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.

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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.

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27 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Sounds like she still harbors feelings for him. Nice six! :-)

Jess Schira said...

It sounds like he's grown up quite nicely :)

Lisa Fox said...

I can feel the tension already! Nice!

Donna Cummings said...

YUM! I want some Parker, right now! Great six. And hang in there on all the craziness you've got going. How does it all happen at once? LOL

Mae Clair said...

Love the characterization trait with his left eyebrow and that she remembers that after so long. Speaks volumes! Great teasing from her aunt too. Delightful six!

Best of luck with the condo move. I'll cross my fingers for a quick sale!

patonlorraine said...

Yes, they have some unresolved issues. ;)

patonlorraine said...

Gotta love it when they do that. LOL

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Lisa! Billie is certainly tense. :)

patonlorraine said...

Tee hee. Thanks, Donna!

I keep thinking: Once we finish ____ (fill in the blank) it'll all quiet down. Then that passes and I fill in the blank with something else. LOL. But, it'll be worth it in the end when we have a new place. :)

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Mae! She has tried not to think about him since he left, but of course that didn't work. LOL. And I love her aunts (You only see Annabelle here, but Billie has two) - they are scheming matchmakers and so much fun!

And thanks for the good luck wish too - I'll cross my fingers for a quick sale too. ;)

L.J. Kentowski said...

Like Mae said, I love the way you place his outstanding character trait in and make it important to her. Great 6 Lorraine! Good luck with all you have going on!

Teresa Cypher said...

You always have such a great little zinger for a last line, Lorraine!

Good luck with the sale. Hope its a fast one. and then with the move--will miss you round here. See you when you can find time to jump back in. :-)

S. J. Maylee said...

So glad you gave us 6 this week! Total yum. The eyebrow, might be my favorite bit.

Silver James said...

I love Aunt Annabelle. I bet she wears purple shirts and red hats! And the chemistry between Parker and Billie is just yummy! Terrific six today.

Lea Griffith said...

Goodness, I love a man that raises an eyebrow. Yummy is right. Nice six and that last line is so intriguing to me...she's never stopped thinking about him, has she? Great job.

Kate said...

Love the eyebrow and the stumbling pulse. Great six!

Karen de Lange said...

He seems to me to be a man with a sense of humour - and definitely worth a second look!

Candice Bundy said...

I get the impression Parker's waiting for Annabelle to leave so he can approach. It's in the undercurrent. Well done!

Veronica Scott said...

Enjoyed this, especially the Great Aunt (I sense mischief ahead there) and the way he lifts that sexy eyebrow LOL. Terrific six!

K.E. Saxon said...

Yes indeed, that age-old chemistry is still strong as ever, it seems. I love Annabelle, what a piece of work she is! Great six, and so glad you decided to share another snippet at the last minute. Good luck with the move--I feel your pain, LOL!

Pippa Jay said...

Busted! :)

sue said...

what's a home stager by the way?? Love these two - better late than never and the aunt's so helpful lol

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Love her stumbling heartbeat, her memories of him not ever being scrawny, and Annabelle's subtle goading. A fun and wonderful six!

(Good luck with the moving/selling. Ugh, never fun.)

D'Ann said...

Love that she never thought he was scrawny!

D'Ann

Kate said...

Love those slow smiles! I think I'm really going to like Great Aunt Annabelle too!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Sounds like he remembers her, too.

Father Tom said...

Lorraine, Mom Julie just came over to visit after doing her morning writing and had to chuckle at your character named "Annabelle." I have one with the same name in my new book!
Plus another (don't tell anyone) in a book of historical fiction. Good grief! How come she likes that name so much???

Once again, loved the six sentences and they never seem awkward standing alone, either. What a gift!

Good luck with your condo sale and what lies ahead!

Julie