It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Not a few hours ago my brain was a’blazin’, energy seemingly sustained for… yeah, so what happened with that?! As I type these words, eyes arguing whether to close for the evening, I can’t help but think about the day. I had every intention last night to write this post, give it a final glance this morning, then hit “Publish”. If you surmised my eyes won the argument, you are correct! So I find myself taking lunch at my desk this afternoon and completing this post. Without further ado, I’d like to extend an invitation to everyone on the planet to join us this week and write a Six Sentence Story. Regular Sixers are familiar with the hop rules. If you’re new in town, take a look below. Easy peasy. Write a story, poem, perhaps the next scene in your serial story or upcoming book in 6 and precisely 6 sentences. After you hit publish, return to this post, click on the blue Inlinkz “Click here to enter” and link your story’s URL. It will then appear (with thumbnail) on a separate page with everyone else’s URL. Then what?
Then, 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 through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDWALK

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So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.”  Virginia Woolf

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
You could say I grew up in a musical household. My mom had a great appreciation for music, though she didn’t play an instrument. I never heard her sing out loud though I suspect she did while no one was within earshot. My dad? A natural on the piano. From classical to classics of his day, to whatever was running through his fingers at the time, he was the guy at dinner parties everyone egged on to entertain them. Roots. Sometimes we see them, sometimes not. Writing is a bit like that. When we don’t readily see the words, hear the notes. When the phrasing doesn’t quite translate from our heads to the paper or instrument. Oh, the pressure, lol. Enter Six Sentence Stories. The only pressure you’ll find here is the requirement of 6 sentences. Potential springboard, those 6 sentences allows us to participate in a most enjoyable collective activity that fosters community and opportunity and links outward. Please, join us this week as we write another Six Sentence story, poem, soc or book scene. It’s a lot of fun, a learning experience and it gets us out of the house 🙂

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 WORDWALK

The first word gives origin to the second, the first and second to the third, and the third to the fourth, and so on. You cannot begin with the second word.N. Scott Momaday

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Oh, boy. Been wandering a bit. The clock, lower right of the screen, catches my eye and I stare in disbelief. Why, I was only walking YouTube highway for a little while. Yeah, no. And so we wander, intentions intact, sometimes not. And sometimes we get lost. In time, the moment, in words, in the music. Coming off road, we look for familiar signs until we recognize home. This week, as every week, I invite everyone to challenge themselves in the writing endeavor that is Six Sentence Stories. Exactly 6 sentences, using the prompt word below. Let’s find out where they take 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 WORD:   HOME

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Art is only the means to life, to the life more abundant. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked not only by the public, but very often by the artist himself. In becoming an end, it defeats itself.” – Henry Miller

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

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

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

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

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Why do we do the things we do? Why? Now, let’s ask that question of our characters. What is their motivation? What compels them? Do their actions fully define who they are? Will their actions have an effect on others? And what about our poetry? I believe there are way many more poets who have yet to write a Six Sentence Story poem. Back in the day, writing on pads, I abhorred the idea of letting anyone read my words of poetry. What if they laughed! Thought my words sucked?! Fear. It’s insidious. Let’s not feed the monster. Each week, I extend an invitation to contribute precisely 6 sentences of fiction, fantasy, poetry… our creative selves, to this growing community of writers. If we do not write, we cannot improve. If we are already good, then why not share? Let us not waste another day. Write some words. Put them in 6 sentences and let’s see whatcha got.

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 WORDTHEORY

Even when passages seemed to come easily, as though I were copying from a folio held open by smiling angels, the manuscript revealed the usual signs of struggle—bloodstains, teethmarks, gashes, and burns.” – Annie Dillard

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Sitting down to write this post, I brought with me a delightfully large Honeycrisp apple; using a long serrated knife, I sliced it, allowing it to tumble into my favorite bowl. Piercing each slice with the tip of the spear knife and bringing the apple to my mouth, I laughed as my mind went to half remembered movie images of wild and raucous meals at some grand manner in Elizabethan England, drunken men wielding knives as forks. My point? Took me down Google Lane where I learned about Tudor dining, utensils and the origins of “chairman of the board”, “bed and board” and “board games”.  The internet. Playground, university, social club. Community. As life pre-pandemic recedes into the shadows of stage left, the internet and it’s community remains a constant. This virtual world. Where those of us accustomed to the real world (in a way our youth will never have opportunity to fully know), meet to share our creative and artistic selves. Once upon a time, meeting in galleries and coffee shops, bookstores and street corners, we have evolved – meeting anywhere, any time on the open prairie of the internet. Creative self expression. It’s what helps us retain sanity. It’s what helps grow us. Keeps us human. 6 sentences. Link them here, tonight through Saturday late, and join us for 3+ days of community and creativity.

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 WORDKALEIDOSCOPE

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. Somerset Maugham