6 Word Story: 10/12

I’m sneaking a moment away to write my 6-word story. The house wasn’t a conducive creative writing environment and my husband is still not understanding that I need my ‘me’ time. I’m not that busy here at work so I can write this quick but it breaks my heart that I can’t even sneak away and draw.


The mutant whale destroyed the laboratory.

6 Word Story: 10/11

I think I’m going to have to take a break from writing…forget about drawing. I have no time and it seems like my husband doesn’t understand that I need time without interruptions or noise to at least concentrate on my ideas. I’m heartbroken that it has come to this to make a point but I don’t have the time. I’m going to do my best to sneak away but if not please understand that I’m overwhelmed and busy.


Prompt: Cruel

Werewolves are shunned by other wolves.

6 Word Story: 10/10

Yesterday was an off day. New moon? Teen stress? Hell of a storm that was blowing in? Who knows but it brought a migraine that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Ok, maybe my absolute worse but you get the idea. Dreading weigh-in tomorrow to the point I don’t even want to attempt to get on the scale. Let’s just start with the 6-words and hope for the best to come. It’s getting to be really tiring trying to be positive.


Prompt: Flowing

Her wand streamed magic and Netflix.

6 Word Story: 10/9

I have come to the conclusion that I’m literally going to have to take a mini-vacation, leave the town, barricade myself in a room with room service so I can draw. I managed to finish 3 drawings and add 2 inkings to the larger project but it took me 6 hours. I went to bed exhausted only to have a husband with back spasms refusing to take his meds because they make him sleepy. They make him sleepy at bedtime?! At the end of our conversation, he decided that it would be wise to get up and take his meds. Cleaning my coffee pot now, packed my art supplies up to take to work with me so I can work on it during lunch and breaks, got dinner pulled out and planned so hopefully tonight I’ll get everything done.


Prompt: Precious

A witches most cherished item; grimoire. 

6 Word Story: 10/7-8

As a mom, I can attest to the fact that it’s exhausting making holiday childhood memories for your kids. But it’s worse when you’re trying to make it special but they don’t want to really participate unless it involves money or food. I think next year I may not have to go all out with lights and pumpkin carving but it is kind of surreal realizing that they are growing up and there is nothing I can do about it. Here are my story catch-ups and hopefully tonight I will have all my sketches done provided I get dinner done, kid to work, kid to sports practice, and a kid to do his homework.


Prompt 10/7: Exhausted

Bigfoot tired trying to make friends. 

Prompt 10/8: Star

'That star grants curses through wishes.'

6 Word Story: 10/6

I think I have all the errands done now we wait for a kiddo to get off work so we can go get our ‘porch’ pumpkins per our family tradition. Then there will be a sleepover to prepare for (not at my house) then the older kids and adults will have a horror movie night.


Prompt: Drooling

'Mom! The monster is drooling again.'

 

6 Word Story: 10/5

Last night could have used some improvement but having a teenager that thinks she knows EVERYTHING is tiring. So tiring in fact that I fell asleep at 7pm. Then this morning my husband woke up to back spasms and since he doesn’t want to listen to me…I’m going to start getting ready for work and write. I know I’m behind by a day on my Inktober drawings but plan on ignoring everything around here and getting in the drawing zone.

Today’s post…I laughed trying to make it scary or Halloweenish. It just didn’t work.


Prompt: Chicken

Chop. The poultry ran witnessing beheadings.

 

 

6 Word Story: 10/2

I woke up a little earlier than normal so I can write and draw. Unfortunately, I only have time for one since I forced myself to get on the treadmill for 15 minutes. Tonight I think the family will survive and can fend for themselves. I already have a vision in mind of what I would like to draw but it’s the execution I’m intimidated by. What is today’s prompt to you?


Prompt: Tranquil

Create what you need for peace.

 

 

October 6 Word Prompts

1-poisonous 2-tranquil 3-roasted 4-spell 5- chicken 6-drooling 7-exhausted 8-star 9-precious 10 -flowing 11-cruel 12-whale 13-guarded 14-clock 15-weak 16-angular 17-swollen 18-bottle 19-scorched 20-breakable 21-drain 22-expensive 23-muddy 24-chop 25-prickly 26-stretch 27-thunder 28-gift 29-double 30-jolt 31- sliceAs you may know, I have been trying to convince myself that it will be a great opportunity to participate in Inktober. This is where you draw with ink. You can either choose to follow the prompt list or make your own up. I’m doing a little bit of both and will post here in a little bit about it. I thought since that I’m already following one prompt list, why not follow the same for my 6-word stories?

 


Prompt: Poisonous

Thoughts can be healing or cancerous.

Ending September 6 Word Story 9/29-9/30

This weekend was both fun and mentally tiring. I took a mental health day to myself and called in a vacation day. I think they can do without me for a day. If not there are other people there that can do a quick graphic. Today is October 1st and also the beginning of Inktober and weekend road trips to haunted locations this month (or so I planned). Let’s start with catching on my last two 6 word stories for Septemeber. Stayed tuned for October’s 6 Words, list, and Inktober beginnings. Happy Monday everyone.


Prompt 9/29: Flower

Caution! Poisonous petals still hold beauty.

Prompt 9/30: Grind

Don't let society widdle your spirit.

6 Word Story: 9/28

Yesterday was a decent day all things considered. I did have an amazing cup of coffee but I had to get a chamomile tea to help sleep. The coffee is made by Death Wish and it has one of the most intense, smooth, robust flavors I have ever tasted. I was able to push through the rest of my day designing and even decided to share with a couple of people one of which was a woman that I caught talking about me. Finally Friday…we made everyone!


