Walking the Shores of Forever. It’s a 6.

The morning’s trip to the Dr.’s office had not gone well, the news not… good.

Silenced by the somber atmosphere that permeated the confines of the small examining room soon after their arrival, neither was much in the mood to return home and so, each reading the other’s mind, opted for a side trip to the beach, no place better to contemplate the serious matter put before them.

Being wintertime, it was as off season as you could get, and the 2 friends were able to enjoy a couple of solitary sun draped hours walking and frolicking (as if at their age you could call it “frolicking“) along the sandy stretch of New England coastline.

As the sun gracefully made its descent towards the azure/pink/purple of the horizon, they took their cue and reluctantly made their way towards the parking lot, silence sealing the moment, one more treasure collected.

Only a 10 minute drive home, wishful thoughts made it seem longer, and while the comfort that awaited them always brought a smile to their faces, they tried valiantly to delay the inevitable.

The small cottage came into view; gravel driveway lined by a flower garden long gone dormant, this was their buoy in oceans of uncertainty; turning off the engine she looked over to the passenger side seat, patient brown eyes staring into hers… “yes boy, we’re home now, let’s go get warm…

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Welcome to 2019 and welcome..
to the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. For those of you not familiar with the history of this hop, it was first the brainchild of one Josie Two Shoes who, after a time, handed the reigns to Zoe, of Uncharted fame. In March of last year, Zoe made the decision to relinquish her hosting duties and sought a successor to whom she might pass the baton. Enter moi. For some of us, the beginning of each new year brings with it an instinctive desire to change, improve, make strides forward or to….maybe just mix it up lol. Whatever your inclination, I hope you’ll consider joining us here at the ‘Edge each Thursday. I guarantee once you write that first Six, you’ll be hooked! Who’s ready to try something new 😀

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 WORDMATTER

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” – Franz Kafka

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Sunday Word Prompt. “Prompt?” you ask? Why yes! Today’s post reveals the prompt word to use in this coming week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Every Thursday you’re invited to engage in an exercise that challenges the imagination, tests your grammar skills! A hop that will lead you to a myriad of writing landscapes 😀 Sound fun? It is! Now, I’ve heard it said that the SSS is a “piece of cake” writing challenge, and I’ve also heard it lamented, “how can I get all that into 6 sentences?!” Only one way to find out what camp you’re in… So, to all the usual suspects here at the SSS, I’ll read you soon! Everyone else? We’ll be waiting 🙂

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 WORDMATTER

If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical.” – Terry Brooks

Sweet Doesn’t Come Without the Sour. It’s a 6.

“I don’t want to die Harriet! I don’t want to die!”

“Calm down Bernard, get ahold of yourself, you’re going to give yourself a meltdown.”

“How can I calm down Harriet when it’s looking like not only am I going to die but you are too, I mean how did this happen, when did this happen?!”

Harriet looked over at Bernard, love revealing his rough edges, the slow deterioration of age that, up until now, she refused to see; in her most soothing voice she said…”Bernard, listen to me – even if we’re both facing death, everyone knows it will be painless, instantaneous.”

Bernard clung to Harriet, she to her Bernard; in their final moments, each felt a gentle lifting upwards followed by a sensation of sudden free-fall and in seconds dissolved into black oblivion as one.

“Hey, honey, I just used the last 2 sugar cubes in my coffee, mind picking up some more while you’re out?”

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I’m all kindsa messed up with the days this week, lol. But thanks to Thursday’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop, I know that tonight is Wednesday, and time to post the link for opening day (or tonight for you early birds). There’s been some new “faces” out and about the 6 recently and I’d like to extend a warm welcome. If you haven’t yet given SSS a try, I hope you’ll come by this week, link up a poem or story or snippet from a work in progress and join in the fun. We’re pretty casual around here, no heavy duty rules, just a few simple ones, so if you’ve got some words itching to hit the white screen and you can round ’em up in exactly 6 sentences, swing back by and link up! But no pressure to pub if you’re just of a mind to take a load off and do some reading, commenting and such. OK. Gotta run!  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: SUGAR

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

 

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop and this week’s prompt word post! Many thanks to Paul at Redneck Latte Ravings for slipping his suggested prompt word into a comment here at the Edge. Good work, sir 😀 I hope everyone finds it as inspiring as I did. So, without further ado, may I present this week’s prompt word…. and the few, simple hop rules 🙂 Read you soon 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 🙂

CUE WORD: SUGAR

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.”  -Richard Wright.

 

 

Officially Unofficial, it’s a TToT

The morning has dressed for Winter. Blue sky trimmed with bands of wrinkled white clouds their bellies lined grey, it is the first full day after the official beginning of Winter. That is where I beg to differ. The way I see it? This is the first unofficial first day of Winter’s end. That’s right, lol. Just go ask Clark. He’ll tell you unequivocally, Winter is over. Go ‘head. Dare you 😀

I woke this morning fairly early for a day I could sleep in. Not only Saturday, it’s the Saturday before Christmas and the beginning of a mini-vacation. I don’t have to return to work until next Wednesday. Sweet. A longtime believer in the body knows first, I was pouring my second mug of go-go juice, when I was accosted by a few creative “punks” taunting, “Gee, Denise, no pressure, why not sit and write a spell, huh?, huh?” Floating in a pressure free zone, they knew words tended to coalesce easier, you know, when they don’t have to appear. When they don’t need to perform.

Now what?! Seems I’ve scared them away. No nevermind. Cat’s out of the bag. I’m on alert now! (and no. won’t give in to the notion I’ve “wrecked it somehow”). Since I’m also one to not (intentionally) follow convention, not naturally blend in, I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to some folks and to shout out to the Universe my appreciation in this official, unofficial TToT:

Kristi, creator of Thankful Me. Even though we be on holiday hiatus, thank you for bringing us all the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop.

Clark. For the Wakefield Doctrine and providing living proof that commitment and practice produces results.

Zoe. She handed me the baton and challenged me to lead the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. I’m thankful she did!

Six Sentence Story current (and past and on hiatus) participating writers: Mimi, Paul, Reena, Clark, Deepa, Pat, Dark Netizen, Neel, Rene, D. Avery, Sa, Ira, Deborah Lee, Val, Lisa, Kristi, Dyanne…I know I’m leaving someone out – my apologies! Bottom line: I totally enjoy bringing everyone the writing challenge that is the SSS and so appreciate reading your work. It’s not only an entertaining endeavor, it’s an opportunity to learn, to discover, and to enjoy getting to know people I’d otherwise never know!

Cynthia aka Sageleaf of Intuitive and Spiritual. She is a bright, shining beacon for my people 🙂 Talented and creative, I’m lucky to call her friend.

The Internet/Techonology. See above!

Family. In all its iterations.

For a warm place to live, transportation to take me where I want/need to be.

Health, vitality, opportunity to increase both.

This day…This day, my gift…This day my opportunity…This day, my only day.

Thank you all for giving me a bigger world.