Sunday, April 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday 4-29-12

Excerpt from the very beginning of my women's novel, due out Sept. 22.  This is the working title, I'm sure it will soon change... 



                              How Long Does it Take to Fall Out of Love?


            We were drinking iced tea at our favorite sidewalk café when the plastics plant exploded.
            One moment Ronnie was checking my left hand to see if my wedding ring was still there, and the next thing I knew she was crawling across the blistered sidewalk in slow motion, reaching out for me.             Ronnie and I have been friends since college.  She and Carol were my dorm mates.  The best friends I've ever had.  But college was a long time ago. 



This begins the tale of Liz and Quinn.  The story is told in flashbacks as Liz struggles to find out if her husband, Quinn, has survived the explosion of the plastics plant where he works.   

That's it for today!  See ya next Sunday.  If you would like to participate in Six Sentence Sunday, simply go to http://www.sixsunday.com/

29 comments:

  1. You certainly caught my attention. Nice job efficiently setting up your story while also establishing a relationship between the characters. It will be interesting to learn what happens next.

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  2. Hi Ann, I enjoyed your six, the narrative is unusual and somehow seems strangely detached. Really intriguing concept!

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    1. Hmmm, I'll have to look into that...

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  3. Sounds as if your story is starting off with a bang---literally! Love your descriptive writing, always puts me in the scene.

    Oh, and your link on Twitter didn't work for me; I had to go through website.

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  4. Thanks, Carmen. I will try to fix my twitter button.

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  5. An interesting way to start a story. :)

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  6. An interesting way to start a story. :)

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  7. Hmm, an 'explosive' way to start a story!

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  8. I like how you get to the action right away. A volitile (no pun intended) six. Great writing.
    Best
    Jo-Ann

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    1. Thanks so much, Jo-Ann. I hoped it was a decent hook. =)

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  9. Wow- You blasted the reader right intot he story.
    Powerful six!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you stopped by!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. I appreciate that :)

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  11. Starts out on fire! Pun NOT intended. :-) Excellent start to the story. Great six. :-)

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    1. Ooh, I like that...punny or not! Thank you =)

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  12. Wow. Well that wrenched my heart right out. Great six.

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    1. Oh good, my work is done LOL. Thank you =)

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  13. That is one AMAZING first sentence. This sounds like a really great story!

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  14. Thank, Sarah. You just made my day :)

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  15. Definitely opened with a bang and left me wondering what next. Nice six!

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  16. Wow! Very exciting and a great six! You get so much info from this!

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    1. Thank you, Elyse. I appreciate the comments :)

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  17. Nice six. I really want to keep reading to find out more.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Heather. I will definitely continue with it next Sunday.

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