Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”  Thank you, Mr. Burns, for providing the perfect line for how my day appears to be winding up, lol. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge.
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable, productive and pleasing weekend. Sunday is word prompt day for the next Six Sentence Story Thursday. Everyone ready? Excellent!

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 🙂

CUE WORD: MAILBOX

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. ~ Jules Renard

Soon there will be a TToT…don’t you know…

Good morning. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Intent. Sometimes it manifests as originally conceived and other times it gets hijacked. What do you do then? Run with it baby, run.

It’s all of a Saturday and time to join in the fun of the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop. Hosted by the lovely and magical Kristi of Thankful Me, it appears I was absent the day she invited everyone to Reunion Month. It still being August (I’m hopelessly hoping August can/will last another 6 weeks…) I’m crashing the party.

TF  Quentin Tarantino movies. Who doesn’t love them 😀

TF  For continuing to participate, albeit minimally these last couple of years, in the virtual world. There are so many people I’ve come to know, whose experiences, words of wisdom, creative writing, encourage me.

TF  I’m thankful today is a cloudy day. I was a little afraid to write those words, lol, but it’s true. I have every intention of washing the car today so, since I don’t have shade, cloud cover will do!

TF  Libraries. They are a valuable resource for so many reasons. Access to the internet is a most wonderful thing, but sometimes nothing beats walking around and wandering in a good “old fashioned” brick and mortar library.

TF  Safe travels for family members as they travel the skies and roadways. If you want to read an incredible “damn, that was a close call” story, check out Kristi’s Six Sentence Story. Only you need to click on the link for the full story. And that’s all I’m gonna say!

TF  For co-workers sharing the labors of their garden. Nothing like fresh veggies from the garden 🙂

TF x 2  the Wakefield Doctrine. And Clark, for not only sharing a perspective that has enabled me to make sense of things, of life but also for his example of what the discipline of daily practice and persistence can accomplish.

TF  Kind of a hypo-grat but, thankful that the blood vessel that burst in my eye wasn’t as bad as in the past. Still, damn ugly and weird to have your eye look like it’s bleeding. And why is it always my right eye??

TF  For waking up today. It’s another opportunity. And reminder that any day may be a last opportunity. So what about it? Let’s make it the best day, shall we?…

The Real Deal. It’s a 6.

Words lately have been playing hide and seek, teasing me, peeking out from around a corner of my imagination. Before I can reach out and grab them, they disappear! Like errant children outrunning their grandmother in the park, they are immune to the treats offered in hopes of enticing them closer. I sit, a heavier person, waiting for my words…Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge.

“Jersey Mike”, (what we call the new division commander behind his back), who has a not so secret propensity for the obscure, loves the Three Stooges and Benny Hill, and can drink anyone in the precinct under the table, had been on a 2 week rampage striking more than a little fear in the hearts of a few of the new recruits.

 

Callahan! Inspector Callahan?!”

 

From my first day as detective in the homicide division, Capt. Burkett looked for any excuse to yell if he needed to see me – didn’t call me on the phone, didn’t walk over to my desk, just stood in the doorway to his “The Office” looking office and screamed my name.

 

Up until making the switch to homicide, I indulged the occasional jokes, never once cursed my parents for being so lame as to name me after one of their favorite movie characters but this afternoon I was beginning to rethink their anniversary gift.

 

“Hey, Callahan, just got word the perp who shot Antonio Pagliano last month, yeah, your first collar, walked on a technicality yesterday and in less than 24 hours has found himself a resident of our local morgue. I need you and Biz Markie over there go see what you can dig up, capiche? 

 

My boss is a good cop, decent detective, and a surprisingly effective leader, but sometimes…sometimes he really gets under my skin.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. What feeds your imagination? Or, is the question more properly asked, what does your imagination enjoy consuming? Imagination is a constant. Unbidden, it may whisper, yell, knock on mind’s back door or gently beckon with soothing invitation. However you have come by your words, slowly, deliberately, serendipitously, please share them in the blog hop of all blog hops, Six Sentence Stories. Rules are few. Rules are simple. Cheers to imagination! Cheers to all 🙂

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 🙂

CUE WORD:  FEAR

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. ~ Tom Clancy

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Friendship. Loyalty. Solidarity. Commodities. Some of us possess them now. Some of us aspire to cultivate them. Life is funny in a way that, while not always presented in obvious or humorous ways, reveals those very commodities where perhaps we least expect them. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s Six Sentence Story word prompt.

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 🙂

CUE WORD: FEAR

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”
—Elmore Leonard

Home Again. It’s a 6

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It is all of a Thursday evening and I’ve noticed a growing consensus regarding the passage of time. In particular, the month of July. Barely mourned, it seems the lamentation has poured over to the month of August which I daresay is running wild. Somebody, please pull on those reins just a bit? I am not ready to relinquish summer!! Since we are on the topic of runaway time trains, it appears we’ve arrived once again for another gathering of Six Sentence Stories

Silence was the sign as no response was the signal, the doors had been locked from the inside.

A personal abode, shuttered, weather worn, secure against the contrary, it was safety from within.

Sad solitude surrounded her, blanketed her, spared her the supercilious stares that inevitably came her way whenever she ventured into town.     

It had been many a year since anyone saw her as other than who she became. Circumstance or fate? they would wonder, their gossip idling like a car engine warming on an early winter morning.

Her story, now considered legend among the annals of local folklore, had evolved over time, magically morphing into a tale more fantastic with each telling.

She was in fact, the last descendant of the Wilkins family, the original founders of the sleepy little town known as Sunnydale, CA… 

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”

I have a feeling a great many of you know this quote. Unfortunately, for me, this book is still on my reading list! Hello everyone, welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Six Sentence Stories. I stumbled upon that quote and it quite reminded me that writing a SSS is a bit like that. Start at some sort of beginning, then stop….then, if you must, whittle the story down to six sentences and you have yourself a story for this most wonderful of blog hops 🙂

Rules of the road:
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 🙂

CUE WORDSIGN

Writing is both mask and unveiling~ E.B. White