Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories! At 2:00 am on March 8, 2020, a mere 28 days from now we welcome daylight savings time! It is, for many, the most looked forward time of year. I can feel it already – energy, as it bubbles its way to simmer with each additional minute added to the days. Soon the heavy blanket of winter will get pulled back. And what will we do with this energy? Well, first thing, is write a Six Sentence Story, right?! 😀 Please join us this coming Thursday for another round of Six Sentence Stories. Have a wonderful week, everyone! Write often, write well, write when it suits you…just write.

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 🙂

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“The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth”.William Butler Yeats

New Day Nightmare. It’s a 6.

The steady spattering of rain off the rectangular glass pane of the fingerprint smudged living room/bedroom window woke me from a sleep deeper than the Mariana Trench, the reverberation from bouncing raindrops resonating sufficiently to whitewash the growing disorientation between my mind and my body. Panic exploded like a ruptured appendix sending waves of nausea flooding over me; quickly followed by an adrenaline spiked chaser of fear and disbelief, I was overcome with an intense need to be able to believe this was all just a dream.

I sat up slowly smiling sardonically as I took in the interior of the tiny environs of the “furnished studio apartment for rent” that I committed to for no less than 12 months – somehow the intervening years had reduced the square footage from the youthful memory of “small” to “good thing I’m not claustrophobic“. The studio was in essence, a hallway with a living room/bedroom at one end, a bathroom (how convenient I can sit on the toilet, lean over and simultaneously brush my teeth in the sink) at the opposite end; halfway down and in the middle on one side was the kitchenette area, diagonally across from the kitchenette, a closet – just large enough to store my baggage.

Ironic to think, it was in this very apartment that Lila and I conceived our son 30 years ago, and while both surprised a month later by the news, never regretted it, not even after splitting up 4 years later; while life continued to take its turns, choices made or not, in spite of our paths diverging, growing ever more distant, always at the center of it all was our son, the “aspiring actor“. So here I am on a drear October morning, facing the hard truth that while my life may have gone off the rails, my dreams exiled unfulfilled for cryogenic storage, the same fate didn’t have to befall my son; I came here, to a city of 19.5 million people, to do everything in my power to help him realize that, to ensure he avoided the “sins of his father”, all I had to do, was find him…

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Poetry. Prose. Flash Fiction. Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror…so many genre standards they are too numerous to list.  As writers, are we not the “youth of the nation“? Those who write, gift the entire spectrum of the human condition for our reading pleasure, our entertainment, to console and aggravate us, to educate, encourage and enlighten us… Imagination, words, a keyboard and 6 sentences.
What do you say?

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 .
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

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I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world. – Seamus Heaney

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
I only just noticed today that the placement of the prompt word last week was not in its usual place, lol But that’s OK. Keeps me on my toes. Of course, had I not noticed, well no never mind I suppose. Except that once upon a time I would have been mortified for having made such an error. Time, age, experience – all have given me perspective on mistakes, oversights, improvement. Same with the writing thing. Don’t most of us strive to become ever more proficient at our craft? The writing challenge that is Six Sentence Stories, besides a heck of a lot of fun, is a tool by which to sharpen one’s writing skills. Whether you require such sharpening or not, we hope you’ll join us this week. And if not writing a 6, consider stopping in for a quick read. There’s always a wonderfully eclectic collection of stories. Have a marvelous week everyone! 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 FACE

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” – E.B. White

Baggage Claim. It’s a 6.

I dropped my bags at the curb and turned to watch the yellow cab recede into the drear of a late October afternoon, burnt orange staining the sky. Sidewalk of shame, sidewalk of solace, sidewalk of self-indulgence… all seemed appropriate in the reality check of the moment.

Reaching for the two mismatched brown leather duffel bags, odd reassurance life had become more simple,  I realized I’d not yet laid the tracks to this, my latest soundtrack. Irony, soaked in regret like strawberries in newlywed champagne, crashed the moment, drunk and banging at the back door to my consciousness, reminding me of the road not taken. 

The last time I’d been in New York City was May 4, 1990 when my girlfriend and I took the train from Providence to see one of my guitar idols and his latest band playing what was once, the Ritz on 254 West 54th Street; lucky for us Paul, my old college roommate, was going out of town with his boyfriend the same weekend and graciously offered me his apartment, only blocks from the Ritz – bonus.

I found the graffiti adorned door to the 3rd floor walk-up cramped (like a middle child in the backseat of the car between his siblings on a family vacation) between the entrance to a tattoo parlor on one side, all night convenience store on the other, and said a silent prayer of thanks Paul and I had stayed in touch over the years; taking a deep breath, I began my ascent, physically and spiritually, to the tiny apartment on the top floor…

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Like a weekly newspaper only not. You don’t need to subscribe and there’s no money required! The only requirement (aside from the simple hop rules displayed below) is that you bring a story, a poem, a flash-flash fiction or perhaps a teaser from your next book and link it up here. Each edition of the SSS runs Thursday – Tuesday. Creativity. It’s what this writing thing is all about. Come on. Share your creativity and link a Six! Doors open early, close late. 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 .
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

PROMPT WORDVACATION

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“Writing is always a process of discovery—I never know the end, or even the events on the next page, until they happen. There’s a constant interplay between the imagining and shaping of the story.”Kim Edwards

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories! So what are your feelings about today’s quote? When you’re writing, do you find there are times when you realize the words appearing on your screen or pad are not quite conforming to the “rules” but you really like what you’ve written? Then what?! Here at the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop, the rules are few and they are simple. We have flash fiction, poetry, memoir (fiction & non fiction), 6 sentences worth of an excerpt from a new book or serial story. Whatever your chosen genre, we hope you’ll join in this week! Have a fantastic week 🙂

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 🙂

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” – Somerset Maugham

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