Sunday, March 18, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday (March 18)



Another Six Sentence Sunday!

I'm skipping forward into Chapter 12, because I'm afraid after all this time you might have forgotten about Michael--the American that crash-landed into Alexia's life a few days ago, in the narrative timeline. He and the other American students spent the weekend in Acapulco, but Monday evening they're back.


He stopped just before we stepped outside. “I brought you something.”
He withdrew a little package from a pocket in his cargo pants. Brown paper tied with string.
"One of my favorite things," I said.
"Huh?"

Looks like he needs to brush up on his Sound of Music trivia :) Next week I'll do my best to choose six sentences that show Michael's gift.

Now--off we go, you and I, to visit the other Six Sentence Sundayers. Happy Sunday, everyone!

54 comments :

  1. If I'm singing "these are a few of my favorite things" the rest of the day, I'm going to blame you! :-) Great six.

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    1. Hahahaha--and now, because you've programmed to, I'll be singing it right along with you :D

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  2. I love the reference -- it gives me a sense of the character in one short line.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Glad you liked it :)

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  3. Great six, now I want to know what's in the package!

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    1. Thanks, Paula! Haha--come back next week :)

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  4. You painted a lot of layers in these simple six sentences, Guilie. Well done six!

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    1. Thank you, Silver! I'm glad you liked the little scene :)

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  5. Ha! They'll be having tea from a bright copper kettle then! Great snippet!

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  6. Hopefully she fills him in on all that he's missing. And I agree with Sarah--great way to show characterization there. Love the details, too.

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    1. Thanks, J.M.! I agree--he needs a SoM crash course :D Thanks for the compliments, and I'm so glad you liked this.

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  7. Love the Sound of Musuc reference! How like a man to respond, "huh!?" :)

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    1. Haha--indeed :D My boyfriend, an 44-year-old Dutch man, has never seen the Sound of Music (nor does he want to--I've tried) and a reference like this would totally go over his head. *sigh*

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  8. Oh, how CLEVER! Can't wait to see what the gift is!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Sarah! Thanks for the visit :)

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  9. Oh no, now I'll have that song in my head all day, lol. Fun snippet.

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    1. Hahahaha--sorry about that, Cate. If it's any consolation, you're not the only one. I get stuck with it every time I revise or edit that scene.

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  10. Yes, we need to know what that gift is!!! :) Great six, girl!

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  11. Nice way to give a little love of music to the character, or maybe just classic movies, either way - fun!

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    1. Thanks, Nick! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  12. Very tantalising. I like the Sound of Music reference, though am going to have to go and listen to something else to get the song out of my head.

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    1. L.M., looks like we're going to have a rash of Sixers this Sunday humming "...these are a few of my favorite things..." :D My apologies.

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  13. Ha, I love the Sound of Music reference. Well done!

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  14. Hmm, I wonder what is in the package. Nice six!

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    1. I'll do my best to answer that question next week, Jessica. I'm no good at choosing the right snippets, but I'll try :)

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  15. I need to brush up on my SoM trivia too, lol! I was like Michael :) Very cute and I can't wait to see what's inside!

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    1. LOL, Angela :D That's ok--Michael will be glad to know there's more people out there that aren't familiar with the reference :)

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  16. Is there any foreshadowing to help the reader think of the Sound of Music? And thanks for finding mine--guess I can't count, so they took the link off.

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    1. Hi Sue Ann--no foreshadowing at all, just a quirky reference to "date" the novel (mid-nineties) and help to add character to the protag, show what kind of stuff she likes, how she grew up.

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  17. Dang, now you got me going! Cute six. :)

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  18. Ugh, somehow the first part of my comment got deleted! It was:

    "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."

    Then the rest of my comment would make sense!

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    1. LOL--I hate it when that happens! I do it too--I must hit a certain combination of keys that select the preceding text or something, and then--whoosh, it's all gone. "Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens..." Yeah, we'll all be singing this the rest of the day :D Thanks for the visit, J.C.!

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  19. I like a girl who can quip! :) I didn't get the SoM reference at first either but when you mentioned it, I slapped my hand up to my head and said, "of course!"

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    1. Haha--glad you got it, Claire! I was curious to know how many people would. The novel (at least this scene) takes place in '95, so Alexia (like me) grew up in the 70's, and the movie was totally a part of her pop culture. But I didn't want to make it too obvious. Always good to get readers' reactions :) Thanks for the visit!

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  20. Tender, witty six ~ nicely done!

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    1. Thanks, Ursula! Glad you liked it!

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  21. Charming-in a few words. Thanks for a good six.

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    1. Glad you found it so, Charmaine, and thanks for the visit!

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  22. Very cute and nice insight into both your characters! Lovely six.

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  23. Nice job. I love what this six implies about the sense of humor we an expect from these characters. Cute!

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    1. Thanks, Chantel! Their sense of humor is what I hope keeps the story from becoming too maudlin and corny, haha :D

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  24. Cute six...looking forward to next week!

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  25. Fun six, Guilie! Love the SoM reference and his reaction. I laughed when Alexia's dialogue matched what was in my mind. :)

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  26. ok I'm not into musicals but still curious about the little package. And Guilie, I saw a comment you made on another snippet. You have a very kind soul.

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  27. LOL Lovely bit of dialogue, and a great reference that says so much about Alexia's character.

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  28. Great six. I NEED to know what's inside that brown paper and string. :)

    Be back next week.

    Michelle :)
    www.michelle-pickett.com
    www.conciliumbooks.com

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  29. Ooh, intriguing. Can't wait to hear more :)

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  30. Nice work, be interested to know whats in the bag myself. Thanks for your suggestion to my last Six Sentence - already reworded it!

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  31. Love the Sound of Music reference!

    Hallee

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