Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Life. At times causes us to insists we re-evaluate, re-assess, re-group…re-calibrate (“Calibration quantifies and controls errors or uncertainties within measurement processes to an acceptable level.”). Um yes. Getting right on it however, I first wish to extend my apologies to those writers I’ve not been round to read your Sixes. I’m on my way! What a sentiment, that. “on my way”. Where? When? How? Excellent questions we may ask ourselves when we sit to write. It’s a beginning. And so this week once again begins with an invitation to join us in another edition of Six Sentence Stories. New week, new word. Where will you take us? When will we be? Who will be there? It’s challenging. It’s fun. It’s writing a story, poem, new scene/chapter, memoir-ette and sharing it with the world. Six Sentences. That’s it. 6 and only 6 sentences is your challenge. Let’s do this.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDSHELTER

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It’s a Six

Like 4000 volts of electricity running through a transformer, she felt her body come to life. Bringing the mug to her mouth again, she closed her eyes and drank more of the black gold. No, not “Texas tea” she chuckled to herself, this, no this was her favorite flavor go-go juice for time being, New England Donut Shop. She glanced up at the clock, actual real time (as opposed to the time in her head) sent shock waves through her body. Hit me up again, Mr. Coffee. (mimicking the GOAT) she shouts at the waking world – “LET’S GO“!

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Yesterday was downright frostbitable. Oh, yes it was! How do I know? I went for a walk at lunch. Because I could. Beautiful, sunny, albeit a little breezy, so what if it’s winter! You can pull a faux fur lined parka hood over the hat on your damn head, just like I did, lol. I was covered, literally and metaphorically, ready to enjoy the world – out there. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Six Sentence Stories invites you to take a walk out there on the landscape that is your imagination. Tell us of your travels. In precisely 6 sentences. Fantasy, intrigue, mystery, poetry, historical, futuristic…need I go on? Write a Six Sentence Story, publish it, return here, link it up and with the click on a thumbnail we all have opportunity to make our worlds a little bit bigger. Because we can.

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  😀

PROMPT WORDJUICE

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”
Philip José Farmer


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Raise your hands. Who of you are “jotters”? (yes, still using pen and paper!) Will one of you explain this to me, lol. And yo! Those of you of the younger demographic – to what do you attribute this thing? Or is age irrelevant? The writing of words on pieces of paper that somehow wind up not in the same place over time, discovered later, treasured trinkets (sometimes, lol), in a word, “jots”.  At Six Sentence Stories, you might consider the 6 and only 6 sentences you write as “jottings” or,  if you’re of a mind as Chris, Clark, A. Mage, Paul, and Reena to embark on a serial journey, we say “hurray”! Today, you are cordially invited to submit your piece of fiction, fantasy, essay, drama, poetry, soc or next scene in your serial story, presented in precisely 6 sentences, and join in the festivities here at the blog hop known as Six Sentence Stories. You’ll find hop rules below.
Write often. You never know where words will take you.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDJUICE

It usually helps me write by reading – somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.– Stephen Wright

So it was in the Beginning. It’s a 6.

Headline from the Washington Post: “Funeral services for Father Luca Domenico Lazarus of St. Damien’s Parish, Annandale, VA were held today at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia, Bishop Francis Bainbridge officiating.”

Tomassa “Tommy” Bianchi walked leisurely alongside the portly personage of his excellency Bishop Francis Bainbridge in late morning sunshine as the crowd began to disperse along winding, tree lined gravel paths towards the parking area for Columbia Gardens Cemetery.

Tomassa, good to see you again my son and after so many years; regretfully it is death who reunites us.”

“Likewise, Father Francis, yet I’m now not entirely certain our meeting was unavoidable but more a matter of time – at least that’s what my recent ruminations concluded”.

Face muscles spread overfed cheeks into a warm smile, “you speak to me in puzzles, my boy, men of God are not necessarily adept with the puzzles, perhaps you’ll express yourself more clearly, without ambiguous implication dangling like a piece of sausage over a Rottweiler’s nose –  spit it out Tommy”.

*the two men share a soft chuckle* “So now you express your frustration with me in my early days at seminary, tell me Father – did you know then I’d never complete my studies, because in retrospect, I can’t figure how in hell I ever made it as far as I did.”

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
It snowed! A bunch. 64 degrees this past Sunday. 10-12 inches of snow the following day (how wild is that, lol) and the gift of a day off as my office closed and extended the weekend. What does not close are the doors to this venue. Six Sentence Stories opens regardless of weather and circumstance as you and I gather every week to engage in marvelous storytelling. 6 sentences at a time. Doors open this evening at 6:00 pm eastern standard time U.S.  Everyone is encouraged to bring a story or poem or scene from a wip using this week’s prompt word, then go mingle amongst yourselves. If you haven’t written yours yet, still plenty of time so…let’s write people!

