Sunday, September 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #5

Greetings, sixers! This week I thought I'd share six sentences from my current work-in-progress, Meet Your Match. The heroine has just inherited a boxing gym from her estranged father, which she plans to close so she can use the space to open a matchmaking service…

Where the stairs doubled back, Jenna passed a landing with a water cooler, a huge vintage fight poster framed and hung beside it, Marciano v. Walcott. What struck her then was the smell—sweat and rubber. Leather, disinfectant. The odd, pungent potpourri of her father’s legacy. The sounds came next, slapping and grunting and the squeak of equipment joints. Jenna took a final breath and stepped through the open double doors and into the gym.

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22 comments:

  1. Very vivid description! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Slapping and grunting and the squeak of equipment joints, eh? Sounds like a place I might like to be. Loves it.

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  3. Love the descriptions, and all the senses being used. Very vivid. Love it!

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  4. So vivid. You really put me in the gym. I'm looking forward to this book.

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  5. Loved the sensory details. Great six!

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  6. Oh, I feel as though I am there. Lovely descriptions.

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  7. Very nice. Next Sunday, we'll get to see somebody punched in the face, right? Right?

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  8. Great Six and your premise hooked me. I would like to read more and see what happens when she tells them she's closing down the boxing gym.

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  9. Nice way to set a scene. I'm there.

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  10. Love the way you describe the smells and sounds coming from the gym. Bet there's someone in there she'd love to go a round or two with

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  11. Man...love the description of the gym. I was right there with her.
    Awesome Six.

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  12. You painted this scene so well. Fabulous six.

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  13. Wow, great six! I really felt like I was there, smelling the scents of an old workout gym. Well done!

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  14. Lovely description! Very vivid mental picture.

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  15. Fantastic description, it really pulls you in.

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  16. Great description, especially the smell1 Loved it!

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  17. Awesome six. Can't wait to read this! And super huge congrats on your second Blaze contract!

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  18. Very good with the description. I can see it, smell it and hear it. A good all around boquet for the senses. Good six.

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  19. Very nice descriptions... I especially liked the, ''... squeak of equipment joints."

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  20. Loved how you used the sensory detail to evoke her memories of her dad. Great six, now open those doors! (winks)

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  21. Descriptive six, Meg! I can totally picture the scene and I want to read what's going to happen next! :)

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