Sunday, April 8, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Easter Sunday -- April 8, 2012

This is actually the very first paragraph of The Phantom Pilot.  This scene shows Stevie standing on the porch of the old Taylor mansion:

         I was twelve years old, standing knock-kneed in pigtails and ripped denim in front of a haunted house, trying to dig up enough courage to go inside.  But I was terrified.  I’d read the books; I’d seen the movies on Shock Theater.  No matter what, you don’t go inside the spooky old house.  No matter who dares you, no matter what lures you.  You do not go in.

This YA novella is book one of The Phantom Series, available at Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.  Book two will be out in October.  

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  1. This is a great opening, Ann. Nice sense of character who has just enough self-awareness to know what she's getting herself into. Nice six!

    1. Thank you, Kate. I really appreciate it!

  2. This is a fantastic opening paragraph - really sets the scene and I love how scary it is!

  3. ...and they always do. Great build up:)

  4. ...but they always do, and we love it. Great build up.
    Jo-Ann Carson (

  5. Thanks, you guys. I appreciate the support! Heading over to your blogs now.

  6. Nice start! Definitely an attention grabber.

  7. Ya know you shouldn't go in, but ya do anyway. lol Good six!!


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