Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories! The thought occurred to me this morning – perhaps I’ve taken for granted everyone knows the “new” time slot for linking your Six. Lo ’bout a month or 2 ago, in an effort to simplify and streamline the Six Sentence Story BlogHop, I changed the number of days the link was open (from 7 days to 4 days). As we know, good writing is when your reader knows exactly what it is you’re trying to say/convey/imply. In an effort to improve my writing skills, let’s start with today’s post 😀 The link for Six Sentence Stories goes live Wednesday evening 6:00 PM (as always) and now closes 11:45 PM Saturday US EST.
Read you soon and…write, write, write!

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 WORDIRON

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”E.L. Doctorow

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome back to GirlieOnTheEdge where today, the prompt word (or cue word if you prefer) to use in Thursday’s Six Sentence Story writing challenge, is revealed. Enviably, some of you get right to it while some of us (ahem..) take a more leisurely approach, waiting to open the door for the proper words to show up. Whatever your inclination, Six Sentence Stories opens this Thursday with a run date through the following Tuesday. Please join us. You’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself! If this is your first time participating as a writer, there’s only a few rules. Other than that, imagination is the limit 😀
Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDMEMORY

“To care about words, to have a stake in what is written, to believe in the power of books – this overwhelms the rest, and beside it one’s life becomes very small.”
― Paul Auster

Swimming on All Cylinders. It’s a 6.

On your mark…Set…” tensing, my perfectly primed body, a piston, waiting to explode out and away from its crouched position hanging onto the side of the pool like a barnacle to the hull of a boat at the sound of the start command.

Everything was riding on this, the 4 x 100-meter medley relay, and every single one of my teammates had been trying not to freak out. The visiting team had some exceptionally strong swimmers; lucky for us 1 or 2 of them were a little off their times today. Tied for 1st place, this would be the deciding event.

Backstroke was second in the relay, requiring precise synchronization of muscle and movement, it was my strongest swimming style; the irony never lost on me that while it was the most complex style to effectively execute, it was the only style performed “blind” as swimmers propel themselves towards a destination they will only know they’ve reached when they feel it.

Salted ocean waters or 660,253.09 gallons of chlorinated water, this was my element, flesh and blood buoyant, an amalgamation of mystic proportions, I closed my eyes; the whistle sounded..

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Hey! It’s Six Sentence Story time!! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. If you didn’t catch last Sunday’s post, the prompt word is posted below. Once you’ve written your story (or if it’s already written), swing by and link it up via the Blue Frog button below the prompt word. If schedules have you running around like crazy, stop in when you can! The link stays open until next Tuesday night. Read you soon 😀

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDPLACE

“Don’t get it right – get it WRITTEN!” 
― Lee Child

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop.
This week’s post with the link to Six Sentence Stories comes to you extra early, with the link going live about the usual time. Oh, hey! Only letting the cat halfway out the bag…be on the lookout for a couple of new faces this week 😀 So link up between whenever you read this and next Tuesday. Or, if no story, pull up one of those over-sized chairs over there in the corner and set awhile 🙂 They’ll be a smorgasbord of reading material. As always, enjoy yourselves and I’ll read you soon!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORD: DRIVE

“Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?”
― Cornelia Funke

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

How-dee! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. The wind does not scream Mary this evening, however it does scream snowisintheairitjustmighthappen outside my 2nd story window. And you know what? I couldn’t have asked for a more suitable soundtrack as I prepare to present what everyone is waiting for…the link to this week’s edition of Six Sentence Sentence Stories! Before I do, I’d like to give a warm welcome to Faith at Prairie Wind Press who joined in a little later in last week’s SSS. Check out her story. An existential conversation starter if ever there was one. Cool. Speaking of cool, I look forward to reading all the regulars – you guys never disappoint! And, I hope we all have the pleasure of meeting some new folks. If you’ve got 6 Sentences begging to be let loosed, come on by and slap ’em on the wall 😀 Read you soon, peeps!

Rules of the hop: 
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORDMATERIAL

“It is a test [that] genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T. S. Eliot, from the essay “Dante.”

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another exciting week of Six Sentence Stories! This is the place to be for the next few or 5 days. Whether you stop in to link your Six Sentence Story or you’ve stopped by for a little light reading on the way to…. pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable and set a spell 🙂 Btw, if you haven’t joined in the fun before, there’s only a couple of rules and they’ll always be listed right after I stop talking 😀

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORD: CLASSICS

“An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself” – Charles Dickens

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Welcome to Six Sentence Stories, an entertaining, if not challenging, weekly blog hop. Simplicity in all its glorious complexity! The challenge being the obvious – write a story, poem, snippet from a part of a larger work in only 6 sentences. Behold, the rules speak for themselves. Hope you join in the festivities this week!
See you out there 🙂

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORD: CRITICAL

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
–Aldous HuxleyBrave New World

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Friendship. Loyalty. Solidarity. Commodities. Some of us possess them now. Some of us aspire to cultivate them. Life is funny in a way that, while not always presented in obvious or humorous ways, reveals those very commodities where perhaps we least expect them. Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s Six Sentence Story word prompt.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

CUE WORD: FEAR

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.”
—Elmore Leonard

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

A rainy hello from the mid-Atlantic region! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. If you’ve just dialed in, you’re just in time for this weeks cue/prompt word for the upcoming Thursday Six Sentence Stories blog hop. Every Sunday evening I post the prompt word allowing everyone to get a head start on their story. Only a couple of hop rules of the road and they’re posted straight head…

Write 6 sentences. No more, no less.
Can be in any genre/form – poem, short story, snippet from a “wip”, historical fiction.
Use this week’s cue/prompt word.
Head back over here on Thursday to link up.
Read, visit, share, enjoy 🙂

CUE WORDSHED

A writer without interest or sympathy for the foibles of his fellow man is not conceivable as a writer.
– Joseph Conrad