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.

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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.

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38 comments:

Suzanne Stengl said...

I love these "tension" kind of scenes. Way more than the full-on sex scene. Leaves a lot to the imagination...
well done!

Jessica Subject said...

I have a feeling her resolve might waver next time. Great six! :)

Heather Boyd said...

Last line made me smile. Great six!

Karen de Lange said...

I really want to see all of this from Parker's point of view, particularly after this six!

Mae Clair said...

I love the image of his fingers skimming her cheek and him brushing the bit of fluff from her hair. Beautifully done. Oh, and congrats on all the house stuff. Moving is such an exciting time!

L.J. Kentowski said...

I have a feeling the next time he touches her, the tension might be too much! Great six!

Kate Meader said...

Yes, love that last line. So much sexy tension here - great six!

A.S. Fenichel said...

I hope it's even more, the next time he touches her. Great six!

Veronica Scott said...

She *thinks* she'll be ready for the next time he touches her anyway. Interesting, enjoyed the excerpt as always! Good luck with all the stuff going on IRL!

sue said...

eh? didn't realise you a fellow Canuk - yes happy canada day!
she'll be ready will she? we'll see...

S. J. Maylee said...

Happy Canada Day, Lorraine and congrats on surviving your week.
I'm very glad she's looking ahead and thinking about next time. Hope she is able to pull it off :) Happy 6

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Love that they've fallen into battle mode from the start. Lots of friction between these two. Delicious! (And congrats on moving through real estate hell so quickly. I'm impressed.)

Kate Warren said...

Sure they will. Very different. Uh huh. Right. Nice six!

Happy Canada Day to you, Lorraine!

Silver James said...

You are one busy lady, Lorraine! Don't forget to make time to pack... ;) And Happy Canada Day!

Today's six? Wow! I love her deep POV and her "running train of thought." Well written (as always!)

Jess Schira said...

Wow, you've been one a roll with the moving thing, which is always a busy time. It sounds like things are going very well on that front. Also with your writing. What a great six this week. Something tells me that keeping her hands off of him is going to be something that's much easier said than done. Great six, and good luck with your wild and crazy life.

Cara Bristol said...

Nice, nice! How she fools herself. NEXT time will be worse, I suspect.

You certainly were busy this week! We sold our house last fall, moved across the country, and now we're building a house. I have many weeks like yours. I feel your busyness!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

"Next time things would be different?" Ha!
Congrats on the house situation.

Maryellen Brady said...

Congratulations on the house :)

This is so deep her POV, very nice 6!

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Jess! :)

patonlorraine said...

She's almost admitting defeat already, isn't she? LOL

patonlorraine said...

Aw - thanks, Suzanne! I'm never sure how much internal contemplation should happen. :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Heather! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Karen! We saw his point of view last week. I'll have to check and see if his point of view surfaces this coming week. :)

patonlorraine said...

Aw - thanks, Mae!

Exciting? Yes - I think it will be... soon. After the stress...LOL. :)

patonlorraine said...

I think you might be right. LOL

patonlorraine said...

:) Thanks, Kate!

patonlorraine said...

LOL. Yes. Thanks, AS!

patonlorraine said...

LOL. Thanks, Veronica!

patonlorraine said...

LOL. I don't think things will turn out quite as she planned. :)

patonlorraine said...

:) - yes, she doesn't seem to doubt there'll be a next time, does she?

patonlorraine said...

I'm not quite through real estate hell... but hopefull I'll emerge soon. LOL.

Thanks for commenting - glad you enjoyed my six! :)

patonlorraine said...

*grin* Thanks, Kate!

patonlorraine said...

Aw - thanks, Silver! :)

Right, packing - must remember... ;)

patonlorraine said...

Wow - so exciting to build a house! Congrats!

And, thanks - I think it may be worse too. ;)

patonlorraine said...

:) Thanks, Sue Ann!

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Maryellen! :)

Virginia Kelly said...

Love the "Next time things would be different." Look forward to finding out how they will be. Very nice 6!

Teresa Cypher said...

I love the way you build tension into this, Lorraine. Looking forward to more of this!

Congrats on the new home, selling the old home, and keeping up with your demanding schedule. That dang day job. I always say that I could get so much mroe done in my life if it wasn't for that 40+ outside of the home. ;-) Have a great week!