Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the first post summer edition of Six Sentence Stories. Say what?! Gorgeous day here in the mid-Atlantic region. Sun reigns, subjects pay homage and bask in it’s glory. That is why we’re getting straight to it today 🙂 Wonderful stories last week! A warm welcome to a couple of new folks, Chelsea and Mr. B. Fleas. Hop rules are simple, always posted below. Return here Thursday (or Wednesday evening, doors open early) and click on the Inlinkz button. That’s it in a nutshell. Looking forward to the next batch of Sentences. Have a wonderful week everyone!

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:  SIMPLE

“Writing well means never having to say, “I guess you had to be there.” 
― Jef Mallett

Now of the whole. It’s a 6.

Funny, she didn’t remember driving here….but here she was, having walked the only clear path to the entrance of the lakeside cottage, her frigid winter breaths staccato beats on the peeling red of the front door (she knew no one would answer), she trembled slightly turning the unlocked door handle.

Grey, weathered, mirror image of her self, the cedar board structure had become more hillside, less lakeside, settling and bending under the weight of time, life’s toll exacted, the surrounding trees pillowed and supported it, much like the curve of a mother’s arms protecting her frightened child.

Memories burst through the front door along side her and flooded the great room with nostalgia thicker than the years of accumulated dust that clung to the furniture covers, clouding her eyes even more than the recently diagnosed glaucoma; yet she felt as if her vision had never been clearer than at this very moment.

She wandered the cottage, moving leisurely from room to room smiling, she silently (for the most part) narrated while her mind’s movie projector replayed the take up reel, a sentimental showing of more years than not spent with the man who built this house for her, the man who never left her side, until death paid him a visit, stealing him before his time, before her time; she stopped smiling.

Leaning against the cold of the kitchen’s vintage, porcelain sink, she gazed out the window at a snow dusted still life, brush strokes of brown bark, intermittent pine needle green, the distant iced blue of the lake reflecting bits of shimmering mid-January sun, as beautiful a view now as it was 40 years ago; she turned toward the great room, the rocker by the sliding glass patio doors beckoning, and realized she needed to sit a while, close her eyes, rest and release some of the emotion of the day.

Funny, she didn’t remember waking up from her nap, let alone leaving the cottage, yet here she was, running down the branch strewn back path towards the dock with the agility of a 20 year old; so taken with this miraculous feeling, she hadn’t noticed the young man standing at the water’s edge; finally, their eyes met and he waited until she fell into his arms, their laughter echoing, wind whispering through the pines, we’re home.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Hello everyone! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge’s June 20, 2019 edition of Six Sentence Stories. I got to thinking about “mission statements” recently. As some of you know, I’m the 2nd successor host of this hop. Originated by Josie Two Shoes, she passed the torch to Zoe at Uncharted who, in turn, relinquished stewardship to me. While I can’t speak to Josie’s original “mission statement”, I’m confident it tracks closely to mine – to offer a vehicle by which writers can challenge themselves, gather in a central location, share their creativity and meet new people. Pretty cool, eh? 😀 Write well my friends, enjoy your process, the discovery of new characters and new places 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:  RELEASE

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“You know how writers are… they create themselves as they create their work. Or perhaps they create their work in order to create themselves.” 
― Orson Scott Card

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Time for another prompt word? Why yes! Today is Sunday which means time to prep for another edition of Six Sentence Stories.  Now, I don’t have to tell you all the attributes of writing. It’s a beautiful thing. And it’s frustrating as all get out sometimes! But in the end, when the final sentence is winding down, the last word written….well, no better feeling than that.  A work completed.  So what say? Join me and a global community of writers in this week’s Six Sentence Story writing challenge? I have to warn you: it is addictive 😀 Have a terrific week everyone and I’ll meet you all 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: RELEASE

“The characters in my novels are my own unrealised possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented.” 
― Milan Kundera

License and ID, please. It’s a 6.

I’m afraid God has denied your request for an extension, shelf life is shelf life, Mr. Sidenstricker. Miracles are granted only under certain, and extraordinary, circumstances.”

But you don’t understand, I still have way too much to do!”

Be that as it may, rules are rules and unless you’ve an argument so compelling as to move the Almighty, you’ll need to run along now; finish out your term.”

….. “Please, Dr. Gordon, give it to us straight, no need for sugarcoating, my siblings and I have been preparing for this moment for years.”

“Your great grandfather is in a coma; in spite of his excellent physical condition, remarkable for a man of 102, there’s little to no chance he’ll regain consciousness.”

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome, everybody! to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop!! Show of hands. Who’s new to Six Sentence Stories? Anyone? Bueller? No? Well, wh-y-y not?! You’re totally missing out on a fun way to socialize and (if needed) practice your craft at the same time. We all know what it takes to become a better writer. Practice. Like anything – woodworking, embroidery, learning a musical instrument – to get better takes practice. Consider joining in Six Sentences Stories like heading into your studio and setting up your easel or breaking out the loom or firing up the sound board. Come write with us. It’s good practice, a lot of fun and you never know who you might run into 😀 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: EXTENSION

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Click here to enter

“If you’re silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.”
― Alice Walker

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s posting of the prompt word for this week’s Six Sentence Stories!  Doubling like an oreo today, I joined in the festivities over to the Ten Things of Thankful 6th Anniversary Celebration. Check it out! In the meantime, it’s business as usual here at the ‘Edge. You guys ready to go another round of 6’s? I said…ARE. YOU. READY!!! What say we get right to posting this week’s prompt. Have a wonderful day today and I’ll see everyone later in the week! And hey, one of my thankfuls always, is you all. Thank you for joining me each week and sharing your creativity and humor 🙂

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:  EXTENSION

“The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” 
― Henry Green