Sunday, November 27, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Gossamer #1

Today's six sentences make up the entire prologue of one of my WIPs. Enjoy.


All the fires that burn…all that have…all that will.

Those were the words carved into the gate above Rhys's head. That was the meaning behind the tattoo on his arm, and the power, so the Pa’a said, given to Gabaimi’a-kuna by their god: to walk through fire.

Every strand of hair on his body stood up as his eyes trailed from the words to the fenghuang carving, knowing the wrong hands made it, in the wrong place, at the wrong time…just like—

Gabai found him once before, he thought as he retreated in the moonlight toward the roar of river water. She would again.

Six Sentence Sunday is a blog hop that posts on Sundays, which is a great thing for bloggers who like to post regularly but don't always have something new to say. I'm participating in two. On Saturday, I'm snarky. On Sunday, I try to tell a story in six sentences. My blog is current, and I don't even have to be near a computer!

Participation is straightforward. Submit a link to the host site between 6:00 pm Tuesday and 11:59 pm on Saturday. Post a six sentence excerpt on your blog on Sunday, (I schedule! It posts while I'm sleeping.) Six Sentence Sunday posts the blog hop at 9 am on Sunday. It just seems silly not to.

(All times mentioned in this post are US Eastern.)

18 comments:

  1. powerful and very interesting. good six to make me want to come back

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  2. Very great 6. Really made me want to read more!

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  3. Great six, Wendy! I love the name, Gabai. Can't wait to read more!

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  4. Sounds scared...can't wait to read more! :-) <3

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  5. Liked it, really draws you in, makes you think about the world this character dwells in. Can't wait to read more! Terrific snippet!

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  6. Very lyrical and evocative. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Y'all! I love you! Thanks for commenting. I will post more for SSS, but I don't have much done on this WIP at this poing. You've inspired me to continue!

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  8. Love the writing here. Terrific six.

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  9. Intriguing beginning six, Wendy. I'm curious to read more about the god who walks through fire. :)

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  10. This succeeds, Wendy, because I want to read more.

    I'm surprised, because usually, cryptic passages that incorporate a lot of words with apostrophes in them somehow turn me off. However, somehow, I get a feeling of authenticity with this. I also get the feeling that a lot of work is behind it.

    When and how can I see more?

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  11. I understand about words with apostrophes being a turn off. Your spidey sense is right though...it's a real language, dying, but still spoken by some Shoshoni natives in Wyoming. (They have a good online dictionary.) It needs a lot more work, and not a whole lot of it is ready to look at at all.

    I'm posting another six on Sunday, but from a different character in a different place. Something happens chronologically a few minutes before this...Rhys's motivation to leave in the middle of the night, but I haven't decided when or how to bring it in yet.

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  12. What a GREAT prologue! And needless to say, it's a fantastic six. When every strand of his hair stands up, so does mine, because that is such a powerful sense for anyone.

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  13. Very intriguing...my mind goes to Hawaii when reading it...Pele.

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