April 3, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 4/03




Yay! Another Sunday is here. You know what that means, it's Six Sentence Sunday! Before I post my six, I want to thank all of you who stop by and comment every week. You make my day.

Now, because some of you asked so nicely, here's more from my romantic suspense, Not Without Risk. It's a totally different part of the book from what I've been posting. 

We're in Justin's head in this six. He's just returned home from horrific crime scene...




His hands fisted at his sides and his blood churned over the senseless destruction of human life.

Unbidden, the images returned. The tricycle in the driveway, wedged beneath the front bumper of the family sedan. The blood trail that led through the living room, into the baby’s room—to the young mother sprawled on the floor in front of the crib. Gut shot and bleeding to death, her only thought had been to protect her child from the monster unleashed in their home.

The child’s father.

Her husband.


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42 comments:

Kathleen Grieve said...

Powerful imagery! WTG!

Jessica Subject said...

Gruesome and powerful six! Great job. I always look forward to reading more.

Gem Sivad said...

Scene of horror so vivid my stomach clenched. Great six!

Liz said...

You say so much in so few words!

Cate Masters said...

Wow, you packed a wollop of a punch in these six. Great work.

Marie Dees said...

Powerful six. A lot captured in a few words.

Marsha A. Moore said...

A chilling moment! Makes me curious and scared about what happened before...and what danger might be in the future.

Cara Bristol said...

Great scene/imagery.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Wow! Intense and powerful!

graylinfox said...

You got me to tear up.. powerful snippet.

D L Jackson said...

Nice show. Very powerful six. I felt the twist in his guts.

Arlene said...

Horrible, being a cop and dealing with such violence. You've shown that so well, with excellent visuals from the smashed bike to the desperate mother.

Patricia Preston said...

Terrific imagery!

Linda Morris, Romance writer said...

Very affecting!

sue said...

Hands fisted - good way to put it - I must read more

JoAnne Kenrick said...

wow, very gruesome scene, really horrid and captured perfectly. Fab six xx I'm left wanting more, to know what happened, and how he'll handle this.
And I love the word 'unbidden', says so much x

Ash said...

From great imagery to those last two lines...I'm hooked (and frightened!)

Jessica said...

Gosh, that's horrible. I mean, well written, powerfully horrible.

Joanne Stewart said...

ohh, Sarah, that one gave me chills. Great six!

Lindsay said...

Powerful six. Hope they get the
bas(*&^^&d

Jessica K said...

Very compact and impactful. A great example of when less is more!

Dee Carney said...

Very powerful six. Great job.

Sandra Sookoo said...

wow, powerful scene! Great job!

Lucy Felthouse said...

Wow, macabre but brilliant. Great six! :)

Lauri J Owen said...

Intense and heartbreaking.

Lorien Velez said...

Intriguing six! Really enjoyed your writing. :)

creativebarbwire said...

Wow. Powerful six!
Barb

lexcade said...

Love your writing. This is so sad. I could picture the scene easily. Thanks for sharing with us :)

Devin said...

Gruesome stuff.

Vivien Jackson said...

Holy cow. That was a freakin *powerful* six. Not sure how long it's gonna take me to get that image out of my head. Wow.

Susanna Fraser said...

Wow, that's powerful. So spare, yet so packed with vivid, emotional imagery.

Lynne Murray said...

Very intense six! The tricycle image, even more distressing than the dying mother. Clearly the hero has a heartwrenching job.

Catriana S. said...

Oh my gosh, how intense! I really enjoyed this!

laynap said...

Bloody hell! You've done an excellent job of evoking emotion. I want to kill the bastard now. Who's in?

Great six!

Liana Brooks said...

Scene like that give me nightmares. Wonderful writing. Heart-breaking and scary.

Sandy N. said...

No wonder you have 35 comments on these six sentences. They say so much, so well! I'm compelled to know more. Thanks for the post.

Kerrianne Coombes said...

So utterly excellent! So good.

Pippa Jay said...

Oh, I nearly cried! A real punch to the heart six.

Roberta Walker said...

That played out in my head like a movie. I saw everything. Great emotion and details!

Jean Davis said...

Very vivid scene in only a few lines!

Eleri Stone said...

This packs a powerful punch. Great writing. Very visceral. Very vivid.

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments, everyone! So glad you enjoyed my six!