Saturday, November 24, 2012

Awakening a Witch #7 - Six Sentence Sunday

Happy November 25th!  Not only is it my birthday - I'm putting in a request for a cupcake that is more icing than cake - but it is also the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup. (Go, Stamps, Go!) 
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Six Sentence Sunday: Over the last few weeks, I've been highlighting some excerpts from my historical paranormal romance work-in-progress, Awakening A Witch. Click here to read earlier posts.


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Set Up: I'm skipping ahead from the last excerpt.  Alex decided to keep Mattie prisoner, but in the night she managed to escape - Alex's guards were too scared to try to stop a strange witch.  She tried to return to her family, but she kept getting turned around in the woods and a fierce storm.  Mattie had just accepted that her best option was to return to Alex - if she only could find her way back to him - when...

My Six (these are in Mattie's POV):
          Illuminated by another strike of lightning, the approaching figure was immediately recognizable.  He was cloaked in black, his face hidden under a hood, but Mattie knew it was Alex.  
          He'd chased her, and she'd been caught.
          The tension and fear she'd been fighting for the past two hours broke, sending tremors through her body.  She would be saved from the storm.
          But who would rescue her from her rescuer? 
                
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Thank you for stopping by on your busy Sunday to check out my six! I hope you enjoyed them. And, a special thanks to everyone who comments!  I love hearing everyone's thoughts. 

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55 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Oh, I want to know why he'd been chasing her. Great six!

Have a wonderful birthday!

Donna Cummings said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad we share a birthday month. :) This is a lovely snippet -- I love that last line!

patonlorraine said...

Thank you, Jessica! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Donna!
(November is a great month for a birthday!) ;)

gemma parkes said...

Happy birthday Lorraine! loved the six, tense and exciting!

Gem Sivad said...

Happy Birthday, Lorraine!"...But who would rescue her from her rescuer?" Great last line and set up.

Jenna said...

I bet in the end she really doesn't want to be rescued from him. :) But a fantastic last line!

Joanne Stewart said...

I love this. I love that she has no clue about her power, and I love that she has no choice but to trust him, because she's lost. Terrific, tense moment. I really feel for her right now.

Sarah W said...

Happy Birthday!

This is one of those times I wish this was Fourteen Sentence Sunday! The tension is amazing---I wish I knew what happened next!

Lisa Fox said...

Happy Birthday!!

That six is such a tease! I need to know so much more.

charmainegordon author said...

Delightful six. Love the last line and want more.

Evelyn Jules said...

Ahhh, so good! Love the last line!! Happy birthday to you! And thank you for sharing such a fabulous six! :)

Eleri Stone said...

Love the imagery of this...the storm, the dark figure.
Happy birthday!

Kate said...

Happy birthday, Lorraine! Great six here, love her conflict.

Veronica Scott said...

Ooh, shivery - rescue her from her rescuer - loved that! Happy Birthday and I also love the frosting more than the cake itself - have a great day!

Sarah Ballance said...

Ooooh, fantastic six! Love the final line ... it's perfection.

Anastasia Vitsky said...

Ah...rescuers from rescuers must be in short supply. Nice!

maeclair.net said...

Happy Birthday! Here's hoping you have a festive one :)

I know I've missed a lot of your sixes over the last few weeks but I love the set-up for AWAKENING A WITCH. Great ending for this six. It definitely makes me want to read more!

Carrie Crain said...

Ahhhhh. I LOVE the last line. Your words sent goosebumps on my forearms!

Paula Martin said...

Happy Birthday!
Great six - and love the last line.

J.M. Blackman said...

Happy Birthday, Lorraine! It was nice of you to give us a snippet gift on your day. You could feel her exhaustion and trepidation. Great six. Need more!

Vivien Dean said...

First of all, happy birthday!

Great build of tension in this short snippet. Well done!

sue said...

Who indeed? and when does she learn she's a witch? and what powers does she have? so sue me I ask questions.
Happy Birthday!
and yah another canuk :D

Siobhan Muir said...

Wow, great set up. I love her acceptance of her current fate and her worry for what's to come. Great six, Lorraine. :)

Frank Fisher said...

Me thinks someone will come to rescue her from her rescuer. Fun six and happy birthday. I'm pulling for the Stampeders, too!

Patricia Preston said...

Terrific six! Great description and conflict. Plus the last line is a winner!

karen Y. bynum said...

Ooo!! Rescue her from her rescuer! Nice 6! :D

Cara Bristol said...

Happy Birthday. Nice tension in your six.

The Belle in Blue said...

Seems like a delicious dilemma to me! Great six!

~Joyce Scarbrough

patonlorraine said...

;) Maybe...

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Joanne! That's exactly it! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Sarah! Sometimes it is tricky trying to decide on only 6 too, isn't it? :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Lisa! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Charmaine! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Evelyn! :)

patonlorraine said...

:) Thanks, Eleri! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Kate!

patonlorraine said...

More frosting than cake is always best. ;)
Thanks, Veronica!

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Sarah! :)

patonlorraine said...

LOL. Yes, I believe they are.

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Mae! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Carrie! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Paula! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, JM! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thank you, Vivien! :)

patonlorraine said...

LOL. She doesn't know about her powers... yet. She'll get a few hints soon. :)

patonlorraine said...

Aw, thanks, Siobhan! :)

patonlorraine said...

I guess our combined cheers didn't help the Stamps, hey? Oh well, I guess there is always next year. :)

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patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Patricia! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Karen! :)

patonlorraine said...

Thanks, Cara! :)

patonlorraine said...

:) Thank you, Joyce!

Pippa Jay said...

Hmmm, seems a very mixed blessing! Belated happy birthday, btw. :)

S. J. Maylee said...

I hope you got that cup cake, yum. Hope you got a chance to enjoy your birthday. My heart pounded through this six. Fantastic. And now I get to right and read the next, yeah!! :)