Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s Sunday and whether you consider this the 1st day of the week or the last day of the week doesn’t matter. What matters is today is prompt day, the big reveal of the word to use in this week’s edition of the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop! Use the prompt word posted below in your story, poem, wip, or soc musings, then return to the ‘Edge this coming Thursday through the following Tuesday and link up your story’s URL. Have a most excellent week 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 WORDTYPE

“All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” 
― Henry Ward Beecher

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

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Today is Sunday, the day I announce the prompt word to use for the upcoming week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Write a story per the rules below and publish. But don’t forget to come back here on Thursday and link it up! That’s what makes the hop so enjoyable. Linking up here puts your thumbnail on the same page allowing everyone to read your story with a simple click. Awesome, right? 😀
So about that story – can be a story proper or a poem or perhaps an excerpt from a memoir, serial story or a book you’re in the midst of writing. Have fun, 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 WORDPLACE

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

Always and Forever. Ten Things of Thankful.

Good morning everyone! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Kristi has opened the doors again this week to the blog hop known as Ten Things of Thankful. I’ve got a bunch so why not begin now?!

Safety while traversing 1,200 miles since last week. Drove back to the homeland for a visit. What? Why, yes! that is 2 Thankfuls right there!!

#3 Mimi’s TToT this week. Her post is a reminder that life is, without doubt challenging, and at times overwhelmingly so. But she is on the money that it’s all about perspective. How do we keep perspective?

#4 The sun shining brightly this morning. Absolutely magical today.

#5 Hypo grat alert! I can’t seem to e-mail photos from my phone to my laptop! Keep getting an alert someone is trying to access my account! Yo! It’s me, Girlie, e-mailing Girlie. *sigh*

#6 Insert here (in your imagination), the photo I can’t seem to insert. Rest assured I’ll be back this weekend to insert it because dammit! I have to figure out why I can’t!! Simple enough to do: e-mail photo, download to laptop, insert into post. What am I missing, lol??

#7 Oh, yeah...insert another invisible photo right here.

#8 Spring! It has finally arrived! Kinda sorta 😀 While the forsythia have bloomed where I live, the temps are not quite “springlike”. No never mind, spring is also attitude. And there’s plenty of that all around me 😀

#9 Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Thank you everyone who has participated for so long, and for all the new folks who have found their way to the hop over “hill and dale”. You all are truly an inspiration 💖
P.S. Prompt word for this week’s SSS will be published tomorrow 🙂

#10 This moment. A day, lying in wait, for me to celebrate. Enjoy your day, my friends!

 

From There to Here. It’s a 6.

…Dawn, the glow of sunrise reminded me I hadn’t gone to bed yet; I wiped the grit perpetually glued to the inside corners of my eyes.

Where would I find the drive, the energy, to power through the inevitable challenge already leaving tracks in the dust, a life disappearing?

The question, clawing at my brain for months, left me circling ’round the same spot on the what to do map. I’ll know it when the time comes, but will I?

Badweather friends, doubt and fear, the great pretenders, skulked through my subconscious waiting for an invite to the party.

To their dismay, the strains of a familiar melody began to stream from Alexa’s mouth; smiling, I poured another coffee, no, nothing else matters..

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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