May 22, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 5/22


I'm going to keep posting from my upcoming release, After Midnight, but I decided to leave a few gaps in the story as some of it needs more than six sentences to make sense. Anyway, here's how the heroine, Isabeau, sees herself:


She was not a beautiful woman. Taken separately, her features held the potential for beauty, but together, with her mix of cultures, she had a face like a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces didn’t fit together. Her cheeks were too sharp, her lips too large, and her eyes, pale enough they all but disappeared beneath the dark tones of her father’s heritage. Neither blue nor gray, her eyes brought her the most displeasure. Most people spoke of her eyes as “peculiar” and “haunted.”


Isabeau couldn’t handle such a reference from him.





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39 comments:

Gem Sivad said...

Nice description.And I love the name Isabeau. Great SSS.

Jessica Subject said...

You show her insecurities well, but I'm sure he sees the beauty she doesn't. Great six!

Dee Carney said...

Aww...I bet he thinks she's beautiful.

Liia Ann White said...

Naw that makes me sad :-( I hope he gives her a confidence boost

Heather Thurmeier said...

I'm sure she's a ton more beautiful that she thinks. Great descriptions!

Liz said...

Great descriptions and I love how she refers to what other people think of her eyes - very telling

Taryn Kincaid said...

Wonderful description of her. And it tells us so much about her, too.

Sandra Sookoo said...

that is a hauntingly beautiful description though. Nice job!

Lisa Fox said...

I'm sure he would disagree with her assessment.

Joanne Stewart said...

Love this. Says a lot about her. Great six.

the cautionary tale said...

I love the description! I wish she could see her own beauty. Her name is awesome as well!

BG Lashbrooks said...

Love the idea of haunted eyes! Great six!

Cate Masters said...

Excellent way to show her insecurity. I bet he thinks she's perfect though. :)

sue said...

Is haunted eyes necessarily a bad thing? At least she's unique. Goood six

Jessica K said...

I hope by the end she realizes "haunted" can be part of "beautiful." Great six.

Jay Di Meo said...

Great description!

Hailey Edwards said...

Very nice description, very nice tone all around.

Lindsay said...

Great description. But since beauty is in the eye of the beholder it'll be interesting to see how he sees her.

Patricia Preston said...

I love the description. Especially the eyes.

Cassandra Carr said...

Peculiar? Ouch. People are dumb. Lovely six!

Jayel Kaye said...

Great description. I love less than perfect characters

lexcade said...

Fantastic description! I love the "face like a jigsaw puzzle" line. Insecure heroines are a lot easier to identify with than the seemingly perfect beauties. Great six!

Camryn Rhys said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm really enjoying this SSS thing!

Susanna Fraser said...

Ooh, lovely description.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

This is wonderful insight into more than just her appearance. Terrific writing!

laynap said...

Great description here. I hope he surprises her with a compliment.

Jenna Howard said...

Love the description.

Her name totally made me think of Ladyhawke and I wish I had the movie to throw it in.

Lorien Velez said...

Love it! Can sense the angst and pain behind her features. :)

J.A. Beard said...

Poor woman. I bet she's a lot more attractive to others than she realizes.

diannehartsock said...

Maybe not traditionally beautiful, but lovely, nevertheless.

Lynne Murray said...

Great description that tells what she looks like and how she feels about it...and that she cares about his reaction... suspenseful!

J.C. Martin said...

I dunno...I think she sounds absolutely gorgeous! Mixed heritage almost always equal best of all worlds!

Pippa Jay said...

Great description, but how sad that she sees herself as a mismatched jigsaw. :(

Savannah Chase said...

Loved this weeks six...

Lucy Felthouse said...

Great six! :)

Jean Davis said...

Wonderful description. Very realistic in her seeing only what she thinks of as flaws, which are likely the things that he finds most beautiful.

Laura Kaye said...

Powerful description and interesting character insight!

Lauri J Owen said...

I love characters who aren't ideal, since nearly no one is. Great six.

Alanna Coca said...

Isabeau is a great name. Reminds me of Ladyhawke! Love.

Her description sounds beautiful to me :)