Sunday, January 22, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (Jan 22)


Thanks for stopping by today--hope you're having a great Six Sentence Sunday!

Here's this week's snippet for you, a bit further down the same scene from last week, where Alexia and Dan, her 7-year-boyfriend, are talking about the apartment he found for them in Italy--the fulfillment of a long-standing dream is about to come true, and Alexia is surprised she doesn't feel more excited.

“I got some pictures of the apartment.”  Dan fished in his shirt pocket and produced some snapshots.  “Now, don’t be disappointed,” he said, holding them back as I reached to take them.  “It’s small, not even close to luxurious.” 
I laughed, trying to pry his fingers from the photos.  “Poverty is the mother of all art, right?"

Next week you'll get to "see" the photos through Alexia's eyes :)

Take a stroll over to the Six Sentence site for more authors and more snippets of great works. You'll find me for sure at Zee Monodee, Natalie R. Owens, Monica Enderle Pierce, Cindy DwyerMelissa Mackinnon, Siobhan Muir, Krystal Wade, and many others. Enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

21 comments :

  1. Sadly, poverty and art do go hand in hand. Great six!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Glad you enjoyed this :)

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  2. Nice byplay between these two. And I'm looking forward to seeing that apartment. Wonderful six!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Patricia--glad you liked the interaction. Happy Sunday!

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  3. Great dialogue, very natural! For a second I thought "seven-year-boyfriend" said "seven-year-old boyfriend," and I got concerned, but I righted myself. Enjoyable six!

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    1. Hahahaha... Ruthie, I had to laugh at the seven-year-OLD b/f, but you made me revise the phrase--other people might get confused, too :) I'll be on the watch-out for that, especially since I'll be pitching this MS next month--don't want to get some agent excited about a child-abuse story, hehehe :) Thanks for pointing out the confusion, and I'm glad the dialogue seemed natural to you. I work hard to make it so, and it's great to know when it pays off.

      Happy Sunday!

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  4. Nice six, Guilie. I absolutely love the closing line.

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    1. Thanks, Dan! Glad you stopped by, and so happy the last line worked for you.

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  5. I can't wait to read about the apartment through her eyes to see if it's as bad as I remembered from the chapter. And how sweet of you to link to my blog!

    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hahahahahah... Well, my dear, after your critique of that particular chapter, I made some "enhancements" to the horribleness of the apartment (*cackles in glee*), so I'll be looking forward to your take on that :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. so she's going with him? Poverty and art does seem to be an eternal truth, sigh

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    1. *sigh* indeed, Sue :) I'm afraid, though, that neither Alexia nor even Dan have much of an idea of what "poverty" really is, and if they ever make it to Italy, they'll be in for a bit of a shock. Thanks for the visit!

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  7. I'm surprised too. Why ISN'T she more excited? I'm curious what's wrong with the apartment. Fun six, Guilie.

    And thanks so much for the mention! :)

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  8. Ohhh, I have a feeling things are gonna go downhill in Italy. 'Poverty' is so unromantic and births more crime than art by far. And you are such a doll for linking to my site! Thank you!

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  9. She's not very interested in making a life with Dan, it seems. Great six as always, Guilie. x

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  10. I just noticed that you linked to me! Thank you so much! I don't have an SSS post this week, but I'm moved, truly xoxoxo

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  11. Hi Guilie! I love these six sentences. It paints such a great scene.

    I've left you an award over at my blog!

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  12. I have a feeling 'poverty' is going to be a misnomer (sp) I suspect there's trouble coming in paradise.

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