Sunday, June 17, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #8

He finally got the ring out of his shirt pocket, went down on one knee, and held the ring out to her. He swallowed, blinked, tried to stop his hand from shaking, and swallowed again.

“April, you’ve made me come alive again. I’m so in love with you, and will you . . .”

Shit, he’d never lost his voice before!

“Will you marry me?”
Welcome to my latest excerpt! You can find plenty of great snippets from pretty creative people at the Six Sentence Sunday site.

To find out how my scene began, click on the Six Sentence Sunday tag. I'm using a scene not intended to be included in the novel but it's helped me with characterization, and finding some new readers. My heartfelt thanks to everybody who stops by today.

Rock on!


  1. Oh Gawd, you tease! I've got to wait a whole week?! Maybe going on one knee, instead of two, will do the trick this time!

  2. *laff* Hi Angela. Hey, you'd be disappointed if I'd put this snippet up first. Now you've got at least some context :D

  3. Aww, bless! I hope she doesn't knock him back.

    This is a really useful exercise and a great way of really getting to know your characters. Good fun to read too.

  4. Aww...I think I teared up a bit. Great six!

  5. Me too (teared up, like Samantha) worried about what she'll say!

    This line is so perfect, "Shit, he’d never lost his voice before!"

    Nice six, Owllady! See you next week :-)

  6. Thanks guys and sorry I'm so late in replying. Yeah, this scene is as much fun as it is instructional for me! :D