This is my first kick at Six Sentence Sunday. (Who knew participating in this would give me such sweaty palms?) Anyway, here is an excerpt from one of my older Works in Progress called Unavoidable Legacies. I pulled it out recently to see if I could rewrite, slash, and/or edit it into something better.
These six sentences are from the prologue. It is a scene between two secondary characters, whose activities set the rest of the book in motion. I always enjoyed the prologue, but was never sure it'd make the final draft.
Here are my six:
“Don’t lie to me!” Grace punctuated her point with a slap across John's face. She had done it deliberately – some way to get a reaction from her suddenly stoic lover. Her fingers tingled as she waited. Normally he would have grabbed her arm before she made contact and they would be smothering their anger with a hot embrace by now.
When he remained controlled and distant, her chest tightened, sending her breath and all of her hope rushing from her body.
What is Six Sentence Sunday?
- Pick six (6) sentences from anything you like (it can be from a Work in Progress (WIP), something you recently sold, something you hope to sell or even something already under contract and available for purchase).
- Sign up on the Six Sentence Sunday website.
- Then post your sentences on your blog on Sunday.
Check out the other participating writers and their sentences at http://www.sixsunday.com/. There are some great snippets!
Thank you for stopping by and reading my post!
I'd love to hear from you about this excerpt! What do you think?