It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
So here’s the scoop: in an effort to engage in optimal time management, I began to write this post on Monday evening. Writing, persisting in typing words I liked and thought you might enjoy however… I never found those words as my eyes began to get very heavy until sleep stealthily swept in threatening to take me. So, here I sit. Today, Wednesday. At my desk at work, looking out my office window on a blue sky day. Yes, today, tonight, is when the doors open to Six Sentence Stories and the Six Sentence Café and Bistro! We hope you’ll join us this week and share your creative selves by way of 6 and precisely 6 sentences. Genre is your choice. A poet at heart? Please, share with us your 6 sentences of poetry. Enjoy engaging in a bit of soc? By all means! Six Six Sentence Stories, a community of writers enjoying the art of writing. Read you soon?

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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDSTRIKE

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=c0efdbe6b4add43dd7efMost crime fiction, no matter how “hard-boiled” or bloodily forensic, is essentially sentimental, for most crime writers are disappointed romantics.” – John Banville

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
We continue this week with another writer suggested prompt word, courtesy of D. Avery of ShiftnShake. It is the 3rd of 4 suggestions made at the Wednesday night link post a few weeks ago. Thank you. Participation is good. It encourages the feeling of “being a part of” which even the most solitary among us surely enjoys. This week, as I’ve done since March 15, 2018, I invite writers everywhere to participate in the blog hop known as Six Sentence Stories. The challenge? To use the word given today and write precisely 6 sentences. Of what? You tell us – a story, guide us on a journey through poetry, submerge us in the next installment of your serial. Then, return to the ‘Edge beginning Wednesday and link its URL. If you’ve never written a Six Sentence Story, you should. And if you have written a Six Sentence Story, well write another! You’ll find, after a while, it gets easier while the challenge grows. Cryptic, I know. If you’re a longtime Sixarian you know of what I speak. If you’re not, well, why not write a Six; see for yourself what happens when you begin writing Six Sentence Stories. And hey, don’t be shy about hanging out at the Six Sentence Café and Bistro. You never know who you’ll run into. Today. It’s yours. Participate.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD STRIKE

As a writer, you try to listen to what others aren’t saying…and write about the silence.”
– N. R. Hart

Which way to Everywhere? It’s a 6.

Lenny, your “mama said”, and sure ’nuff, ain’t it so but I got me a mama too; this is what she said, honey, the world’s a scary place, got to keep a steady pace

when hills turn into mountains, burn ’em straight on down; when streams turn into oceans, ride the waves, stay in motion

the world’s as wide as you make it, horizons farther than your eye alone can see; don’t let anyone tell you different, “be who you want to be“…

watch for walls, you’ll build them, that I know is certain, but one day you’ll find “those who see behind the curtain“…

emotions may roil like hot burning lava, volcanic eruption threatening to blow; channel them wisely yet let them flow

don’t allow fear to whisper too loudly, routine to rule the day; all this I tell you, knowing well “you hear only half of what I say“…

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men..” Thank you (not for the first time!) Mr. Burns. Such is my lament as I write this at 5 o’ too close to when the doors open tonight for Six Sentence Stories. While my intention was to write this last night, clearly that did not happen, yet as I sit this moment in my office at work, looking out my window, rain falling lightly, it is not an unpleasant experience. Storms rolled through the area intermittently today with obligatory lightning strikes and thunder, and luckily I had a front row seat. Speaking of thunder and front row seats…the doors open soon for entrance to the blog hop, Six Sentence Stories. If you didn’t catch last Sunday’s post, the prompt word is shown below. Use this word in a story (your choice of genre), a piece of poetry, a spot of “soc” or the next scene in your serial story, write it in exactly 6 sentences and link its URL in the box below. After that, well, after that, anything can happen!

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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDERUPTION

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” – James Tate

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
The prompt word for this week’s upcoming hop, comes courtesy of Spira. When the call went out in the June 8, 2022 post, for prompt word suggestions, I was delighted to receive a response from several of our Sixarians. Thank you all. About this morning – I was up early for a Sunday. ‘Course the clock now shows 8:00 am. I’m wondering what the heck I’ve been doing for 2 hours. Wait…coffee? Did someone say “coffee”? Why yes, it is time to partake of the second dose, cup (does anyone drink coffee in the old style little coffee cups anymore??), giant mug of the go-go juice. I know there are many tea drinkers among us, and some who may not partake of any hot morning beverage. Difficult to imagine yet, I have on rare occasion, contemplated the “what if” scenario of my never having become a coffee person. Hold on a minute….is there a Six Sentence Story in that thought?, lol Orson Scott Card was right when he said we all walk past “a thousand story ideas everyday.” As we move forward into another week, we have opportunity to take one of those thousands of ideas and write a Six Sentence Story using the prompt word below. Please join us again, in writing 6 and only 6 sentences of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, historical fiction or the next scene in your serial. If you’re new to this exceptional community of writers, I encourage you to try your hand at writing a Six Sentence Story. You’ll find it an extraordinary experience.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDERUPTION

The danger that keeps me just a little frightened with every book I write, however, is that I’ll overreach myself once too often and try to write a story that I’m just plain not talented or skillful enough to write. That’s the dilemma every storyteller faces. It is painful to fail. But it is far sadder when a storyteller stops wanting to try.– Orson Scott Card

Reciprocity. It’s a 6.

