It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
“I  think of all the education that I’ve missed, But then my homework was never quite like this”. Whenever I hear the song to which these lyrics belong, I smile. You know what I mean. An instant connect to a person, a place, a time in life. Many of us can identify with Philip K. Dick when he said – “Music is the single thread making my life into a coherency“. And so too, it is with writing. My reference at the beginning of this post is by no means meant to imply I consider writing a Six Sentence Story homework, lol. Writing for SSS is (while not always a pleasure) a unique challenge and opportunity. The reward? Skill enhancement and opportunity to hob nob with some pretty cool people. A community with more in common than not, it is a platform to exchange ideas and knowledge about the writing process; a chance to make new friends. So drop by with exactly 6 sentences – be it a bit of flash fiction, the next eagerly awaited episode in your serial, a dollop of poetry or perhaps 6 sentences of plain old soc. If you write it, we’ll read it. And if you haven’t written a Six Sentence Story, don’t be shy. Check out everyone’s work and tell ’em “hey”.

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  😀

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Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Brevity. There are writers who excel at storytelling in amazingly few words, short sentences. For some of those writers, the expression of concise, clear thoughts in few words come naturally. For many writers, it requires practice. And so we Sixers, “Sixarians” (may I, Spira?), participate in this writing challenge, this blog hop, Six Sentence Stories. To hone our writing skills, to share in our creative works, to engage socially, professionally. Please join us in this growing community of writers and artists in search of excellence as we share flash fiction, serial stories, true life memoire-ettes, poetry and at times, simple stream of consciousness pieces (“soc”). Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have difficulty linking your story on Thursday. The light is always on. Read you soon!

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 WORDNEBULOUS

Something that you should take particular notice of is the fact that the best scripts have very few explanatory passages. Adding explanation to the descriptive passages of a screenplay is the most dangerous trap you can fall into. It’s easy to explain the psychological state of a character at a particular moment, but it’s very difficult to describe it through the delicate nuances of action and dialogue. Yet it is not impossible. A great deal about this can be learned from the study of the great plays, and I believe the “hard-boiled” detective novels can also be very instructive.” – Akira Kurosawa

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Anything odd happen to you this week? Come on. Spill. Your secret’s safe at the ‘Edge 🙂 No? OK. I’ll go first. 2 weird things happened to me Sunday, both related except for some reason I can’t seem to remember the second one. Go figure. Anyway, it’s early morning and I’m cruising the Google. Coffee consumed, I tended to writing the Sunday Six Sentence Story Word Prompt post. Believing I had tons of time to go back and visit all those open pages I’d visited, I kept them open. One of those open tabs: YouTube. I’ve recently become a Lenny Kravitz fan and had been listening to Lenny’s Fields of Joy. Halfway through the Six post, I’m caught by surprise by the soft strains of music coming from my laptop, followed by Lenny’s voice. I swear to you – I did not click play on the vid nor was my mouse cursor anywhere near the YouTube open tab. Whew! Felt good to get that off my chest, lol. So where does that leave me? Why, right here, this afternoon, writing Thursday’s Six Sentence Stories link post. What better venue at which to share the odd occurrence (imagined or not), the newest episode in your ongoing serial story, or words of poetry insisting they be let loose on a field of white to travel the internet.
You are invited to write and share. In precisely 6 sentences.

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  😀

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” –  Margaret Atwood

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
How fun was last week’s Six?! Given I’m on the zombie train, been listening to music a bit more energetic. Music often inspires, just as a conversation or glance out a window, a passerby on the street. Wherever and whatever the source, seems we’ve got to run with it when we can. No matter where it leads us. We can pretend we have a choice but do we really? If we’re serious that is, about writing. Well, that’s what we’re here for. To write stories and poetry, the next scene or installment in a serial that took on a life of its own or a wee bit of soc (stream of consciousness). And why? We’re storytellers. In precisely 6 sentences. You know it. I know it. Let’s show everyone else.

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  😀

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“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” – Clive Barker

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Holy smokers! I don’t know about you but for me, the week padded in softly on Sunday, only to stampede it’s way to…this moment. Opening night of Six Sentence Stories. Wait! I can hear the applause 😀 Applause for you. For everyone who stops in to this virtual coffee house/bistro that is the “Edge and links a story, poem, musing, itty bitty jingle jangle of humor or the latest scene or installment from your book or serial story.
6 sentences
. That’s all you need. Tell it, sing it, read it, write it. 

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 WORDGRIP

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I’ve often lost myself, in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake.”
– Federico Garcia Lorca


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
While on a walk yesterday, a prolific number of words began streaming on the tickertape in my head and I thought “hm, that would make a pretty good Sunday post“. Alas, not having a photographic memory, the words drifted away to play somewhere else. But that’s OK. Today is a new day and another opportunity. Today, I invite you to capture words that may appear on the tickertape in your brain and turn them into a Six Sentence Story. As writers, we know if we look long enough at anything, there’s a story to be uncovered. 6 sentences. Exactly 6 sentences gains you access to a world of fantasy, adventure, intrigue, humor…you name it! Write a Six Sentence Story and discover for yourself the enjoyment of the challenge of writing a story or poem or scene or “soc” in what? 6 sentences! 🙂  The best part of participating in this blog hop? You will be in the company of a group of writers who, imo, are – Heck, write a 6, read everyone’s story and you’ll find out for yourselves how wonderful the community that is Six Sentence Stories. Have a most excellent day, and an even better week. Read you soon!

