It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
You feel it yet? Hear that low level humming sound? Yeah, that is electricity! What do you mean what am I talking about? I’m talking about Six Sentence Stories. I’m talking about the fact in less than 4 hours time, the doors to the world’s biggest story time will commence. And when it does, you’ll begin to notice an unmistakable electricity that begins to compound with each Six Sentence Story written and read. Not to worry. No grounding equipment required 😁 Speaking of grounding…there is no specific genre of writing necessary to participate in Six Sentence Stories. Let your muse be the guide in sharing 6 and exactly 6 sentences of fantasy, historical fiction, drama, science fiction, humor, mystery, poetry or the next scene in your ongoing serial story. Looking forward to another round of fabulous story telling! 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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORDCONFETTI

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https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou


Sunday’s Six Sentence Story Word Prompt!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and Sunday’s prompt word reveal for Six Sentence Stories!
I say with confidence, there is not a one among us would disagree with Mr. Thackeray. It is that very thing that prompts us to pick up a pen, sit at our computers/laptops or hold the stylus over the screen of our phones. The act of writing often sets in motion a stream of: profound thought, magical poetry, sheer garbage of monumental piles or ditty upon ditty upon ditty. Point being until a first word is lain upon the vellum, typed across the monitor screen, we deprive ourselves of the possibility for that word to guide us to destinations we may not have otherwise consciously traveled. For how could we? You know, when I get all soap boxy like this, I speak loudest to my own self. To pick up the pen once again. What do you say? Type or write the prompt word below; see where it leads. Return to the ‘Edge beginning Wednesday evening with 6 and only 6 sentences of whoever, whatever, wherever; let’s explore together. Six Sentence Stories, where creativity roams free. Writing implements at the ready? Good. Let’s begin…

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 WORDCONFETTI

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”  – William Makepeace Thackeray

‘S a 6.

She woke from fitful dreams, dressed in layers of assorted clothing, a hat, and gloves. Her physical shelter provided walls to shield the elements of nature, though this particular evening, provided none against the cold of harsh circumstance. Bundled, she withdrew beneath covers, warmed of body if not of soul; allowed her mind to wander at will. She walked upon deserted beach dotted with sparkling sea glass, allowing soft, moist sands to ground her as she stepped eagerly towards the surf. Coaxed further, cool ripples drew her ankle deep as the salty swash continued to tickle and tease. She loosed her clothing, each piece dropped upon the shoreline, a breadcrumb, offering to the ocean; she walked on, freely.

It’s Six Sentence Story Thursday Link Up!

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge and another edition of Six Sentence Stories!
What are we without imagination? Without humor? Can you even picture that? (a bit frightening, isn’t it, lol) We, who hang at the Six Sentence Café and Bistro, who enjoy chatting up our Sixes with the other patrons or utilizing the stage for the occasional performance art piece, we, are writers who enjoy creative challenge. It’s why we return each week with Six Sentence Story in hand. Our challenge: write a story, a poem, the next scene in our book or serial, or perhaps an amusing tale for the ages and write it in precisely 6 sentences. Repeat after me – “6 sentences. No more. No less.” If you’ve only recently stumbled across this establishment, welcome! House rules are posted below. For the regulars, well, you know what to do. Doors open this evening 6:00 PM EST US.
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 6:00 PM, ends way late Saturday night!
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers  😀

PROMPT WORD SHELTER

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon


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

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