in the corner and set awhile 🙂 They’ll be a smorgasbord of reading material. As always, enjoy yourselves and I’ll read you soon!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: DRIVE

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”
― Cornelia Funke

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Hey! New friends of Six Sentence Story Thursday Blog Hop, welcome! Many of you familiar with this hop know the drill, for new folks, a refresher. Every Sunday I publish a post containing the prompt/cue word for the upcoming week’s Six Sentence Stories.  Sunday is “reveal” day. Thursday, official opening day to link the URL to your stories, poems, WIPs, etc., is when I post the link button.  A little secret? I publish the link post on Wednesday evening U.S. EST for the early birds among us and anyone living in a far away time zone. There’s an astounding amount of good writing here each week which means there’s an astounding amount of good reading. Hope you’ll join us. Enjoy your week everyone! Adieu et à bientôt 😀

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: DRIVE

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” 
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Let’s Dance, Shall We? It’s a 6.

Fear, having subdued Rationality, slipped past security. Uninvited, it crashed every life party oblivious to the admonitions of the STAND CLEAR!, DO NOT ENTER! HAZARD! signs.

A flash of gleaming white, daggers at the ready, it’s pointy, razor sharp teeth glisten with drool.  Fear spots me, then smiles wide in anticipation of a feeding frenzy as the scent of familiarity draws it nearer.

I feel the first clawing, clutch at my stomach as it begins twisting in knots as tight as the braiding on a rug; I force myself to breath deeply….again….again…and again.

Tonight, I smile back, as I feel my own teeth having gotten sharper, and throw out my arms for the embrace.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! By the time I get to the end of this paragraph, the doors will officially open for this way cool blog hop featuring some way cool writers. Come on in, check it out. If you’ve got a Six Sentence story or poem or sampling from the latest WIP already written, please link up. However, if those 6 sentences are playing hide and seek, worry not! The link stays open until next Tuesday. As much as we’d like to be the one to control our muse, sometimes it’s the other way around 😀 I look forward to seeing everyone. Read you soon!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDFLASH

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. 
~ Samuel Johnson

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hello! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Sunday posting of the prompt to use for this week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Am I crazy or is this week’s cue word going to be more fun than usual 😀 A source of creativity in motion, blog hops are simply magical. A mere click of a mouse, slide of a fingertip and poof! access to amazing people creating and writing everyday somewhere on this planet. Hail to the virtual world! Whatever your genre, whatever your mood, I hope you’ll join us this week. See you soon 🙂

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: FLASH

“Writing is a delicious agony.”
—Gwendolyn Brooks

“Lookin for Some Happiness”. It’s a 6.

Today’s 6 is a continuation from last week’s Six Sentence Stories sampling from my w-i-p, Annaliese’s Dream. Last we knew, Annaliese found out the death of her fiancé was not a fatal accident but in fact, murder…

It was 4 am, a shot glass lay overturned on the coffee table, Patrón bottle nearby, the ashtray filled with cigarettes. I don’t smoke.

I hadn’t been sleeping well since Mr. White and Mr. Orange paid me a visit, sharing with me their dossier on my late fiancé, surefire fodder for the “surreal” file.

Mr. White and Mr. Orange – nostalgia opened the door of the yellow top, and I crawled in, a willing passenger, meter running double time.

Ian and I were huge Tarantino fans long before we met, it was one of those “hey, you too?!”, that and the way we annotated life with music and film references.

We shared wavelength, consciousness, “brainwave synchronicity” is what neuro-scientists now call it, the new-fangled, novel term to describe soul mates.