Personal Realities and Acting 101. It’s a 6.

The protagonist from last week’s Six Sentence Story showed up again. What could I say? Couldn’t shut the door in his face, now could I?  

Too much Jack the night before left my reflexes about 20 miles west of the Hudson River. I reached for the screaming, Sonic Alert Sonic Bomb to hit snooze for the 11th time but instead knocked it to the hardwood; true to the clock’s name, the sound of it hitting the floor echoed like a jetliner crashing the Grand Canyon.

Johnny’s stays open until 4:00 am; I left at 5. Over the last few years, I’d gotten to know a couple of the bartenders and familiarity, if not friendship, bent the rules on more than once occasion. I’d been stoked from the audition, reeling from the high of being “on”, of having the out of body experience of walking through someone else’s reality so completely, totally lost in the script, it took hearing “Cut!” to bring my focus back to present reality and that, is some cool shit. 

Big contrast to when my agent called me 2 weeks earlier to say she’d gotten me an audition for a small part in a movie and I broke out in a cold sweat, my stomach doing a swan dive off a cliff I don’t recall climbing and thinking.. this is it, this is real, this isn’t just me in my head anymore believing I can act, this is…

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Six Sentence Stories May 9, 2019 edition. I  hope today’s post finds everyone in good writing spirits and that your muses have been working overtime 🙂  Word count. Everyone’s nightmare at some point, right? Well, if you haven’t written a SSS yet, give it a shot. You’ll be surprised at how self aware you can become in/about the writing process. It’s either an exercise in creative punctuation or an exercise in extreme editing! Whatever it may be for you, we hope you join in this week. We’d love to read you 😀

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: FOCUS

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“By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.”
Jean Baptiste Girard

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome everyone, to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Sunday reveal of the prompt word to use in the next edition of the writing challenge known as Six Sentence Stories. The prompt word is given each and every Sunday to simmer and soak in cauldrons of imagination. Dinner party is this Thursday however, there is early seating Wednesday evening. So, if your imaginations need sating, please join us at our table. A feast enjoyed by many, you’ll find we have an expansive menu. Enjoy your day and have a stellar week!

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:  FOCUS

“As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“Just like Crosstown Traffic”. It’s a 6.

It’d appeared my footing wasn’t as stable as I’d come to believe, and because believing was the one thing I needed to keep doing, I never saw the train until it hit. A committed relationship had not been part of my immediate “plan”; like a panhandler working the corner of yesterday and today, I kept asking the same question – how did I get here?

…I was coming off a late audition in the West Village, heading to Johnny’s Bar on Greenwich Ave., when the heavens opened up and Zeus let loose a wrath of rain. Jada in casting had given me the wink/nod when I left, and secure enough in myself to appreciate her gesture, decided better to look like a 1950’s movie gangster than get soaked to the bone.

Collar up, fedora strategically pulled over my face, I made a beeline toward the bar’s door, never seeing the woman rushing out -“Hey, don’t bogart the door! Can’t you see I’m in a hurry G man?” Her name was Rowena.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Words. Used individually or grouped, they are the means by which writers communicate.  Words deliver joy and delight, engender sorrow and sadness, provide adventure and thrill, instill fear and uncertainty, offer comfort and escape. Words encourage and motivate, enlighten and stimulate. Words are simply like the air we breath. Whether you contribute a Six Sentence Story this week or stop by for a quick read, enjoy the challenge proffered each week to writers everywhere. I’ll read you soon, my friends. 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 WORDSTABLE

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“All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.”
Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. The prompt word comes to you a tad later than is usual but not to worry! If you’re geared up today or are inclined to wait a little later in the week, I’ve got you covered for this week’s upcoming edition of  Six Sentence Stories.  Today’s word, for whatever reason, appeared quite unexpectedly, attractively wrapped, with note reading “pick me! pick me!”.  Enjoy your week everyone and enjoy writing your Six Sentence story, poem, memoir-ette, wip or ditty! 😀

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:  STABLE

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

Flash Drive. It’s a 6.

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. As has been the pattern lo these last 2 weeks (call me last minute mama), the “idea for my 6” burst through the door of my cranium somewhere around 7:30 am this morning while driving to work. Wha-hut?! I haven’t written an acrostic since my early school days so not sure if I’m doing this right, lol. As an homage to National Poetry Month, let’s hope my piece qualifies as an acrostic, free verse poem. What say you, Lisa?! You be up on the poetry big time 🙂

May it never stray so far the stars appear as strangers..

Energize and elevate in times of solitude..

Motivate with reminders of strength and immediacy of the day..

Offer blankets of comfort when none can be found elsewhere..

Reinforce only the positive, refusing to indulge the negative..

Yield to infinite possibility, resisting scavengers of time..

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