Sunday, February 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Who wouldn't be terrified of coming across this?!
Its time for another installment of Six Sentence Sunday. The six I've chosen for you this week are also from Fade, though a little earlier in the story than last week's six.

I really loved writing this scene. It's a little touch of humor with a whole lot of "holy crap" tossed in there. It reminds me of almost being attacked by my grandfather's demonic bull when I was a kid. My cousin, sister and I were just minding our own business, walking through the pasture, and he took offense for some reason. He had that "die, hussy, die" look in his eye. I swear, y'all, I felt like Timon being chased by the hyenas when that bull charged at us. There was all kinds of "He's going to eat me!" screaming going on. When I wrote this, that's what I remembered, and now every time I read it, that's what I think about. What can I say? Growing up on a farm never gets old.

Anyway, enjoy!

My heart lurched in my chest as my eyes landed on a solid gray wolf, half obscured by a massive tree on the other side of the trail. He was staring in our direction, snarling softly. It wasn’t a "go away" snarl either. It was one of those "I’m going to eat you" snarls. I suddenly understood what Little Red Riding Hood must have felt when she figured out her grandma wasn’t her grandma.
I was shaking in my boots.   

Don't forget to check out the other Six Sentence Sunday posts! And remember, not all are suitable for young readers.

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Until next time, 
A.K.M.

7 comments:

  1. Nice, great interior monologue and visuals!

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  2. I LIKE that! I love it when writers take a moment like that - nerve-wracking, anxious, scary as hell - and separate the last line into its own paragraph. "I was shaking in my boots." It jars the reader into understanding that, yes, the person involved is pretty freakin' scared. Good job! :)

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  3. Hey Sean! Thanks for commenting. I really like it when author's do that, too. It adds an element of urgency that just doesn't come across the same when it's tacked onto the end of the paragraph itself, I think. Welcome to SSS! :)

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    1. And now I'm dying to edit that comment and remove the unnecessary apostrophe!

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  4. Awesome, A! Can't wait for more :D

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