Renewal. It’s a 6.

raising my hands to the shower head in thanks, I stood for my absolution

like a penitent at Sunday mass, I welcomed the warmth of cleansing

temporary as it was, it was sacred, this time, water, all healer, now and forever more

pressure, under the right circumstances, is motivational if not productive

however temporal, I knew this moment must end; I was prepared for re-entry

hey, hon – whether by design or pure luck, the new shower head you bought is absolute magic!

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Thursday’s Six Sentence Stories! Isn’t it marvelous and magical we have, literally at our fingertips, the means to turn imagination into reality. Once the “ink is dry”, the publish button pressed, characters, concepts, entire worlds are given life. How cool is that?! And what better platform to introduce characters, stories and poetry than in a blog hop. Feedback/reaction? You got it. Circulation/sharing? You got it. If you don’t have a SSS but you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a quick read…you got it. There’s a standing invitation so don’t be shy. We’d love to hear from you. Write on 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 and link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD:  DESIGN

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“That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” – Tim O’Brien

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Just this side of the noontime hour, may I present the prompt word for the next edition of Six Sentence Stories. I’d like to believe it was by
(this week’s prompt word) that I chose this week’s prompt word as it was between it and another that waved high enough to catch my eye 🙂 Enjoy the journey this week’s prompt takes you and I’ll meet everyone back here on Thursday!

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:  DESIGN

“Good things, when short, are twice as good.” Baltasar Gracián 

 

Love Infinite. It’s a 6.

Brad and Jenny, their friendship forged conquering new worlds and planets, building secret tree forts and trading match box cars, were 6 when they made a pledge.

On a perfect autumnal October afternoon, leaves loudly crunching underfoot as they ran, the 2 children finally stood at the rotund base of their favorite oak tree in the woods behind where they lived and promised to marry each other when they grew up.

The years passed through braces and driving school, prom and puberty until one day Brad and Jenny found themselves becoming more than best friends and now, 4 years of high school had passed as if they were 4 weeks; with the prospective futures of the two sweethearts current topics around their respective dinner tables, neither Brad nor Jenny ever considered going to different colleges.

Jenny was accepted to Savannah Arts Academy and Brad, at his parents insistence, would attend Brown University; as much as they tried to keep their relationship on track, life and distance took it’s toll as the once self betrothed best friends found themselves drifting on an ocean of day to day that turned into year to year that brought them now, to a very definitive ending.

The service was surreal, death is surreal, so many friends from years gone by, so many familiar faces, Jenny was overwhelmed, how did this happen, how did life not go according to our plan? As she grieved silently, she felt a light touch on her forearm as Brad’s widow, sorrow sad smile hanging from her face, handed Jenny an envelope with her name on it and from which Jenny removed a crisply folded note that read:
I’ll be waiting for you at the oak tree, Love Brad.”

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome everyone to GirlieOnTheEdge and Thursday’s Six Sentence Stories! What is it? Why, it’s a writing challenge, a gathering, a community, a forum for sharing our creative selves in exactly 6 sentences. Every Sunday I post the prompt word (or cue word if you prefer). Using the prompt word, you are invited to write a piece of flash fiction, dream-write some poetry or select a scene from a work in progress. Sounds fun doesn’t it?
If you haven’t yet participated in this weekly writing challenge of all writing challenges, why not join us this week? We’d love to read you. I’ll meet everyone back here soon!

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

PROMPT WORD:  NOTE

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“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.”Natalie Goldberg

 

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome everyone to GirlieOnTheEdge. A growing number of you know that Sunday is when the prompt word to use for the Thursday blog hop Six Sentence Stories is posted. On Thursday, writers return here, link their stories, poems or excerpts from a current or past wip. The rules of the hop are posted right down there…see? A simple, albeit not always easy, writing challenge (so says this writer, lol) I will attest to it’s being a whole lot of fun and informative too! There’s an amazing array of talent out there on the interweb and each week, Thursday through Tuesday, you can find it gathered here in this place, the “Edge. I would love for you to join in this week. Any questions, ask away! In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll be reading 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:  NOTE

“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.”
Chinua Achebe

Of Ear worms and Life. It’s a 6.

As if the cloudy thin film of a cataract had been removed from her mind’s eye, the significance struck her square upside the head as she bustled about pre-dawn preparations for her morning commute. “This“, she whimsically said to herself, “might prove valuable, if not entertaining“.

Analyzing her dreams was a favorite pastime; although she had not done so recently, she admitted to reaping not insignificant benefit from indulging in a Freud meets Jung meets Rogers soul search on occasion and thought this new development (of a daily ear worm) on par. Substituting snippets of song lyrics playing on a semi-perpetual loop for dreams, she mused momentarily (only half convincing herself) that she’d discovered another tool by which to decipher the answers to a myriad of questions she asked herself daily. Considering herself self-evolving, she accepted the challenge of exploring another avenue by which to guide her journey, her travels over roads, literal and figurative, in hopes that one day she would discover the map that has eluded her thus far.

Her true home, her north star always, was near the water, salt water in particular, even more precisely, the beach; acting on instinct, she called into work, hurriedly changed out of her work clothes, loaded the car’s 6 disc changer and headed for the coast, today’s ear worm queued .. “And do you feel scared, I do But I won’t stop and falter And if we threw it all away Things can only get better, whoah, whoah whoah, oh…”

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