 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  😀

PROMPT WORDEXPRESS

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I wrote stories from the time I was a little girl, but I didn’t want to be a writer. I wanted to be an actress. I didn’t realize then that it’s the same impulse. It’s make-believe. It’s performance.– Joan Didion

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
The purpose of today’s post? So glad you asked! Today, I invite every person I know, don’t know yet, may never know, know from a past life…to take the word shown below, what is popularly called a “prompt” word aka “cue” word. Take it, use it. However you wish. In a piece of fiction, mystery, thriller, fantasy, humor. Perhaps you prefer the non-parameters of poetry, the freedom of “soc”. Or! share with us the latest scene from your “wip”. Our only requirement is you write your story in exactly 6 sentences. The proverbial piece of cake. Simple? Sure. Easy? Why don’t you find out for yourself. Join us as we begin 2022 with another year of Six Sentence Stories. Discover for your own self the most incredible community of writers ever assembled under one roof. I guarantee, you’ll not find a more comfortable place to hang than at the Six Sentence Café and Bistro. Read the instructions below, return here beginning Wednesday evening and let’s get to know one another, eh?

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDEXPRESS

“Waiting for inspiration to write is like standing at the airport waiting for a train.”
-Unknown

Blood on the Ground. It’s a 6.

“… because dear friend, there is more to this story.”

——- ******* ——- ******* ——- 

Late fall early evening, having slipped into her little black dress, seductively wrapped her charm around the two men as they exited the comfort of the Juke Box Diner’s ambient lighting.

“Luca, Luca, Luca – you have surprised me at times throughout the years, I’ll give you that but listen man, don’t think you’ll be the only one sitting in Hell’s front row, trust me, you’ll have plenty of company.”

“Why aren’t you taking me seriously Tommy, I’m telling you what I did, as fantastical as it sounds, is God’s honest truth – yes, pun intended, I did what I believed was the right thing to do; I’ve got plenty of religious doctrine to support my actions!”

“Well then, off to see the bishop Luca, but don’t expect him to believe you… naah, he’ll be plenty pissed you disobeyed him, just sayin’ but hey, “It’s only after we lost everything that we are free to do anything” right? – what?! – I’m kidding, I’m kidding.”

“You still don’t take me seriously, Tomassa – I know what it is I unleashed and I now know what it is I must do; believe it or not you did actually help me reach that conclusion and for that I thank you brother.” (Luca embraces his friend, each man turning to walk to opposite ends of the parking lot).

Late fall early evening slipped out of her little black dress, anticipation moistening the air as the rumble of a dual straight pipe exhaust grew louder, the throaty sound of a revving engine approaching in the near distance; checkered flag waving, the ’78 Camaro hurtled itself to embrace the body of a middle aged priest, shattered headlights collecting the soul of one Father Luca Domenico Lazarus.

EDITOR NOTE: Polite heads up to the film clip in the link. It might be disturbing to some of us.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Geez, thanks for that one Mr. McKee. Yet, isn’t it part of the motivation for continuing this thing we do? Are we not word alchemists? Do we not create, conjure, transform? Words into sentences. How fortunate there is an establishment to serve as laboratory in which to craft our stories – 6 sentences at a time. I speak of the ever trending blog hop, Six Sentence Stories. Each Sunday a prompt word is given and each week, beginning Wednesday evening, we are asked to link our story or poem or scene, next serial installment or “soc”, then allow our magic to work its way around the globe. Stories that reach for our readers’ hands; guides them from the present moment to somewhere else. We hope you’ll join us, one and all.

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  😀

PROMPT WORDCHARM

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The mark of a master is to select only a few moments but to give us a lifetime.”
– Robert McKee

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
What is it about the end of the Gregorian calendar year it looms larger than an outsized Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon? I imagine the feeling is similar for those who celebrate the “New Year” during different calendar months. There’s a beginning; there’s an end. The emotional content attached (feel about it) is different for each of us. As fate would have it, this edition of SSS straddles both the outgoing year and the incoming year. How perfect is that?! Let us end/begin the year writing precisely 6 sentences. The menu at this establishment is à la carte therefore, 6 sentences may be offered as fantasy or fiction, humor or self reflection, perhaps a splash of mystery or mayhem, historical semi-fiction, poetry, or soc. Creative expression. We have it. Let’s share it.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Link up at Wednesday’s post. Link goes live at 6:00 pm through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDCHARM

The arrangement of the words matters, and the arrangement you want can be found in the picture in your mind. The picture dictates the arrangement. The picture dictates whether this will be a sentence with or without clauses, a sentence that ends hard or a dying-fall sentence, long or short, active or passive.” – Joan Didion