It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
The hour is on the “latish” side Tuesday evening. The blank page eagerly awaits words and sentences; all necessary accompanying accoutrements. Link post waits for no one. Opened up the YouTube. Houselights low, the joint to myself, it appears Gary Moore has top billing this evening. It’s chill. No better time then to invite everyone to invite everyone they know, to come over the next couple of days and link a Six. (What? I fell asleep?! It’s Wednesday??!)… Hey all! The Inlinz link for Six Sentence Stories goes live tonight at 6:00 P.M. US EST. Everyone’s invited to share a story, poem, scene from the latest wip, a memoir-ette or even a dabble of soc. The only requirement is they be in the format of 6 and only 6 sentences. Look forward to reading 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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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All I am is the trick of words writing themselves.” – Anne Sexton

Today is Easter. What better day to post a TToT.

Greetings TToT’ers and non-Ts alike! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. One of my thankfuls today goes to Josie 2 Shoes. As a neophyte in the world of blog hop hosting, I have quickly come to realize there’s a tad more to this hosting gig than I ever imagined. And therein lies both the challenge and the fun!

My many hats go off to Josie, Zoe (for her longstanding gift of hostessing’ing) and veteran writers like Kristi Campbell of Finding Ninee fame and her co-hostess Kenya G. Johnson over the Sporadically Yours. These woman, along with many other persons (I’m sure there’s a man out there donning the hostess hat) serve as conduits of community and sharing, friendship and information, entertainment and sounding board.

Whatdya say? Let’s do this thing 😀

  1. Josie for bringing us the TToT every week.
  2. Yesterday’s weather. Gorgeous.
  3. The gradual blooming of the trees, the daffodils now standing, heads bowed to the coming spring.
  4. the Wakefield Doctrine.
  5. Every day I give thanks for my my health and the ability to walk and enjoy my environs.
  6. Jack and Meg 🙂
  7. I’m truly grateful for the wonderful examples of writing I read each week. You guys are a huge inspiration to me. Because of you, I won’t give up (entirely) the writing thing.
  8. Gary Moore.
  9. Unexpected bargains! Went looking for new clothes for work yesterday, specifically slacks. Didn’t find any but out of the blue (no, really lol) I spotted a pair of red jeans (we all need something red in our wardrobe, am I right?!) regularly $40 in the clearance rack for $12. Not bad 😀
  10. Today. My only day. My gift. My responsibility.

Hey, it’s never too late to join in the thanks! Here’s the link!


The Edge. Still Got the blues for you…a TToT

Gary’s dead. Unusual circumstances notwithstanding, those of my generation will all succomb at some point. Death stands, red brocade rope on either side, hand extended waiting to take our ticket, tear it in half. But the popcorn is free, as is everything at the massive concession stand beyond those red ropes.

Good morning! Hm. I wrote the intro paragraph yesterday morning. What a difference a day makes. Or does it? Do we trick ourselves into thinking “today will be different”? How do we/can we measure, gauge, what I like to call, self-evolution?

Clark, the creator of the Wakefield Doctrine, the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers, and the blog of the same name, hosts the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Drive Call in show. (necessary info is on the Doctrine’s home page.) Cynthia Sageleaf is a frequent caller and last night was no exception. It was an enjoyable call and, as is often the case when Cynthia calls in, the conversation extends well beyond the 8:45 pm “end” time. Last evening, while catching up on the most recent developments and acomplishments in Ms. Sageleaf’s life, we got onto the topic of “change” and “self development”. How does it manifest? When, can we, as the subject take note to it’s effects in our lives, other lives?

You may be scratching your head and thinking, “damn! what stimulating  conversation…not!” lol…and yet, it is! We always have a delightful, engaging, often humorous exchange of life’s observations. Since Clark, Cynthia and myself are clarks, the conversation naturally is centric to how we continue to learn the language and behavoir of the scotts and rogers in our world. As clarks, it is all about understanding. With understanding comes recognition. With recognition comes action. See how that works for a clark?

If you are a clark, no doubt this will resonate with you. If not, remember the basic principle: scotts act, clarks think and rogers feel. What is the Wakefield Doctrine? It is a perspective, it is a tool. It is, for me, indispensible.

Hey Josie! You still there? Order comin’ right up….10 Things of Thankful:

  1. the Wakefield Doctrine. For the obvious, but also as the vehicle by which I made Cyndi’s aquaintance when she called in that Saturday night so long ago:)
  2. The results show the osteoporosis in my spine can now be considered ostopenia. Break out the streamers and balloons. Good news:D
  3. Music. Always a thankful. And not just music but the obvious! the artists who create the magic that provides escape, energy, motiviation, calm, sadness…the emotional engineers in my life.
  4. I am thankful for the encouragement I receive to not give up on writing. To not give up on re-learning to play my bass.

5.  So the picture over there from the eclipse is supposed to be on this side of 5. What the hell. Someday, oneday, if I have some more of them, I will work on the whole inserting pictures into a post. The thankful? I’m not embarrassed by my seeming inability to manipulate basic blog features/functions!

6. Second Chance Thrift store run by my local Humane Society.

7.  Rockin’ Rasberry Cheesecake Ice Cream.

8.  So this is going to sound weird but, I’m grateful that I still notice shit. Let’s face it, sometimes, we all kind of rush through the day without taking the time to remind ourselves to slow down, all the while not having a clue of all the cool stuff we missed out on. Observations of people, places, synchronistic events, weather, the hue of a sky, the timbre of light at a precise moment. We lose the sense of being in the moment.

9.  Dammit! Look at the form this post has taken. See! I should have put the picture at the very end. Then I would have a nice centered list with a fanning out at the end. OMG. What an old person I am. Or, is it the lack of patience. Or thinking that I should be doing something else more important. Higher on the scale of “stuff I want to accomplish”, the worrying about a future that doesn’t exist and won’t if I don’t take the damn time to turn off my brain and be in the moment right now. Enjoy it, take care of it and not look so far ahead. Afterall, there may not be a tomorrow. So, be happy with today. Funny, that also was a topic that came up in the call last night. The idea of time. How to better use it, what causes us to lose track of it in the first place and the helpful methods for staying “on track”

10.  Today. Not tomorrow. Today. I will not tire of reminding myself and you, that today is our gift. Let’s not squander it. That doesn’t mean it has to be filled with activity and “doing stuff”. It simply means we should engage and participate in “the moments that make up a dull day”.