Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
“The early bird gets the worm”. That’s what they say, non? As the bouncy vocals of Lindsay Buckingham singing “it’s a long way down holiday road” round the corner of my sleepy brain, I remind myself that the road is only as long as we make it. So, without further adieu, going to caffeinate my brain and hit the road. I hope you’ll join us this week at Six Sentence Stories. Wherever your travels take you this week – enjoy, be safe, be of the moment. Read you soon!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDHORIZON

The real story is not the plot, but how the characters unfold by it.” – Vanna Bonta

Not without. It’s a 6.

Fractured, a million minute pieces, a framework crumbled. Not without warning were the signs, no acknowledgement of foundation fissures visible to the naked eye. Source trace immaterial, time works what it will not without cooperation. Of the moment, in the moment, each moment opportunity. Reach outward without prejudice, probability jury will reject, stacked long ago. Your power only, change in the pocket, lay it on the table.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Making lemonade out of lemons this afternoon. The lemonade ref? A “weather event” in my neck of the woods today. No simple “gonna snow, sleet, rain” tomorrow, better watch out“. Nope. “Weather event”. Well, it is winter after all and as such, well, weather happens. But fear not! Rain or shine, sleet or now, the presses at Six Sentence Stories press on 😀 So if you’re in the mood (or not, but your muse is), please join us this week. Write a story, poem, soc piece or excerpt from your latest wip in precisely 6 sentences, and you’ve paid your way into the hottest blog hop this side of Venus. Doors open usual time for you early birds. See you there! I’ll be in the back, next to the window with the view of the stars.

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 through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD CHANGE

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Out of the dust in the street you make a mud pie
.” – David John Moore Cornwell aka John le Carré

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Ever get caught up in something and then totally lose track of time? (hint, hint) As we approach the conclusion of the year 2020, there is much to reflect. As writers, we are fortunate to possess the ability to express these reflections, express our frustrations, hopes, our dreams, our joys through the written word. As writers, we create, therefore we are. Please join us for another week of Six Sentence Stories. 6 sentences. You’ve got this.  Be well everyone. Be of the moment. Enjoy your week. Read you soon!

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORD:   CHANGE

“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”
― E.B. White

All Fairy Dust and Pixie Light. It’s a 6.

Sorry for the delay folks, we’ll fly everyone where they need to be at a later time, when weather conditions permit”, the words hanging suspended in the air like a smoking campfire as we disembarked the cancelled flight, implored patience but I was already feeling adrenalin’s first rush.

“Later time?!”, there was no later time – I had to get to Boston to meet Evan who, like a paramour ordering from a 5 star menu for his beloved, had made our travel arrangements and was waiting anxiously for me at Boston’s Logan Airport, a pair of British Airways tickets in hand; I had to get there before that flight took off.

It was pure energy and emotion, insistence and faith that carried me through various terminals at Dulles as I spoke with countless airport employees and supervisors telling and re-telling my story, why it was imperative I be in Boston by a certain time and no, I didn’t have my ticket to Logan, they’d collected it after they boarded, then disembarked us when the flight was cancelled, isn’t there someone who –

Many exhausted hours later, in a moment of sheer serendipity, there appeared a knight in shining armour in the personage of a pilot coming off his last run, his 5 o’clock shadow evidence of how long his day had been, he’d overheard my emotional plea to the latest unsympathetic, unimaginative airport personnel to hear my tale; without introduction he turned to me, “let me make a call”.

Returning 10 minutes later, my “knight” advised me, with more than a bit of urgency, “they’re holding the plane for you, you’ve got to run, now, to British Airways, Concourse B, hurry’; with indescribable gratitude beaming from my eyes, I ran.

A little before midnight, like Cinderella racing against time through the deserted terminal, I rounded the corner to Concourse B where, no less than 50 yards out, stood a very tall man behind the counter awash in a halo of light from a single fluorescent bulb overhead, outstretched hand holding a ticket; like Dicken’s ghost of Christmas Present, he turned and pointed to the open gate and the waiting plane beyond.

Editor’s Note: based on a true story in the days before cell phones 🙂

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
Constants. What are they? Where do they place on the hierarchy of living? How do we steel ourselves for the inevitable erosion of them in our lives? Stephen Covey said there are 3 constants in life – “change, choice and principles”. Got no argument with that however, might I suggest a 4th constant? Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. Josie Two Shoes launched her brainchild many moons ago and it’s been out here in the ‘verse ever since. As 2nd major-domo of this hop, I invite all creatives to join in – write, link and share, a 6 sentence story. What say? Let loose this week?

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 through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

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Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” John Green

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
Writing. Stories. Poetry. Words. It is expression, it is catharsis. It is distraction and enjoyment. It is the making real, characters and situations playing in our imaginations. It is the recounting of history and reminder of what has been. It is a challenge to imagine what might be. Whatever writing is for you, I invite you to share 6 and precisely 6 sentences of fiction, non-fiction, poetry or perhaps an excerpt from your soon to be published book! Whatever your fingers may type in response to this week’s prompt word, we look forward to reading it 🙂

Rules of the hop:  
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDMENU

The process of writing, any form of creativity, is a power intensifying life.”
– Rita Mae Brown

Defiance howls. It’s a 6.

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I cry 10 million tears, drowning in their oceans, walk shores of circumstance, tempting fate to speak (tide pull me under, I dare you)

Thief, cruel destiny, silent from the sidelines, it’s not for words I hear you, not for threat I fear you

No current stronger than what I know as true, will tumble me to turbulent surf, it buoys until I sail the wind (tide pull me under, I dare you)

Heels dug in, clammy sand draws me deeper, gift of solid ground a lie, my eyes turn heavenward, safety is the sky

Breeze blown tangled, salt spray spiraled hair, weather beaten body rocks gently against unrelenting rhythms (tide pull me under, I dare you)

Cantilever constructed bridge over the chasm of what is, straddle its beam and walk it, destination lives

 

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
December. We’re officially in the last month of this year. Historically, it’s a busy month for many of us what with end of year stuff (business and otherwise), various holidays (if one so observes). Inherent in the rush is the feeling of speed. Runaway, out of control, speed. Talking with a co-worker yesterday, I remarked how incredibly fast the 2nd part of the year has passed and quipped perhaps instead of a wall calendar of tropical beach scenes, I should have one of high speed and bullet trains, lol. Regardless of how quickly the days, hours, minutes pass, there remains a constant each week – Six Sentence Stories. If you have a moment or two to indulge your muse, please consider sharing a poem or story or wip excerpt. As the title suggests, you only need 6 little ole sentences. Done and done. Link and share. Good times for all. 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.
Link is live Wednesday through Saturday night late!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

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You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.” – Arthur Plotnik

Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
I’m unable to find suitable words to describe this early morning in “mid-Atlantica”. 7:30 a.m. brought with it a brilliance that shone through glass panes and cocoa colored sheers to splash greetings all over the room. A challenge, a dare. Get up, out and engage the world! But first, there is the important matter of the Sunday prompt post for this week’s Six Sentence Story blog hop 😀 If you are so inclined to kick off shoes and socks, I invite all to come ’round this week and play in the sandbox of Six Sentence Stories. Hope to read everyone back here in a few days and may this week be all that you would have it.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Return here, link your post Wednesday night through Saturday late…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 😀

PROMPT WORDBEAM

I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” – Shannon Hale