Sunday, December 4, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #15

A bit more from the anti-heroine of my weird-ass work-in-progress this week. I'm determined to finish the first draft of this sucker in the next couple weeks. Just 15,000 words to go.

The only time in my life when I could have been described as anything resembling brave would’ve been the not-quite two years I spent addicted to Vicodin. For the second half of that period I moved back in with my parents, so they could “keep an eye on me”. Or keep an eye on the wild animal they’d invited to inhabit their house, sleep-walking through her days, hungry and snarling when the fleeting pacifism of chemical hibernation wore off. When I came down from those suckers and wanted more, I was ballsy. I was fearless and I was dumb as shit, and I’d steal anything that wasn’t nailed down.

Thanks for swinging by, everyone! Now head here to check out all the other Six Sentence Sunday excerpts this week.

25 comments:

  1. Oh, dear! She was quite the character back then, eh? I wonder how she rebounded... Great six!

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  2. Love "the fleeting pacifism of chemical hibernation." Love Adrian. Great six!

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  3. Boy, did you ever nail this. I have a friend who's going through this with her daughter and you have conveyed the desperate-ness of drug addiction very well.

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  4. Yep, sounds like addicts I have known. Curious to see where she went from there. Great six, everything so perfectly phrased.

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  5. Wow ... she sounds like a lot of people I know. (Sadly, most of them family members). Great six, Cara! Happy Sunday!

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  6. Intriguing snippet! Reminds me of the scenes from Trainspotting where Renton moves back in with his parents to go cold-turkey.

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  7. You get inside a character's head so well. Great six!

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  8. This sounds right up my alley--captivating voice, a flawed MC that I believe has redeeming qualities she hasn't even begun to tap, and a brilliant sense of irony and humor. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love it. Sigh, great stuff. How often do fearless and dumb-as-shit go together? Pretty much all the time, huh.

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  10. She is fantastic, just viscerally real. Great six!

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  11. Oh - I really really like this! Great job!

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  12. Ah yes, addiction. I'm with Eleri. I wonder where she takes her life from there.

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  13. This makes me want to know why she needs to be brave right now. Love how she looks at her past self. Nice bit of self-depricating humour in there.

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  14. I love your voice here. The desperation and addiction shows through. Great character development. I wish you luck finishing. Super six!

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  15. Intense. Loved the language. Great six

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  16. Wow! Sounds like a story along the lines of LITHIUM FOR MEDEA. Superlative 6.

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  17. Powerful character reflection. {{{WIP Finishing Vibes}}}

    ~Xakara
    A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6SS

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  18. I love your writing! Very vivid with great imagery and voice. Whatever your weird-ass work-in-progress is, I like it!

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  19. I love this voice, so strong, so tortured, so much story to tell. Great six.

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  20. That's a great description of addiction.

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