Mae Clair’s SSS: Check, Please!

Six Sentence Sunday 8-26-12

It’s Six Sentence Sunday! SSS = reading + fun.

Sometimes, it also equals frustration. Grr! I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles to come up with six fluid lines that make sense each Sunday. For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing snippets of a dinner date between my leads in WEATHERING ROCK, Caleb DeCardian and Arianna Hart. Arianna was hesitant in agreeing to have dinner with Caleb but she finally consented. As the night progressed, she found herself swayed by his charms and ended up in his arms, sharing A Kiss Worth Waiting For. Afterward, she came to her senses on The Other Side of a Kiss.

In my new snippet, she’s pulled away from Caleb. Due to the limitations of six sentences, I’ve had to jump ahead a bit for the conversation to make sense. I’m starting with Arianna’s dialogue:


“I didn’t come here for that kind of date, Caleb.”

“I know.” His smile dimmed. “I’m sorry. I don’t want you leaving angry.”

“I’m still leaving.”


So dreadfully short, but dialogue has a way of whittling down a six very quickly. I hope you enjoyed my little snippet. I invite you to learn more about WEATHERING ROCK, Caleb, Arianna and the other characters who populate their world of time-travel, romance, and werewolves by clicking here. The book releases October 8th from Lyrical Press and is now available to add to your read list on Goodreads. To say I’m excited is an understatement. 😀

Also, don’t forget there are many talented writers who participate in SSS every Sunday. To see the entire list visit the Six Sentence Sunday website and get ready for some remarkable reads!

42 thoughts on “Mae Clair’s SSS: Check, Please!

  1. No don’t leave Arianna! I have a feeling she’ll be back. If not she’s crazy!

    Ugh! That was dreadfully short Mae. Feel free to inbox me the next 1000 sentences 🙂


  2. Oh, she’ll be back for another taste. I just have this feeling. lol
    I know what you mean about choosing ‘the six’ and hope it makes sense. lol
    Oct. 8th– I’m counting the days.


  3. I know what you mean, I always struggle to find a coherent six that’s not too short. Unfortunately, I tend to write in very short sentences. The good thing about dialogue, though, is it packs a lot of meaning into a small amount of space. Nice six!


  4. Yup, I struggle with the exact same thing–find those perfect six sentences. The dialogue is the hardest. It definitely eats up those six sentences really quickly. I think you nailed it with this one. It’s not much, but it packs a punch. Great six!


  5. Ok so she’s leaving, but is she leaving angry? Or will she give him a chance to explain or calm her down first?

    My inability to decide on a six is why I did my experiment this week.


    • I loved your experiment, Kate. It rocked! And yeah, right now, it seems she’s leaving angry. Of course, there’s no accounting for Caleb’s charm and what he might do to change that 😉


  6. I think this is a great six, Mae! It’s a great show of the sexual tension between these two, and I love Arianna’s comeback. Displays her strength. Yep– Mr. Hottie Caleb has his work cut out for him. I like!!


    • Aww, thanks, Venice. You know how attached I am to these two. I had such fun exploring their relationship through the course of the novel. Arianna certainly didn’t make it easy for him, LOL. So glad you liked this 🙂


  7. I sympathize with trying to find the right six — you don’t want to know how many times I changed my mind last night before I finally decided. LOL This is a great six, filled with tension, although my money’s on Caleb persuading her to stay. I just have this feeling. 🙂


    • Thanks, Donna! Caleb does have his work cut out for him, but then the guy has werewolf magnetisim on his side too, LOL.

      Some sixes are so hard to come up with. I loved yours this week. Completely rocked.


  8. Dialogue is great–when you’re not strapped for words/sentences. If I’m looking for words counts on a sprint, I can always get it with either dialogue or a good love/sex scene. Will pop over to GR and see if I remember my account info. 😀


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