Sunday, January 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

The following is my first post of 6 lines, taken from the middle of my historical romance, Eostre's Hare, an easter submission published in 2010. Authors slap lines up on Sunday for readers and peers to check out. SSS is such a fun idea, started by Sara Brookes.


Plumes of black smoke had shown them the way. Curved peaks and then the sea behind them, Gwynedd Wales had been a gorgeous locale to raise an abbey.
It now lay in ruins. Shattered towers, broken main archway, the horses shied from the bodies heaped everywhere along the long, entrance pathway. Hundreds of men, throats slit, chests gutted, their white robes stained red. Trumpets, prayer beads, lay tumbled beside splayed fingers.


17 comments:

Barbara Elsborg said...

Very intriguing six sentences. Good description and since I've read the whole thing - I know what follows is both heart-rending and uplifting!! Well done, Arlene.

Lisa Fox said...

How very intriguing and gory. I know I want to read more!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Loved the snippet :-)

Kerrianne Coombes said...

This is so good, i want more.

Laurie A. Green said...

Oh, well done, Arlene. This reads like dark poetry describing a landscape after violence in wonderful moody words.

Pippa Jay said...

A dark and gruesome six - loved the opening line.

Laurel Kriegler said...

Great!

ellenkeener said...

Very dark and very intriguing. Want to see more!

Lyncee said...

Great contrast - the peaceful beginning and the savage end.

Jayel Kaye said...

Very, very well done.

Eleri Stone said...

Gruesome. Very nice description.

Liz said...

Nice descriptions and the last line is so powerful.

Lex Valentine said...

Sad and horrible at the same time.

Marsha A. Moore said...

The contrast is griping, creating a bittersweet image. Welcome to SSS, Arlene!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday and well done! Is this a medieval? If so...yay!

Jessica Subject said...

Wonderful description! Your use of contrast makes the current condition of the abbey all the more drastic.

chickenminnie said...

Those six lines provided quite the visual.

How did you decide which six lines to post?