Saturday, January 15, 2011

6 Sentence Sunday--Round 2

Take down the human race before Christmas, or concentrate on getting a philandering guy to accept monogamy? What’s a plant to dew....
Here's a few lines of thought from Settia, in the story Rebel published in my Love Grows Wild in the Dark anthology awailable from Shadowfire Press.
'My vine would never hire a scum-toad lawyer to chew him free, strangle me dead, or creep off in pursuit of petunia. I’d make him forget the cheap, double-blossomed plants ever existed. I’d mold my little branches into his thickest one, as wide as I could reach, big, swollen hunk that he is. Bonded in eternal bliss, we’d watch hell day dawn together. Without a bipod alive, there’d be no one left to torture us for some obscure, human holiday again.
A horrid noise, footsteps heavy and familiar, shattered me from my happy place. With a poof, my fantasy exploded into tiny fragments of get it together, or I’d never see Vinesun down on one tendril in front of me.' 

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18 comments:

Lisa Fox said...

I love her happy place thoughts!

Cate Masters said...

Yikes, I'll never look at a poinsettia the same, lol. Loved how you made it all too real, in a sinister way.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Very fun! I like Settia's gutsy edge.

Jayel Kaye said...

super interesting post. Now excuse me, I have to go water my Christmas Cactus. I think I have some plant food around here too. I bet she'd like that. Or maybe some Miracle grow....

Dee Carney said...

Cute take on romance!

graylinfox said...

Now I'll be nicer when I talk to my plants.. wonderful snippet.

Jo-Anne Kenrick said...

very clever...great SSS

Laurie A. Green said...

Ah, I love Rebel. Totally unique perspective on life, love and motivation as only you can write it, Arlene.

Such a fun SSS snippet! You go, Settia girl. :)

Emily Cale said...

Very interesting. I love the idea.

Jessica Subject said...

Okay, I'm never going to look at my plants the same way again. Great six!

Lex Valentine said...

Very creative!

Marie Dees said...

Yay! It's the "plant porn" again! I remember the first story from an old critique site we were on together.

Pippa Jay said...

This is great! Love it. :)

Kathleen Grieve said...

Love it!

Fallon said...

This is so creative and intriguing! I love that you aren't afraid to step out of the box and you do it well!

Paranormal Queen said...

So very interesting. Never read anything like this before.

Hailey Edwards said...

What a unique snippet. :)

Barbara Elsborg said...

I ADORE this story. One of my favorites from any author. As Fallon said - you're not afraid to step out of the box - you just need someone to catch you!!! Well done.