Cigarettes, booze & birthdays. It’s a 6.

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Get the hell out of my way!!! screamed the tiny woman hunched over the wheel of the ’76 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, her 1960’s beehive, almost touching the headliner, gave her the appearance of being taller than the 5’2″ showing on her driver’s license.

Peeling out of the palmetto lined gravel parking lot like the proverbial bat out of hell, the crystal blue firemist metallic relic of a sedan left a comet tail of dust behind it thicker than LA smog rising so quickly, the driver could barely spot the sign for the 7 Star Convenience Store in her rear view mirror, her focus intent on the road ahead and getting home as quickly as possible.

Myra was making her Wednesday afternoon trip to the “scary store”, (a local nickname for the 7 Star, it wasn’t really scary, well, maybe just a little) for the usual cigarettes, beer and lotto ticket and had just pulled up when she got a text from her neighbor Delores –
Get home quick Myra, I think someone’s breaking into your house!”

Just what I need today, of all days…someone breaking into my house on my birthday?!

Myra made no effort to be quiet, screeching tires on the driveway, she pulled right up to the front door of the yellow stucco cottage with green trimmed windows; fueled by anger and a little fear, she jumped out of the car and ran straight through the front door and into her living room not knowing what to expect and was shocked to see a room full of people shouting “Surprise! Happy Birthday!

Subsiding slowly, shock gave way to relief and as Myra, still somewhat stunned, searched the smiling faces, she found the one she knew was responsible…”Delores, kind friend, I know you meant well, but you damned near gave me a heart attack”!

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s here! The link for this week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop is live! How about you? Ready to link up your story? No? Not yet? We’ll wait! You’ve got plenty of time to post…like the next 6 days 😀 So note to readers: Don’t forget to check back every now and then. It’s not uncommon for folks to link up come Friday and into the weekend. OK, everyone! Queue up and we’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 🙂

CUE WORD: KIND

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”
– Anne Frank

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome, benvenuto, स्वागत हे, bem vinda to GirlieOnTheEdge. Today is the day of the week when I post the prompt word for the upcoming edition of Thursday’s Six Sentence Stories. I’m reminded, amidst the hustle and bustle of this time of year, how easily we can succumb to the pressure and stress of expectations. Expectations of family, work, friends….it can be overwhelming at times, non? So what can we do about the associative stress of the “season”? Write! What better catharsis than typing words until people emerge, a story line develops and you suddenly find yourself taking dictation from the characters inhabiting your imagination 🙂 Have a most excellent week! 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 🙂

CUE WORD: KIND

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” — Vladimir Nabokov

Flight Plan or Life Plan. It’s a 6.

You guys waited up? Thanks! Better a little late than not at all, eh? 😀 Anyone else still working on last week’s Six Sentence Story – no worries. Link doesn’t close until this coming Tuesday 🙂

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Dalida Caron, wrapped in a Morgan Lane lavender silk charmeuse cocoon, snuggled under 2 thermal blankets and a duvet, white pillows piled high around her on the antique mahogany 4 poster like marshmallows on a graham cracker; unable to keep herself from sailing down the slumber slide one more time, she reached over and hit the snooze button again, her sleep addled brain struggling to remember today was the first day at her new job, the first day at what she hoped was the beginning of an exhilarating new chapter in her life…

Tous les sièges dans leurs positions droites, maintenant!” / “All seats and tray tables in their upright positions, now! 

Fledgling flight attendant barely 6 hours, Dalida had no doubt today was not simply the first day of her new job, it was also going to be her last day, that is, if the plane pulled through these last squalls and landed safely, squalls by the way, not a single weather person had forecast for this morning’s 8:00 a.m. Charles de Gaulle / JFK run, light turbulence ma pied!

Chris Brentwood, a graduate of New York University (one of the best law schools on the East Coast) and one of Morris & McVeigh, LLP;s newest tax attorneys, finished his post workout coffee and was enjoying the last of a small basket of croissants and jam when the hotel phone began to ring; reaching over to answer, he smiled, as no doubt it was the front desk letting him know the limo was out front waiting to take him to Charles de Gaulle for the 8:00 am to New York – he just knew this was the beginning of an exhilarating new chapter in his life.

For the third time in less than 30 minutes, the plane lurched violently to the left, and Dalida, having already lost her questionable footing, went sprawling free-fall for what felt an eternity disguised as seconds, landing unceremoniously onto the lap of the very attractive man sitting in the aisle seat of Row 3;  tangled up momentarily, trying to disentangle themselves, the two locked eyes and smiled.

“Having a rough day?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge.  Every Thursday I host the blog hop Six Sentence Stories. As the rules below indicate, the challenge is simple. But not always easy, lol. You are tasked to write a story (poetry also welcome!) in 6 Sentences. Pour moi, writing Six Sentence Stories has been an evolving process, a continuing challenge, an opportunity for me to improve my writing skills…. and! it’s a whole lot of fun! Which is what I hope this hop offers you as well 🙂 If you have a character that’s been bugging the heck out of you or you’ve just completed the latest chapter of a work in progress (wip) and want to give us a sampling, anything, then stop on by and link up a 6! I’ve got to run now, but I’ll read you all 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 🙂

CUE WORDUPRIGHT

“If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
— Albert Einstein, physicist

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Good day and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and today’s reveal of the prompt word for this week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. The month of December seems to have arrived in a hurry! For some, ’tis the season of hustle, bustle and celebration and I’m reminded how writing can be an instrument for calm, a vehicle for catharsis so… if you find yourself running around, trying to catch your breath, write! Hope you’ll take a moment this week and join in the fun of Six Sentence Stories 🙂

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: UPRIGHT

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
– William H. Gass