Saturday, April 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #9


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 is a small jump ahead of where we left off last week. Kiera has managed to make it back to her apartment, where her nephew and his nanny have been waiting for her.

“Oh, Kiera, what happened?” Emmy, Alex’s nanny, gasped. She stood from her seat at the table and rushed over. Took the bottle from Kiera’s hands. “Come sit down . . . let me call a healer!”
Wearing a grimace, Kiera let Emmy lead her across the thick blue carpet to one of the couches crouched in the central area of her very blue home. With a flicker of thought, she lit the fireplace and leaned back into the overstuffed, earth-toned cushions, closed the one eye that hadn’t swollen shut, and waited for the warmth to reach her.

25 comments:

  1. Deeper into the magical realm. I love her casual firelighting method!

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  2. Nice descriptions1 I like how you've revealed more about the characters and setting in only six sentences.

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  3. I got a lot from her in this Six! Well done!

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  4. great setting - not easy to do - good snippet

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  5. Nicely done. A touch of magic integrated into a home moment.

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  6. Yes, you blend magic and realism well.

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  7. We're really getting into the story. Nice! Constructive: "couches crouched" is a tongue-twister... intentional?

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  8. Great description. Love the flicker of thought.

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  9. Wow. I can't wait to read the rest of this. What happened?!

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  10. This captivating six intrigues me. Do we know what happened?

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  11. Now that's a handy woman to have around the house!

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  12. Great snippet! Sounds like Kiera got into another bit of a mess. :)

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  13. I love the combination of magic and mundane here.

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  14. Well done! Like everyone else has said, I like the combination of magic and reality here. I also want to give the poor woman a hug. D:

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  15. great six! :) Can't wait to see more.

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  16. "Very blue home"...did that visual. And the bit about the swollen eye and all, really emotive and yeah, I want to take her in and help her out myself!

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  17. I can imagine her desire for a little comfort after all that pain and humiliation.

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  18. Wow - can't wait to see what happens next.

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  19. The magic is nicely woven into the everyday. Love that with a flicker of thought, she was able to light the fire! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I would love to be able to do things with just a flicker of thought. Really like how the magic is integrated into the scene without overwhelming it.

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  21. This is a lovely excerpt. Very relaxing after all that came before. I hope that the peace lasts!

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