I’ts Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I’m pretty upbeat this week and can’t wait to get this link up and out there. Everybody knows Thursday is party day 😀 So what say, we all meet up here for another round of Six Sentence Stories!! BYOS, have a ball and if you’ve got any friends want to join…send ’em on over!

House rules? Easy peasy:
Write a story, poem, snippet from a “wip”, whateva your muse insists on.
Write only 6 sentences, no more, no less.
Use this week’s cue word.
Write in any genre.
Click on that frog link and get ready to read 🙂

CUE WORD SINGLE

The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.
– Tom Waits

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Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hello. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Everyone ready for another round of Six Sentence Stories? Excellent! Sunday is the day I post the cue word for the up coming Six Sentence Story Thursday blog hop. So, while the link from last week’s hop is still open, below is the new cue word for this week.

Everyone familiar with the rules? Re-cap? Sure:
Write a story, a poem, whatever/whoever inspires or speaks to you.
Write only 6 sentences, no more, no less.
Use this week’s cue word.
Write in any genre.
Link up, read, enjoy, escape, learn.

CUE WORD SINGLE

All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
– Somerset Maugham

 

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday! Link Up!

Hi everybody! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another week of Six Sentence Stories. Everyone ready? If not, no worries. The link stays open until late next Tuesday night. We always leave the light on for late arrivals 🙂

House rules are simple enough to follow:
Write a story, a poem, whatever/whoever inspires or speaks to you.
Write only 6 sentences, no more, no less.
Use this week’s cue word.
Write in any genre.
Click the frog and start hopping!

CUE WORD
TRACK

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!
– Ray Bradbury

Six Sentence Story, Sunday word prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I know I say it every week but still…I cannot believe it’s already Sunday evening and time to post another cue word for this week’s upcoming Six Sentence Story Thursday.

Participation is simple, easy as pie. All we ask of you is:
6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Written in any genre.
Use the cue/prompt word.
Return here Thursday, link your post.
Sit back and read, enjoy, share and have fun!

CUE WORD TRACK

Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
– Jane Yolen

Sunday, 1st or last day of the Week? Neither. It’s TToT Day!

Good morning everyone and welcome to my humble abode, GirlieOnTheEdge. Seems I don’t quite have a handle on the time thing yet. Thankfully, both the Six Sentence Stories and Ten Things of Thankful blog hops allow for those who oversleep and such. Thank you and thank you Josie! she who is on vacation at….the beach.

Jealous I am of Ms. Two Shoes as the beach is like the air to me. I’ve been suffocating a long time but luckily I have some tanks filled with other, substitute like things, that keep me going 🙂 So, in no particular order of happening or priority, forward ho!

TToT  I am most thankful that I am not bedridden. I am thankful that I have acknowledged the wake up call and confident I will act upon it. As a clark, all things are of the future. Oh, we mean well and all and we can be quite spontaneous and in the moment but….there is a tendency to indulge a tad too much in the concept of our own mortality. See, being forever young, we often forget that there is an end date. An end date unknown. That unknown date must be remembered.

TToT  You ask about the bedridden? Friday, as I was putting on my jeans (thank goodness it was casual Friday at the office), the spring located in the lower lumbar region of my back (is there a lower lumbar region? or is it all the lumbar region?) broke, popped, and otherwise put me on my knees. Dammit! I’ll be late to work.

TToT  I’m thankful that yesterday was so beautiful. Was booked from morning to early afternoon. Hair appointment, lunch with a friend and former co-worker.

TToT  Speaking of hair. I’m pretty fortunate my hair stylist is a clark. Sometimes she’s chatty, sometimes I am and sometimes we’re both pretty quiet. Yesterday? Yesterday, we both had our secondary scottian aspects flailing about the salon. I guess I don’t have to tell you that my hair came out a little…different lol

TToT  Small, kind gestures from strangers. The gestures of which I speak occurred in the same location, in 2 consecutive weeks. I buy my fruits and vegetables from a Korean market not far from where I live. Most of the folks who patronize this particular market speak English as a second language or not at all. Korean and Spanish are their first languages. Why is this important? Because it’s a reminder that gestures transcend words, language. (damn, here’s another long assed thankful. did you grab a beverage? good) In both instances, I was standing in front of the apple bins having just taken a plastic bag off the roll so I could fill it with Fuji and Honey Crisp goodness. Well, the bag would not separate at the top! I tried rubbing it between my palms – nothing. I tried and tried, standing semi-patiently but knowing in retrospect my face was telling a different story. Totally oblivious to my surroundings, I looked up to see one of the store workers who had been across the aisle unloading a pallet of bananas, standing in front of me, hand outstretched, a plastic bag open and at the ready. No words except a smile and thank you from me. The following week, same damn thing in the same place only this time? I was well aware of frowning and may even have been muttering to myself lol. A few minutes earlier, I had noticed a couple and their son who I guessed to be about 20 shopping together. They were speaking Spanish.  It’s kind of a cramped market, not a lot of room in the aisles so I smiled and squeezed by them to get to the apples. Once again, oblivious to the world around me, focusing solely on getting a stupid plastic bag open so I could load it with said apples, I look up to see the young man. He’d come around from the other side of the bins. He stood there silently, smiling, holding an open plastic bag for me. I returned his smile and thanked him. Kindness. It doesn’t need translation.

TToT  That I’ve found a suitable spot to place my laptop to that I may type standing up. You who’ve had the back thing know – it’s either standing, walking or lying flat on the floor, however it takes to feel better. I’m typing tall today, people 😀

TToT  the Wakefield Doctrine.

TToT  While an oft cited thankful, I’m very thankful for the internet, for having a laptop, for having access to so much more of the world than I could ever imagine.

TToT  For you all.

TToT  This day. Another opportunity… my challenge. 

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday!

Hi everyone and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories. Nice turn out last week! I hope you all can make it again this week. If you know anyone who might enjoy the challenge of a SSS, invite them to join in! The more the merrier 🙂

Hop Rules:
Write 6 sentences. No more. No less.
Use the week’s cue word.
Genre is writer’s choice, as is form – story, poem, prose..whatever your muse feeds you!
Link up via Blue Frog Man below and begin your journey.

CUE WORDHATCH

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.
– Henry David Thoreau

 

Sunday Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hello and welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Did you have an enjoyable weekend? I hope so! Way too short aren’t they? 🙂 It being Sunday, it’s time to gear up for another round of Six Sentence Stories. Please join us back here at my place, this Thursday and link up your stories. Rules are the same:

6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Written in any genre.
Use the cue word however it works for you.
Link up on Thursday.
Read, enjoy, have fun!

CUE WORDHATCH

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath