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.

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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.

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20 comments:

Donna Cummings said...

LOL -- great fun. I love how Annabelle thinks! And congrats on making it through such an eventful week. Whew--I'm exhausted just reading what you had to do!

L.J. Kentowski said...

Hahaha!! Loving Annabelle! I laugh too because my hubby is a fireman (no calendar page though) ;)

Glad to hear you made it through such a hectic week Lorraine!

Joanne Stewart said...

I'm giggling over here as well. I love Annabelle! And I love the sense of camaraderie, as they gawk. lol Great fun!

Karen de Lange said...

Annabelle's fabulous! Wish I had a great-aunt like her. And I've got a great image of Parker now too - on a fire-fighter's calendar indeed. Purr.

Lea Griffith said...

That last line made me snort. Ain't it true, ain't it true! ;) Great six, Lorraine and I hope your week calms down a bit.

Chantel Rhondeau said...

I love Annabelle! Great job on this 6! Good luck with the house sale!

sue said...

reading about your week exhausted me. And your character, she protests too much...

Veronica Scott said...

I really enjoy the Great Aunt, I have to say.Sorry you had such an exhausting week, hope things calm down for you!

Jess Schira said...

Wow, that is a crazy busy week, glad you made it through in one piece. I really like the organic feel you've created with this week's six.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Ugh, I hate overly busy weeks. We've all been there, so no worries.

And I love these two ladies. They're too late if they think they've avoided looking like teens. Silly and smitten is hard to hide.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Surprised you had time to do anything last week. Two generations is a safe distance for Annabelle, but for Billie it's immediate.

angelaquarles.com said...

What fun! Love great aunts! Mine's hysterical too...

Patricia Preston said...

Love the conversation! I know what you mean about being busy. Sometimes, life is non-stop!

Siobhan Muir said...

Great six, Lorraine. I loved her nervousness and her lusty friend. :)

Mae Clair said...

I think both ladies are a little smitten, LOL. Great girl talk and gawking. This was fun!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I love your characters -- all of them! My WIP also features an older woman, but the younger woman in mine is her granddaughter. The interaction between them is fun. I'm sure you're enjoying writing these characters too. Great scene!

Jean Marie Ward said...

What a fun Six to cap a busy week! Thanks for the smile. :D

Wildcats Wife said...

Sorry I'm late making some of the rounds from yesterday. Father's Day took a chunk of my time. Parker sounds dreamy! I like the great-aunt thrown in the mix for added flavor and bringing out these other two characters! She's a hoot.

Kate Warren said...

Pretty sure I said this last week, but I just know I'm going to love Aunt Annabelle!

Pippa Jay said...

Ah, prevarication - but I guess she'll go over eventually. :-P