Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Hey everybody! Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge! Marching like the penguins with the cue/prompt word for this Thursday’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop, our challenge is to take this word, travel through the expanse of our imaginations and deliver here, next week, a Six Sentence Story. Unlike the journey, the rules of this writing challenge are simple, so without further ado, I wish everyone safe travels and happy writing 😀 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 🙂

CUE WORD: STRIP

“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
–Henry David Thoreau

They say it was a fluke. I say it’s a 6.

Aged fishing rods tumbled wildly about the bed of the old gray F-150, tackle boxes, loosed from the grip of well worn bungee cords, slid noisily from one side to the other; crashing into the unsecured rods.

“Harlen! The racket back there is driving me nuts! Please pull over so we can secure things, we’ve got easy another 2 or 3 hours before we get to the lake house and my head’s about ready to explode.”

Dorothy turned to look at her husband of 45 years, his silver hair slicked back into a pony tail, and smiled remembering how often she’d tease him about having a fuller head of hair than her and as a virtual ticker tape spat out fond memories in her mind, she basked in the longevity of their relationship.

They’d met as 5 year olds on the kindergarten playground, each had just moved from a much larger city (but on opposite sides of the country) and bonded quickly over being the “new kids”; as they had grown, so had their friendship, holding solid over the years, anchored in life milestones until the inevitable “going off to college” set them on separate paths.

Reunited at a mutual friend’s wedding when they were 25, Harlen insisted destiny had brought them back together and vowed from that day forward, no one or no thing would keep them apart ever again, “’til death do us part”, and with that they became engaged.

“Hold on now DoraSue, I’m gonna hang a hard right into this truck stop up ahead and we’ll fix up the back, stretch our legs a bit and then head on up the road”….the newspapers reported the older couple, en route to their vacation home, probably never saw the tractor trailer as it spun out of control and slammed into their Ford F150; the couple most likely died on impact.

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It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Greetings old friends and new friends, writers and readers, to GirlieOnTheEdge.  We have arrived at that time of the week.. time to post the link for this week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop! Whoo-hoo! If you don’t have your Six Sentence Story written or completed as of this writing, not to worry! The link stays open through Tuesday night. Consider this your virtual “Quick Stop”. Drop in any time. You may not run into Dante or Randal, Silent Bob or Jay, but we have just as much fun 😀 Here’s to imagination, camaraderie and creativity, dudes! 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 🙂

CUE WORD:  DESTINY

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” — Virginia Woolf

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. Bunch of snow on the ground where I live after yesterday and last night and today’s meteorological shenanigans but not to worry. Nothing can stop the presses! Especially on Sundays when I reveal the new prompt word for Thursday’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop 🙂 You guys ready? If you’re not, I’m sure you will be. In fact, remember you can post your story (or multiple stories if feeling super creative) for the new week’s hop beginning Thursday right on through to the following Tuesday! Which reminds me to remind everyone – stop back into the 6 during the week. Never know who’s going to show up after opening day 😀 Have a wonderful week, friends, 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 🙂

CUE WORDDESTINY

“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”
–Isaac Asimov

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.”

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It is my pleasure to bring you each and every week, without commercial interruption, the Thursday Blog Hop known as Six Sentence Stories.  Partiality aside, it’s one of the best weekly writing challenges out there 😀 So, today, this fine Sunday of sunshine, may I present this week’s prompt word. If you are so inclined, if you are up for a most enjoyable challenge, please join us. No requirements other than imagination and adherence to a coupla common sense rules. The rest? Pure enjoyment! Read you soon, my friends. 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 🙂

CUE WORDMATERIAL

“I think that fiction is really, at its core, supposed to be both an encouragement and a comfort. Fiction is a place where we find both revelation and consolation.”
– John Green

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and the Sunday Word Prompt. “Prompt?” you ask? Why yes! Today’s post reveals the prompt word to use in this coming week’s Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Every Thursday you’re invited to engage in an exercise that challenges the imagination, tests your grammar skills! A hop that will lead you to a myriad of writing landscapes 😀 Sound fun? It is! Now, I’ve heard it said that the SSS is a “piece of cake” writing challenge, and I’ve also heard it lamented, “how can I get all that into 6 sentences?!” Only one way to find out what camp you’re in… So, to all the usual suspects here at the SSS, I’ll read you soon! Everyone else? We’ll be waiting 🙂

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 WORDMATTER

If you don’t think there is magic in writing, you probably won’t write anything magical.” – Terry Brooks