It's been an eon (give or take an era or two) since I've posted an excerpt, so I'm happy to be participating in Six Sentence Sunday again.
I was tempted to post something from SECRETS AND SECOND CHANCES, which I've entered into the So You Think You Can Write contest, but instead I unearthed a different work-in-progress: AWAKENING A WITCH. Can you guess from the working title that it is a paranormal? Yes, I thought probably. It is also historical.
So - a bit of a departure from what I've posted on SSS in the past.
Set Up: Once upon a time - May 1891 to be exact - there was a odd, but pretty, spinster making a wish while standing on the shore of a small loch in the Scottish borders. These are the opening sentences...
When Mattie’s grandmother had presented her with
the large pendant she now wore at her neck, the old woman had claimed it was
magical. A large bulky topaz sat proud
at the heart of the ornament, with smaller stones and fine gold ribbons
clustered around it. Her sisters had
proclaimed the piece ugly, but Mattie hadn’t minded its gaudy, old-fashioned
And, while she understood enchantments were something from fairy tales,
sometimes – like now – Mattie wished it could be different. Yes, this would be an excellent time for her
golden jewelry to prove itself.
If only it were true.
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