Sunday, October 30, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #10

Greetings again, my sixy beasties! And happy All Hallows Eve's Eve to you all. We take Halloween wicked serious here in Salem, Massachusetts (aka Spookytown, USA) so I was thinking I ought to source a Halloween-themed six this week. Well, it turns out I've only written a single story thus far that references the holiday (don't give me that look, Ruthie Knox—the weird-ass WIP doesn't count yet), so you're stuck with this little excerpt from my 2010 Golden Heart finalist book (since published by Samhain) The Reluctant Nude:

Oh hai, Romain Duris! That's a very convincing
glare, but you're still in a tight race with 
Max when the book is inevitably [cough
cough, delusional] made into a motion picture.
Sex—sex sex sex.

That was all Fallon could focus on or remember in the following two weeks. Somewhere in her periphery a statue was taking shape, meals were being cooked and eaten, a yellow and black scarf was growing longer and longer between her fingers. Sun was shining or wind was howling or the moon was rising or falling. Beach grass and birch trees were changing color, she suspected, but the only thing she was aware of was Max: sitting beside her, standing across the studio from her, lying beneath her back in a bathtub by the fire, buried deep inside her body in his bed once the sun went down.

Addict, she thought to herself accusingly, watching him from across a display of pumpkins in the co-op market one afternoon, three days before Halloween…


Thanks for swinging by, ghouls and boys! Now head here to check out all the other Six Sentence Sunday excerpts this week. Happy Halloween!

—Meg

16 comments:

  1. Oh, I loved this story, Max especially. Fantastic six!

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  2. Sex, sex, sex. One can hardly blame her, given the company she's keeping. Loved the interruption of "Addict" in the middle, like an accusatory pause. Great six!

    And I live in fear of what you're going to get up to with Halloween in the Weird-Ass WIP. Truly. Perhaps you've already finished with it, but imagine me in the corner, watching you, all cagey and suspicious.

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  3. Wonderful six sentences, Cara! I wish you a ton of sales with your books! Happy Sunday and Happy Halloween!

    Stephanie Adkins
    http://stephanieadkins.blogspot.com/

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  4. Whoa, if that's Max I can understand her obsession. Beautifully written, as always.

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  5. Love the driving rhythm of this; really puts you into Fallon's obsessional state of mind.

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  6. Love the descriptions in this piece!

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  7. Wow! Excellent six. I definitely want to read more!

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  8. excellent six. I can definitely tell where she's coming from.

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  9. I'm going to echo Monica, you have get rhythm in this six!

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  10. What a mesmerizing picture, those eyes...just, yum. I love the line with the bathtub by the fire. Nice! Sexy six!

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  11. Great six. Now all I can think about is sex sex sex!

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  12. LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK. I love your Parisian French Shut-Ins. :)

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