10/9/11

Six Sentence Sunday: Dusk

It's that time again!  Six Sentence Sunday, where lots of really talented authors post 6 sentences from their own writing, and we blog hop around, enjoying everyone's teasers.  You can view the entire list of Six Sentence Sunday authors here, as well as follow on Twitter with #sixsunday.

I've switched directions for this week's Six Sunday, and posted from my current work-in-progress, another YA novel.  This one is titled "Dusk", and it follows Zoe Gray, as she tries to recover from her dad's death - and a whole bunch of other family drama that happened before he died.  Adrian Shaw moves to town, and immediately befriends Zoe, slowly but surely helping her come to terms with what she's suffered.  But there's more to Adrian than meets the eye!


The following excerpt is from the opening scene, in which Zoe has been drowning her grief in a substance she's not legally supposed to drink.  She, and the two "friends" she's partied with, are involved in a car wreck, and somehow Zoe is rescued.

        The sirens grew louder and louder until I was sure the police car had to be right beside us.  Out of nowhere arms came around me... strong arms... warm arms.  Curling against him, I gave myself over to the safety and security that enveloped me, close and tender, like an old blanket.


        And then it was as if I was floating, flying even.  Was I dreaming... had I left my body?  I didn't know and I didn't care.



15 comments:

  1. Wow, very nice six! I love the way you describe her rescue.

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  2. This story is intriguing. I'm excited to see more. Great six!

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  3. Very intriguing, and very evocative. Made me want to be rescued by him--and definitely made me want to keep reading.

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  4. Very dreamy six. I LOVE the descriptive language, well done.

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  5. '...like an old blanket.' -- What a fantastic choice of words. Love it.

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  6. Intriguing. Love when a man can make you feel safe.

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  7. Sounds like someone's had a little too much 'illegal substance' :)

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  8. A little spooky, a little mysterious, but somehow warm and comforting at the same time!

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  9. Great intro! Sounds like she's had a little too much substance. :)

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  10. I wonder if someone in the car held her, or was she being lifted out of the car by someone? Can't wait to see what happens!

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  11. I'm hooked! Loved your descriptive voice in this six!

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  12. Intriguing six...loved how you described her experience. Nice

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  13. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes :)

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