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 WORDGRIP

In the planning stage of a book, don’t plan the ending. It has to be earned by all that will go before it.” – Rose Tremaine

“Are You Not Entertained”. It’s a 6.

As we learned in last week’s Six, Jaya, Seven and Ryan, found themselves settled in the town of McKinney, Texas. In search of safety and other survivors of the event now known as the “zombie apocalypse”, our trio of unlikely heroes, find themselves facing their most dangerous challenge to date. The original, small band of survivors introduced in the first chapter in this serial, “Zombies and puppies“, left the group one by one to strike out on their own in search of more survivors in the aftermath of a virus that turned the majority of the planet’s population into raving, flesh eating zombies aka “rabids”.  A woman, a very special dog and a man may now hold the key to humankind’s survival. Let’s pick up where we left off in last week’s Six, where Ryan, waiting in the park for Jaya and Seven, is ambushed by a mob of rabids who’d been laying in wait in the surrounding woods…
(**links provided for last week’s Six and for “Zombies and puppies“)

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Binoculars focused, my heart dropped 50 floors staring in disbelief at the scene unfolding before me; impotent, I watched in horrified disbelief as the mob of lurching rabids, putrefied bodily fluids oozing from their facial orifices, formed a haphazard circle around Ryan, effectively cutting off any means of escape while their grotesque screeches, carried by a light northwest breeze, sound like the singular wail of a banshee. 

Seven, agitated; aware of what was happening less than a mile away, grabbed my arm, tugging, trying to draw my attention away from the impending melee and, failing an immediate response, increased the pressure – puppy teeth are very sharp! My brain understood we needed to leave immediately if we wanted to survive, my body resisted.

I was transfixed – there was something not right about what I was witnessing – flesh eating zombies, rabids, had charged Ryan, but had not viciously attacked him, had not gluttonously ravaged his flesh until he collapsed, writhing in agony until transmutation took place, I felt a prickling as the hair on the back of neck began to rise. 

Inspiration Park was 2.5 miles from Hgwy 75 in McKinney and 2.5 miles in the opposite direction, from camp, its entrance giving way to a sprawling flat oval of grassy terrain sprinkled with leaf trees and oaks and bushes typically found in the flora of northeast Texas; there were picnic tables, grills, a volley ball net, and a playground growing out of a huge patch of sand and wood chips – the entire central common area providing ingress and egress to a multitude of hiking trails throughout the woods forming the park’s perimeter. 

Lowering the binoculars (Seven had persuaded me time was of the essence), my left eye caught sight of movement as a tall, upright figure emerged from the shadows of the tree line; like a gladiator defiantly entering an ancient Roman coliseum, he walked towards Ryan; as he got closer, my blood ran cold watching in disbelief as the line of undead began to part.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
I’m listening to the Beastie Boys, “So What’Cha Want” (a bit of ground breaking vid, btw). I’m smiling. Even at low volume, there is a discordance listening, head nodding, because I write this in my office at work. At any rate, I know exactly what I want. But let’s stick to writing shall we 🙂 What we all want is to write a Six Sentence Story. Come on. You can’t tell me you don’t enjoy the heck out of this writing challenge. I read everyone’s stories every week. And you can tell. Yes, writing a Six is fun. And sure, it can be exasperating and not more than a little maddening, but hey, we writers be a bit on the crazy side, am I right? So check it, the Boys and I wish to extend this week’s invitation to participate in the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Write a Six, link it up, let’s jam.

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 WORDNET

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Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say.”
Michael Moorcock

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Sheesh. I look at the clock, shocked the big and little hands are pointing to the numbers they are and ask myself – how is this possible! The answer (today, lol) is I found myself on a journey of distractions leading me to Google search Albert and his theory regarding the conundrum that is time. Which led me (why the heck not) to an NPR article with audio from an old Science Friday, link here, if so inclined. But don’t blame me if it sends you off down the information path, gathering the, “hey, didn’t know that”, “really?!”, “I don’t know if I believe that one but perhaps…” and you suddenly find yourself wondering where you know what went! Yet, doesn’t storytelling emanate from a place of timelessness? A story, or poem may be of the present or the past or the future. Time and place is in our hands to shape and mold. What do you say we pull out the word clay and form a story or poem or new scene from a serial story and link them later this week for Six Sentence Stories. Meet you in the sandbox.

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 WORDNET 

It’s so important for me, finding the precise word that will create a feeling or describe a situation. I’m very picky about that because it’s the only material we have: words. But they are free. No matter how many syllables they have: free! You can use as many as you want, forever.” – Isabel Allende

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
I’m sure you won’t mind the double round of Kafka quotes this week, yeah? Funny, I’m certain I have a couple of his books somewhere around here, although I can’t recall if I’ve read them, bought them so very long ago…. ahem, I appear to be suffering from this week’s prompt word, lol. But too much about me. What about you? Anything unusual, significant or otherwise remarkable occur in your life recently? As writers, no one has to tell us that any one of our experiences contain seedlings of stories, and poems and plot twists for a continuing serial story or a soon to be book. And where shall we share those stories and poems and plot twists? Cha-ching! Right here at the virtual coffee house/nightclub, known as Six Sentence Stories. How ’bout it. Stop in with a 6 and hang for a bit? Doors open at 6:00 P.M.

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 WORDDISTRACTION

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923“I need solitude for my writing; not ‘like a hermit’ – that wouldn’t be enough – but like a dead man.”  – Franz Kafka