It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Well, well, welly…. Change? I can roll with most anything. Most of the time. The folks at WordPress tried to get me to update and use Block Editor. No thank you. Right TVTA? 😀 Now they’re at it again having converted everything in my dashboard to the block party format but hey, enough of the silly complaining. Get over it you say? Absolutely! Give me a few minutes though – or at least until I finish this post because….this post isn’t about me. It’s about all of you! And this place, GirlieOnTheEdge, the portal to Six Sentence Stories. A realm where 6 and only 6 sentence stories, poetry and  fictional, fantastical and fabulous tales roam. A place of community and creativity. We’d love to read you. 

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDSERVICE

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Good writing is like a windowpane.” – George Orwell

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
This week’s prompt word came to mind in a half sleep. Far be it for me to question thoughts emanating from my semi-conscious brain, right? At least when it comes to
Six Sentence Stories, lol. Which raises the question: if a word can come to mind during the in-between time of waking and slumber, during those minutes or moments before we step off the ledge into total unconsciousness (known as hypnopompia, not to be confused with hypnagogia), then surely there are stories lying in wait there as well. Wherever you find your ideas and storylines or wherever you meet your characters, consider sharing them here at the weekly writing challenge that is Six Sentence Stories. The only requirement is to present your story, poem, or next scene in your serial story or book, in exactly 6 sentences. Link it at this Wednesday’s evening post and let the reading begin. We hope you’ll join us.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDSERVICE

One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.” – Lawrence Block

Eagle and Hawk. It’s a 6.

The two separated by fate and circumstance, longing and desire insufficient to alter what came to be. Going around and around and ’round, timeless circling above – patient vultures, messengers without direction.

Immersed in stress, self doubt achieving dominion, forward momentum adrift, scattered to the four winds. Nothing left now but life’s filter to sift the debris until clarity achieved.

Emboldened and airborne, desire driving the instinct for survival, thrust lifts them to extraordinary heights, a landscape is revealed. They soar….

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
“Ya ever have one of those days?” A simple phrase, yet when spoken as a rhetorical question, conveys so much, lol. Written or verbal, those 7 words accords us a glimpse into the kind of day the speaker had without giving us any specific details. A colloquial expression, the inference is crystal clear…not a good day! Words alone are not magic. Words grouped in sentences, now that’s a different story. And speaking of…. why not group sufficient words to construct precisely 6 sentences and tell us a story, share a poem, or invite us to read the newest installment from your latest book or serial.
Share some magic 🙂

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD FILTER

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” J.R.R. Tolkien


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
It’s here. Like it or not. Unless you live in certain states, territories or countries that do not follow it. Daylight Savings Time. We may have lost an hour of sleep but what have we gained? Longer days! At least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, well you folks are on your way to fall and winter. Regardless of season, length of day, writing occurs. At all hours of the day and night. I can’t help wonder: do the seasons affect our writing? As we begin a new week, we have the opportunity for a new challenge, using a new prompt word. Where will it takes us? Let us know. Write 6 and only 6 sentences, come back beginning this Wednesday evening and link your story. Or poem. Or next scene in your fabulous serial story. We’re here always, night or day, in all seasons. Welcome to Six Sentence Stories.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD: FILTER 

The artist, and particularly the poet, is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love and the voice of art.”
– Federico García-Lorca

Maiden Walk-a-bout. It’s a 6.

Azured bluebell sky bows in deference to westward leaning winds, calming now to barely baby’s breath hush. High, high above, heaven’s sun struggles against daunting forces; undeterred, stokes the fire of burgeoning desire to erupt full-on Spring, efforts thwarted. Mid-thermometer March persists, standing steadfast bathed in crystalline brilliance, luminosity satisfactory substitute for bountiful warmth. Walk-a-bout journey hastened by pungent aromas of cut wood and hints of moistened earth, newly appointed beds lie in wait for colorful expectations. Solitary canine bays in the distance, call echoing wild to wilderness. Let the season transform…

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Reasons. No, not the very fine song by Earth Wind and Fire. Rather, the reasons we do what we do. The reasons to get out of bed every day. Drive. No, not the very fine song by R.E.M. Rather, what drives us. To write. To participate. Each of us has a creative streak running through us that pushes and pulls, stretches our hearts and minds, our sense of humor, like melting salt water taffy at the Jersey Shore, insisting we manifest that creativity through written word. Words lined up in an orderly fashion (alright! I won’t mention the very fine song by David Bowie 😆). Our challenge at Six Sentence Stories is to write those words in precisely 6 sentences and then link them here. Capice?

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD JOURNEY

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I couldn’t live a week without a private library–indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1,500 or so books I possess.”
– H. P. Lovecraft

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Close your eyes. Inhale deeply, exhale slowly… use your vehicle of choice and travel to the place where the door stands slightly ajar. Reach out, push the door open slowly. Listen for the lowing of words wandering plain and field until you hear the ones that call to you. Gather them, arrange them such so that you have 6 sentences. Herd them into the corral that is Inlinz in this coming Wednesday’s  It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up post. There, we’ll ride through creative landscapes one Six Sentence Story at a time.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD JOURNEY

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.” ―  Ursula Le Guin

Forever Young. It’s a 6.

“Bu-u-t mo—o-m! I really, really want to go! “

“Your father and I aren’t too keen on letting you go into the city to see a major rock concert – you’re only 10 years old; it’s no place for a kid.”

“But, Mom, I wouldn’t be goin’ by myself, your sister’s going to take me and she’s an adult!”

Caught in the middle of youth’s persuasion, too far past the red light to stop, I played the almost impartial mediator, “ya know, there’s a famous theory espousing the benefits of music on the developing mind of a child; on top of that, he’d be gaining first hand, educational insight into an aspect of today’s youth culture, (*smiling*) besides Sis, his friends would think he was really cool. Don’t worry, you know I wouldn’t let anything happen to him.” 

–  We often never know life’s defining moments until the finger of retrospect taps us on the shoulder pointing to the moments of how we came to be. –

[Editor’s note: music video contains language that may be offensive to some.]

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
March. Where I live, it came in like a lion. I fully expect, as the saying goes, for it to go out like a lamb. But it’s still early, so time will tell.  Speaking of early – tonight, if you have your Six Sentence Story written, you can link it up via that blue Inlinkz party box below and get the proverbial word ball going. Requirements? Simple! Write a story, poem, soc or the latest scene from your next novel, play, short story or ongoing serial and as long as it’s exactly 6 sentences, you’re golden! Please join us this week, Wednesday evening through late Saturday night, for an escapade through the ever changing landscape that is Six Sentence Stories. We’ll leave the light on.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link the URL to your post via the blue “Click here to enter” button below.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD:   THEORY

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti