It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Ever since the world stopped being as it was, seems as if time’s visage has been altered. Not that time can appear differently, it’s just that time feels different. Work schedules have changed, work is now performed remotely or worse, there is no work. For those working in fields deemed essential such as health care, law enforcement, fire & rescue and retail, there’s a layer of additional stress that no doubt accentuates this difference. Amidst the turmoil, we’re reminded of health. How important it is. How to keep it safe. Physically, spiritually, socially. As writers, we are in a unique position to provide each other, and those who happen by, a little respite from the inevitable “fallout”. We have the opportunity to offer entertainment, new information/facts, and mini history lessons; an opportunity to connect. Every week at this time you’ll find an open invitation to escape from the daily and join in Six Sentences Stories. Link your story or a poem, or a scene from your upcoming novel, serial, or memoir. 6 sentences. S’all you need. Up for it?

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 WORDIDENTITY

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Any writer worth his salt writes to please himself…It’s a self-exploratory operation that is endless. An exorcism of not necessarily his demon, but of his divine discontent.
― Harper Lee

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
What is writing? What does it represent to you? How does it manifest for you? Why do you write? These are questions we’ve all asked of ourselves at one point or another. Over the years, the answers no doubt have evolved. So to what end now, do we do this thing, writing? In the immediate, in this very place? It is to challenge ourselves as writers to create a landscape, give life to characters, paint scenes, wax poetic, in 6 sentences or less. Simple, but not always easy, eh? (well, maybe sometimes, lol) Be well, be safe, be writing often and we’ll see each other back here, usual time 😀

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 WORDIDENTITY

The writer can grow as a person or he can shrink. … His curiosity, his reaction to life must not diminish. The fatal thing is to shrink, to be interested in less, sympathetic to less, desiccating to the point where life itself loses its flavor, and one’s passion for human understanding changes to weariness and distaste.” – Norman Mailer

Evening interlude. It’s a 6.

Eyes languidly opening, as if pried by miniature, cushion tipped crowbars, I attributed the difficulty waking to the late spring evening air that flowed freely from my open bedroom window; I questioned if perhaps I’d been dreaming, vivid dreaming? But there it was again – a repetitive, peculiar sound, no, more a repetitive grating noise, like a human fingernail raked slowly over the slate of a 3rd grade classroom chalkboard, fingertip all white alabaster dusted. Scooching up against the pillows, willing myself to a state of semi-consciousness I fumbled for the metal chain of the banker’s lamp, then remembered I’d forgotten to replace the bulb.

Chi-chi-chitttttt – holy mother of…. head turning all Linda Blair like, I gazed in horrific amazement at 2 eyes in the far corner of the room peering out of a ratlike, but not, body, black fur blending into the nighttime as if it stepped out of the darkness itself; neither of us moving, until it screamed an indescribable bark. Like a missile launched prematurely, my body shot out of bed in a single levitation and I stood, frozen.

Feeling a cool breeze push at my shoulders, I turned towards the open window, the window whose torn screen I’d forgotten to replace, the window through which my nocturnal visitor gained entrance and who was now screaming to be let out….

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Exciting isn’t it? Creativity/imagination. It may undulate with mood or circumstance or simply the phase of the moon. Regardless, it is a resource that, when utilized and channeled, can produce enormous self satisfaction. And the icing? When shared, is a source of entertainment, learning, escape, example. In short, sharing of ourselves creatively not only helps enhance our own skills as writers, it also benefits others as we read each others’ works, provide feedback and engage in conversation. Enough pressure these days to last a lifetime so if you want to let off a little creative steam, consider writing a Six Sentence Story. Or a 6 line poem. How about sharing a 6 sentence scene from the novel you’ve been working on? Whatever you decide, we’re here. Now through next Tuesday. Don’t worry that the words haven’t appeared yet. There’s time. The words will come.
They will most definitely come. Stay safe, be well. I’ll 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 WORDNOISE 

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=c8cd94ed6d171cb9d89dThe beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.” – Robert Cormier

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories! Time travel. Physicists persist in discovering that which will make it real. One day, it will be more than theory. One day, scientists will validate the theoretical time-dilation effect of Special Relativity and while that takes care of the future, what about the past? Pat over to “A season and a time” commented at my Six this past week saying, in part  – “The music brought back a memory of a beautiful experience from many years ago…” Music. Not everyone has the wonder of time travel through it however, music is magic. Now, more than ever in our collective lifetime, we look for those tools that have the power to facilitate a little magic, provide respite, make us smile and dance and sing. In the words of Ray Davies – “don’t forget to dance.” And write! Have a wonderful week everyone, be safe, and write when you can. 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 WORDNOISE

“The danger that keeps me just a little frightened with every book I write, however, is that I’ll overreach myself once too often and try to write a story that I’m just plain not talented or skillful enough to write. That’s the dilemma every storyteller faces. It is painful to fail. But it is far sadder when a storyteller stops wanting to try.”Orson Scott Card

People Get Ready. It’s a 6.

Like tiny little angel boots, the ranks of raindrops persisted; perfectly synchronized, they charged through the house gutters, their hollow echoes insistent – storm is coming

On the ground an infantry of daffodils defended the west hillside, silent stalwart sentries; to the east forsythia, sweeping arms of yellow, ornamental flower leafs waving – we are ready

A squadron of squirrels could be seen in the safety of the southern quadrant, supplies were plentiful, the littered landscape offering tiny pods of nourishment – restocking, they were prepared

Resonant rumblings overhead alerted the prolific winged creatures, they were the outliers, their duty – to observe and report

Walking in wonder amidst emerging color, life and activity – the umbrella was raised

Arrival imminent – Spring has breached the perimeter

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories! Amidst current upheaval, change in schedules, working remotely, I find I’m still writing the SSS link post pretty much around the same time on a Wednesday that I typically do, lol.  A solid example of how routine dares us to alter it. Consider where we find, consciously or not, a feeling of safety, comfort. Longstanding routines, in their inevitable certainty, provide such comfort – until those routines are altered by circumstances beyond our control. Writing is in our control. Sharing is in our control. This week, as every week, I invite you to share 6 sentences of flash fiction, 6 lines of poetry, 6 lines from the latest manuscript and link them at the blog hop to end all blog hops… Six Sentence Stories. Challenge on!

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 WORDSAFETY

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=c8cd94ed6d171cb9d89d“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” – Joan Didion