Saturday, June 30, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Silver Linings #5

Happy Canada Day! :)  And, for those south of the border, I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July this week too! 

First, a quick update: Wow!  My week spun out of control again.  I know I've said this over and over for the last few weeks - so perhaps this is the "new" normal for me.  (I hope not).  This week, we made an offer on a house, which was accepted.  We've accepted an offer on our condo. We've done the home inspection.  I met with my crit group.  I met with more lovely writerly friends to discuss social media.  I met with my realtor and mortgage broker numerous times.  Oh, and then there is my day job.  Eep.  On the upside, I think we're in a holding pattern now for a couple of weeks.  So, I'm jumping at the opportunity to catch up on Six Sentence Sunday, read a book, and edit a Work in Progress.  Yay! 

To everyone who commented on my six last week, thank you, thank you, thank you! 

Now, let's get to SSS - this is another snippet from my work in progress, SILVER LININGS. My previous posts from this WIP are here, where Parker has just walked into Billie's life again after being away for a decade.

*****

Here are my six, which are taken shortly after last week's excerpt. This is in Billie's Point of View.


          It was humiliating to think that with one touch she had been ready for Parker to kiss her - expecting it even.  He hadn’t and Billie was relieved... really.  Nothing good would have come from that.  God willing, he hadn't noticed how she'd held her breath when his fingers skimmed her cheek and brushed that bit of fluff from her hair. 
          She just hadn’t been prepared for him to touch her. Next time things would be different.

*****
Thank you for stopping by to read my Six Sentence Sunday post.

Check out the Six Sentence Sunday website to find links to more author blogs and snippets! The other writers who participate in this are fabulous and talented - so check them out!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Silver Linings #4

First, a quick update: Yay!  My condo is finally listed on the local mls site - and we've survived the first of two open houses this weekend.  And, Saturday we visited a dozen potential new homes.  It feels good.  :)  I can almost see the light at the end of this crazy tunnel. 

To everyone who commented on my six last week, thank you, thank you, thank you!  I love that you love Annabelle as much as I do.  Also - I plan to post a Lucky 7 from this WIP this coming week - so stay tuned!  Thank you for tagging me, Mae Clair, Kate Warren and Lea Griffith!

Now, let's get to SSS - this is another snippet from my work in progress, SILVER LININGS. My previous posts from this WIP are here, where Parker has just walked into Billie's life again after being away for a decade. 

*****

Here are my six, which are taken from a later scene.  This is the first one where Parker and Billie are alone.  Parker is speaking first.

“Would you like it if I said yes?”
While his question lingered between them, Parker let his gaze wander over Billie’s body. The soft cotton of her T-shirt was stretched tightly over her breasts, and the thin material revealed the faint pattern of her lacy bra - just as he’d first imagined it would. 
In spite of his bold appraisal, Billie didn’t retreat.  When her hands dug into the soft flesh of her curvy hips, Parker smiled.  Whether she realized it or not, he knew she was itching to cross her arms, but predictably she didn’t want to give him the satisfaction of knowing he was having an effect on her. 


*****

Thank you for stopping by to read my Six Sentence Sunday post.

Check out the Six Sentence Sunday website to find links to more author blogs and snippets! The other writers who participate in this are fabulous and talented - so check them out!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Silver Linings #3

It has been crazy this week (again)!  We met with the house stager (she is helping us make our house more appealing to potential buyers), we met my partner's son's girlfriend for the first time, we had my mom staying with us (she was a HUGE help), my mom then had eye surgery, we changed our computers at work, I'm training the new hires at work... good grief, it just goes on and on.   So, I'm sorry if I've missed some exciting stuff this week - I can't wait to get back into seeing what has happened in everyone's life soon!  (I feel so out of touch.)

Also, to everyone who commented on my six last week, thank you, thank you, thank you!  I am (very slowly) working through all of your posts and promise to visit back.  (pinky promise)  ;) 


Now, let's get to SSS - this is another snippet from my work in progress, SILVER LININGS. My previous posts from this WIP are here, where Parker has just walked into Billie's gift shop. They haven't seen one another for a decade. Annabelle is Billie's great aunt, who also works at the store.

*****

Here are my six, which follow from last week's.  Annabelle is speaking first.

          "Tasty enough to be on a fire fighters' calendar."
          "I think he'd have to be a fireman," Billie whispered, ignoring the urge to sprint to the back room.
          "Still, I know I'd buy one just for his picture." Annabelle winked.  "Guess we should go over and say hi, rather than gawking like a couple of teenage girls."
          "I want to finish this while we've got the ladder out," Billie said as she waved toward the empty display shelf - at this moment, any excuse was a good excuse.

*****

Thank you for stopping by to read my Six Sentence Sunday post.

Check out the Six Sentence Sunday website to find links to more author blogs and snippets! The other writers who participate in this are fabulous and talented - so check them out!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Silver Linings #2

It's a crazy week at my house!  We've decided to sell our condo and things are rolling forward quickly .  The realtor is coming this morning, my family is coming tomorrow, a home stager is coming next week, and the list goes on...

So, I might be a bit quiet on Facebook and Twitter for the next week or so.  I debated not posting six sentences, but I gave into temptation at the last minute.  This is just too much fun.  (Yes, I'm addicted.) 

On to SSS - this is another snippet from my work in progress, SILVER LININGS. My first post from this WIP is here, where Parker has just walked into Billie's gift shop. They haven't seen one another for a decade. Annabelle is Billie's great aunt, who also works at the store.

*****

Here are my six:

        As if sensing the weight of her appraising gaze, Parker looked at Billie then he slowly smiled. Her pulse stumbled when he held her gaze longer than was necessary to merely acknowledge her.
        “Not the scrawny toothpick he was when he was a boy, now is he?” Annabelle had put her hand over her mouth to cover her conspiratorial whisper and of course Parker noticed. His left eyebrow –it was always his left - drew up in a question.
        Billie shook her head - she didn’t remember Parker having ever been scrawny.

*****

Thank you for stopping by to read my Six Sentence Sunday post.

Check out the Six Sentence Sunday website to find links to more author blogs and snippets! The other writers who participate in this are fabulous and talented - so check them out!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Silver Linings #1

I'm switching things up this week.  This snippet is from my work in progress, SILVER LININGS.  I've had this one lingering in my computer's folders for years.  I know it'll take a lot of re-writing and cutting!  A lot of cutting.  Still, I do love their story.

I might not be able to read everyone's six this weekend - we're celebrating a belated Mother's Day with my mum - but I promise to follow up with posts early in the week.  :)

*****

There is not much of a set up needed for this one, so here are my six:


          Omigod, Parker Truman was in her store!
          Billie threw her hand out when the stepladder rocked. Damn ladder.  Her unsteadiness had nothing to do with him – nothing at all. 
          When she’d regained her balance, Billie glanced toward him again. Shouldn’t he be thicker around the middle by now, with a look of complacency and defeat clinging to his shoulders?  

*****
Thank you for stopping by to read my Six Sentence Sunday post.

Check out the Six Sentence Sunday website to find links to more author blogs and snippets! The other writers who participate in this are fabulous and talented - so check them out!