Six Sentence Sunday 5-20-12

Wow, it’s Sunday already. This week flew by at lightspeed. Fortunately, Sundays are good because, among other things, they bring another round of six sentence reads. Many thanks to everyone who’s been stopping by and commenting each week on my soon-to-be pulished time-travel/paranormal romance, WEATHERING ROCK.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing thoughts mostly from Caleb DeCardian’s POV with a glimpse of what Arianna Hart thinks of him. Caleb is a former colonel of the Union Army during America’s Civil War who has been displaced and transported to the present century.  He’s made a less than glowing impression on Arianna, the heroine of my novel. Arianna teaches American history at the middle school, and has no clue of his true nature. Shortly after they meet he does something to make her angry,(sorry, don’t want to share that one). This encounter takes place later the same day when they run into each other at the library.

~ooOOoo~

Caleb leaned close, bracing one arm against the shelf. In the small confines of the aisle, she felt dwarfed by his height. Her natural instinct was to withdraw, but she held her ground, determined he wouldn’t intimidate her.

“Let me make it up to you,” he suggested.

She raised her chin. “How would you do that?”

~ooOOoo~

Ack!  The limit of a Six is so frustrating but, according to the rules, I need to end it here.  You can find plenty of other entertaining reads on the Six Sentence Sunday website, including instructions on how to participate.  I hope you’ll check back again next week as I continue with Caleb in Arianna. Happy Sunday and Happy reading!

41 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday 5-20-12

    • Thanks, L.J. I think six limitations are really hard when you venture into dialogue. It’s easier with POV and description but dialogue gets eaten up so quickly when doing a six! Glad you found it intriguing!

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  1. I keep a small notebook on authors and their books. This is definitely one I want to read. I can’t wait to see what happens in Arianna’s “library of love” with Caleb!!

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    • Thanks, Joanne. When a man fouls up there’s little he can do but make-up, LOL. Of course, in Caleb’s case it’s worse because he’s still a stranger. The path to true love is rarely smooth. 🙂

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    • Thanks, Kate! Yep, Arianna’s spunk is sometimes a bit too much for Caleb who is still carrying around an 1860s mindset. He’s got his work cut out for him. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

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  2. Ha! This is going to be interesting. What did he do and is she gonna make him sweat?! Really liking this story, Mae, and you’re totally right about dialogue eating up the six sentences. 😉

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    • Thanks, Ryan! Getting a good six when you’re working with dialogue is challenging. Glad you’re enjoying the story. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and checking out the latest conflict in Caleb and Arianna’s world 🙂

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  3. I love where this one is headed, and I love this line in particular: “Her natural instinct was to withdraw, but she held her ground, determined he wouldn’t intimidate her.” Such a compelling insight in her character!

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    • I often feel so restricted by the limitations of the six but it’s challenging too, finding a snippet that works. I’ve always had a weak spot for time travel stories, probably because I love the fish-out-of-water premises. Thanks for commenting, Donna. BTW, can’t wait to dive into Lord Midnight! 🙂

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  4. Yes, Caleb– we ALL want to know the answer. Hah! Nice, Mae. Building up that sexual tension very nicely, my friend! Another great six, just like the others– drawing us all into your tale!

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    • Aww, thanks, Venice. You know I always love hearing from you. I’m so glad you’re enjoying this story and the characters. I’m kind of partial to them. 🙂 Wishing you a happy Sunday, my friend!

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