Today is Sunday which, for many writer-folk across blogland means “Six Sentence Sunday.” If you are not familiar with Six Sentence Sunday… it’s pretty much just like it sounds! The writer shares six sentences from their current work in progress or their finished manuscript. I’ve always wanted to give this a whirl but never quite gotten around to it. I’ve enjoyed reading other bloggers six sentences each Sunday so, I’m jumping into the fun!
My six sentences are from the first book in the trilogy that I am writing. The trilogy is tentatively called “Mosaic.” This first book is “done.” I say “done” with trepidation because I’m just finishing up another revision and then will send it out to my CP and there will likely be more revisions to follow before it gets sent out to query.
These six sentences are from the beginning of the book and our main character Tess is at Mt. Rushmore with her family and has just met Trevin (with the fabulous green eyes that I spoke about in this post.) But she doesn’t know his name yet. His first words to her were asking if she had just dropped a souvenir yo-yo on the ground that he had found – which is why she refers to him as “yo-yo stranger.” Their conversation is stopped abruptly when a fire breaks out and they both spring into action to help pull people out of the way as the crowd begins to stampede up a set of stairs and away from the brush fire. Enjoy!
Yo-yo stranger was engaged in similar battles just feet from me, pulling people to safety while avoiding being trampled himself. Briefly, on my third dash back through the crowd at the top of the stairs, our eyes locked. Though the flames were far away yet, they seemed to be reflected there – the orange flickers dancing through the solid jade. I was distantly aware of his presence as we both continued to work but when it was all over, he was gone. My conversation with him became part of the surreal day and I wondered later if we had actually spoken. All I remembered about him were the green eyes that held the sun – and the flame.
Let me know what you think!