Prompt: Instrument

Don't settle for playing second fiddle

6 Word Story: 9/25

Another morning where it seems like I can’t get it together. I’ve been doing some research into the Inktober a bit and I’m feeling a wee bit intimidated. I really want to try it but there are some really good artists that make my art look like kids doodles. I have a few days yet to think about committing myself to it.


Prompt: Writer

Words have weight; use them wisely.

6 Word Story: 9/22-24

I’m going to start off saying…I failed already this morning but plan on walking this evening. Second…I had the most relaxing and wonderful weekend. I didn’t worry much about anything. I lived in the moment and it was one of the most rewarding experiences. I’m going to catch-up then post later about events, ideas, and adventures. They may not be considered as adventures by normal standards but for me, it was.


I think it’s true that you’re are only as old as you think you are. I also think that I have missed out on a lot because I felt like I had to be an adult. I ended up being a wet blanket when I could have enjoyed so much more in life. I’m going to start trying to still be an adult but one that enjoys more in life.

9/22 Prompt: Youthful

Age depends on how you feel.

I think if I believe that my mind, thoughts, and feelings as my space rather than a part of societies whole I wouldn’t let so much eat at me. Or at the very least, not have panic attacks about what others think about me.

9/23 Prompt: Territory

Your mind, your territory, your rules.

Frogs? What was I thinking about this prompt? At least I made myself smile this morning and hope ya’ll got a kick out the prompt too.

9/24 Prompt: Frogs

Kissing frogs shouldn't be a priority.

6 Word Story: 9/21

My son kept me up last night for no real reason other than I took his tablet from him and he thought he was going to be sneaky and try to get it. Lack of sleep kind of killed my motivation to get on the treadmill this morning. In fact, I’m running so behind this morning I’m really not caring if I’m late for work. My friend that texted yesterday about her depression was doing so much better later in the day. She told me that she liked to draw and I got her a pad and micron pens so she can get back into her doodling. I explained to her that is can help and I realized that I need to get back into it myself. I have no plans this weekend other than battling the mosquito population with chemical warfare.

Today’s prompt seems like something that is hard to find or is manipulated for people’s own personal agenda but I’m going to try and keep it positive.


Prompt: Tangible

Your goals are proof of hope.

6 Word Story: 9/20

Yesterday was a huge FAIL but this morning I woke up deciding that I won’t let that bother me today. I think what pushed me was a friend reaching out this morning and telling me that she feels like her battle with depression is getting the best of her. I’m glad she reached out and wished more people would. It helped put things in perspective for me and I hope that opening up helps her. If someone reaches out to you, listen. Oh…ugh weigh in day today.


Prompt: Incandescent

Be the radiance your soul needs.

6 Word Story: 9/19

After 2 years, I was approached by my hiring manager and was told that I would finally be able to do social media for the company. That’s why they hired me! It took them this long to figure out that the company needs some sort of online presence other than an outdated website that I’m not allowed to touch either. I’m super happy don’t get me wrong but why the change of heart? Was it the search history on my computer and my applying to other job activities?

Tomorrow is weigh in day but I have made a commitment to either write tonight or paint. The coin toss will happen after I cook dinner.


Prompt: Concern

Let go of what causes anxiety.

 

6 Word Story: 9/17

I understand that people need to work to make a living. Unfortunately, here in the states that really doesn’t afford us any downtime when sick and unless we have vacation days to take we take a hit on payday.  Our janitor came to work sick 3 days in a row…he touches EVERYTHING and now 3 other people and myself have the stomach flu. I have vacation days that I’m now forced to use so I can pay bills rather than actually using it for something let’s say more relaxing. I wish we at least got sick days but the company I work for isn’t compassionate like that.


Prompt: Remove

Abolish self-doubt and be yourself.

6 Word Stories: Declutter 9/15-9/16

As many of you may know this has been the week from hell for me. Yesterday, I ran around running errands and when I got home I didn’t feel relaxed or at ease. Isn’t home supposed to be a place where a person can go to relax? I looked around and decided that it was time to declutter my living room and back area where my treadmill is sitting. I purchased simple cube organizers that placed the important items on top (my owl knick-knacks) and inside I hid shoes and other eyesores that didn’t have a proper place. Everything else…tossed in the trash. Items that I haven’t touched in years or that didn’t serve a purpose anymore.

This morning I woke up feeling at ease and enjoyed a cup of coffee. My family and I went to breakfast, my husband offered to do laundry so I can write and make applesauce. When he’s done we are going to the local hardware store and purchase items for a firepit that I have been desperately wanting along with something to kill mosquitos. I tried the home remedies and nothing is helping so now it’s full-on chemical warfare. Before I wage war I’m going to catch up on my stories. Then the rest of the day I’m going to do things that I enjoy…maybe even some painting.


9/15: Introduce

Open doors and learn new things.

9/16: Wake

Keep vigil over your own heart.

6 Word Story: 9/13

Today is my daughter’s birthday, I failed the weigh-in (by my standards), walked on the treadmill, and REFUSE to let anyone make me feel inferior. In fact, I just finished an order request with art that took 6 hours to complete and another woman took credit for it as she was staring at MY computer screen. I could’ve blown up at the person in front of everyone but instead I just casually added to the conversation that it took 6 hours to draw. Sharp looks were thrown at the woman by other but I’m ok with that too. Yes, I’m busy here at work and hit the ground running this morning. I’m just now getting to my 6-words. I have learned over the years that’s it’s ok to burn a bridge that I built.


Prompt: Bridge

It's your bridge, matches, and choice.

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