I’m new to this, but I’m participating in Six Sentence Sunday with a bunch of other awesome authors.
My six sentences are from my work in progress “Siren’s Song”.
Iona Killian didn’t have an ounce of it in her blood, not one square inch of it in her body and she wasn’t at all ashamed to admit it.
When she left home on that balmy June evening at the age of sixteen, her mother yelled out the screen door that she was a taker and always would be. Never mind any of the other sins that had been committed inside those walls for nearly four years before she broke free, being labeled a taker was all that mattered. A user and a taker. It was a hell of a badge to wear, but Iona knew that her mother was right and she didn’t apologize for it.
19 thoughts on “SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY”
WOW Ceri..powerful six! Loved it.
Congrats on your first SSS…watch out, it’s addicting!
Thanks Christine. I’m hoping that I can work more on this manuscript. It’s meant to be the first story in a trilogy. If I can just get these other manuscripts finished!
I can see why this SSS is addicting!
Yes, very emotive six! Welcome to SSS and hope to read more of your work in the future.
Thank you, Kate. It’s nice to be taking part. I hope to do it next week too.
Yes, a very powerful six. Nice opening. Curious about what happened inside those walls.
Thanks for stopping in, Debra. I really hope that we can find out what happened to poor Iona. 🙂
Very strong six! Great job
And belated welcome to SSS – beware, it’s addictive! 🙂
Thanks Zee! I’ve been told it’s addicting, and I certainly plan on participating every week. 🙂
Powerful 6! I immediately got an intense feeling of what her home life must have been like to cause her to think this way and her defiance in being okay with being labeled a taker and the irony too, after all she’d endured. obviously she had to take what little she could get… So much in 6 sentences!
Welcome to SSS!
Thanks so much, Angela. It’s going to be a challenge to make her into a likable heroine. I’m glad you stopped in.
Ah, but that’s what will make it a great read when you finish! Good luck!
Left me thinking there was (of course) lots of drama and some deep secrets occurring in “that house!” Strong six sentences!
Hey Nancy. I’m hoping that someday soon I’ll be bringing this one into our crit group though it’s going to be a very spicy story.
I immediately liked Iona. She’s strong but flawed, which makes for a terrific heroine and absorbing storyline. Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday! And thank you for reading my excerpt, Ceri! 🙂 Really appreciated!
Flawed heroine’s are my favorite, Ryan. Thanks so much for the compliment and stopping in. Reading all these comments is getting me inspired to continue on with this story. Thanks for the welcome and hope to participate more frequently.
Wow. A renegade rebel if ever I read one, Ceri! I can feel her home life bearing down on her in these six. I can’t wait to read more.
Hope that’ll be possible, Calisa. I’ll need my girls to help me with my “thats” and “downs” etc. 🙂
Wow, nice opening!
Thank you very much, Sandra.