Body slick with perspiration, the woman awoke disoriented to time and place; her eyelids struggled against invisible locks; heavy panting the only sound in the world. Arms reaching blindly into the inkspot dark of the bedroom; 45 degrees in one direction, then 45 degrees in the other, orientation the reward – she was in her bed.

(The panting -) she knew who but could not see him; inching across the king-size bed, she again reached out, this time for the edge of the bed, where she knew she would find the source of the panting; muscular body beneath a thick coat of black fur, he’d be standing by her, guardian and protector.

It must have been a bad storm that brought down the power lines; funny she’d heard no thunder, no rain, yet torrents of rain still pelted the window panes, an avalanche of liquid pebbles pounded the roof; she had never seen the sky so fiercely dark or awakened to a room this (so) devoid of light. The canine was where he knew he belonged, his duty and desire to always be at the woman’s side, hers was the life that mattered – without her, his would no longer hold meaning.

The woman had finally inched her way over to the far side of the king-size mattress and this time confidently extended arm and hand; finding her companion and guardian, she gently stroked his head and his panting eased, they both would be alright….

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
We meet up once again for another round of storytelling. Who needs a library when there’s all these Sixes?! Damn, I love it! You, authors of the world, thank you. I am still making the rounds and enjoying every one of your stories. Six Sentence Stories for me is like a favorite weekly TV show you can’t miss – which I wouldn’t, lol, but I hope you all feel the same. Heck, many of you were writing for the Six long before I took over the microphone. And that, is very impressive. So it is time once again to take up pen, break out the keyboard and write a poem, a story, a scene, a fleeting stream o’consciousness in….precisely 6 sentences and link it here via that blue box below. Feeling overly prolific? By all means write a second Six or three and link each as you complete them. As long as you utilize the prompt word, there is no limit to the number of Sixes you can link. Please join our community of mad writers, blogging fiends and purveyors of Six Sentences. Doors open at 6:00 pm EDT. 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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDSTROKE

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on.– Leo Tolstoy

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
First things first. Thank you, Abbie for this week’s prompt word. And thank you Spira, D. Avery, and Staarlz for your suggestions. We are all for writer participation here at the Six, but then you guys already know that. I won’t go on and on about it too much…(yes, there’s a “but” coming, lol) but truly, I appreciate and enjoy the conversations across our blogs. A few of you have asked how I choose the quote for each post. Often, I go in search of, and if I like it, either use it that day or copy it into a word doc to use at a later date. Today’s quote was one already saved and from the looks of it, sometime in 2021. It’s been that long since I’ve used a quote from Mr. Kurosawa. I can’t tell you why, but something about this one resonated. On a level, for me, I feel worth investigating. However it manifests for you, may you find inspiration. Perhaps inspiration for a Six Sentence Story. It’s what we do here. Dream and create stories written in exactly 6 sentences. Please join us this week and share a story, some poetry, the next installment of your serial or even a memoir-ette in 6 sentences. We hope to see all of you back here again in a few days. Enjoy your week. Read, if just a little. Write, just a little bit more. Today. It’s yours. Enjoy.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDSTROKE

“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.”― Akira Kurosawa

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
What shall we talk about today? Shall I open up the floor? Last week’s hop. Am I a broken record when I say, while I’m still working my way through everyone’s stories, it’s been a lot of fun? One thing I’ve noticed lately is the increase in cross conversation at your blogs. Oh, not that that sort of thing is out of the ordinary, it surely isn’t, but I realized I enjoy those conversations as much as your Six Sentence Stories! So this writing thing, blog hops – every single one of us loves to write. And every single one of us will acknowledge writing can be somewhat frustrating at times however, the payoff when we’ve completed a piece? Yes, that feeling. The feeling of satisfaction when we realize all the words have been placed where they were meant to be. A pretty good feeling, right? Today, I ask you to pick up pen once again and write a Six Sentence Story. Using this week’s prompt word, share with us your reflections, your silliness, your secret poet self or perhaps the next scene in your serial. Whatsay we take another trip through creativity, see where we wind up. 6 sentences. That’s it. Exactly 6 sentences is the fare. Destination your choice.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDKEY

When I’m writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain.” – Donna Tartt

Question or Answer. It’s a 6.

Child, are you lost, is there something you’re looking for?
“The Edge  – is it a real place, like the playground or the library or daddy’s work?”

It is real, little one, but the Edge is not made of metal or brick, it is not a physical place.”
“Then how will I know I am there if I can’t sit or stand on it?”

You will learn to recognize it as you grow older and experience the fullness of life.
It will be eternity dancing only for you, guiding you towards enlightenment.”