10/30/11

Six Sentence Sunday: Silent Understanding

Welcome to another edition of Six Sentence Sunday!  Thanks in advance for the encouraging comments.  I look forward to visiting many of your SSS posts as well!

And now... on to the Six Sunday fun!  I'm still posting from my current YA work-in-progress, "Dusk".  Zoe is still reeling from the drama and tragedy that rocked her family earlier in the year, ending with the death of her father.  What follows is one of her really low moments, preceded by her mom's attempt at a heart-to-heart.  Clearly feeling rotten, Zoe's out for a walk and some fresh air, and who should just happen to wander by?  Adrian, of course.  It's a short bit of dialogue, but I hope it gives a little glimpse into Adrian's character.

"Upset?"


"Fight with my mom," I said, then corrected.  "Not really a fight.  More of a discussion she wanted that I refused to have."


He nodded, as if he knew I didn't need advice, and in that moment, it was his silent understanding that caused me to open the floodgates.


"My dad had an affair."




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17 comments:

  1. Great dialogue and unspoken understanding. Sensational six, Amy!

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  2. Wonderful six sentences! 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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  3. Great scene and loved the last line :-)

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  4. Wow, that catches my attention right away. Loved it.

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  5. Great show of emotion even with little dialogue from Adrian. :)

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  6. Poor Zoe. Nice contained emotion here.

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  7. I really like that Adrian can understand Zoe's emotions, know how and when to listen. Nice story, Amy!
    ~Ryan Derham

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  8. Fantastic six, with so much hidden emotion. Well done!

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  9. Amy:
    Really good six sentences. The last line was GREAT!
    Caught and held my interest.
    Teresa R.

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  10. Your dialogue is so natural...nicely done. Loved the emotion in this snippet :) Great 6

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  11. Nailed the YA in this! I can totally hear it in her voice! Nicely done!

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  12. Love Adrain's quiet support and the boy next door quality you've created in so short a time!

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  13. well written look into the character

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