Saturday, April 23, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #11


Welcome to this week’s Six Sentence Sunday post! (Visit the other fab writers here.) I continue to post from Blowing Embers, the second chapter in The Embers Series, a paranormal romance/epic fantasy, set to be released this summer.

Today’s snip starts literally right where we left off last week (er – two weeks ago – and sorry about that; I was sick). Setting: Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, only to find Alex, her 6-year-old nephew, and Emmy, his nanny, waiting for her. It’s been a tumultuous (!) day, and she’s sitting in front of the fire, wondering why Alex and Emmy aren’t already down in the great hall awaiting their evening meal. In response to a query, Emmy has told her that Alex has something to ask.

Oh dear; this was something serious. She suppressed a frown and tried to look attentive.
 But his words stole her breath. “Keer, I want to be a soldier.” Shoulders lifted as he sat up straighter. His face looked so earnest, and the fear and determination she read in his wide brown eyes, eyes so much like her own, hurt her heart as much as the sounds doubtless issued from the folds of his. 


16 comments:

  1. Glad you're feeling better! Also in suspense from week before last! A brave little kid, particularly since they're facing a war!

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  2. Sad! How is she going to answer?? I feel her emotion in this Six. Great job!

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  3. I hope you're feeling better.

    An intriguing excerpt! You show emotions very well through your descriptions.

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  4. Interest snippet and great emotions :-)

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  5. I love those six and I love this series!

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  6. gather that is an issue for her...

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  7. Happy Easter! Sorry to hear you were ill last week. I had to skip a week too, though for different reasons.

    Great six. Although an honorable and patriotic profession, I'm sure the thought of him being a soldier in harm's way is a sobering thought, even if it's something that may happen way in the future.

    Love how he calls her "Keer."

    And the image was perfect for this snippet.

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  8. You do a great job with emotion! How will she reply?

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  9. Very compelling and poignant six!

    Happy Easter Lauri!

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  10. What a surprise! Very elegantly composed scene.

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  11. Aw, bless him. Great six (and glad you're feeling better).

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  12. Great six. Kids say the darndest things but will he get his wish.
    Glad you're feeling better

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  13. Interesting. I didn't see that coming.

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  14. Nothing like a little kid to pull at your heart

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