Saturday, February 5, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday. Parents--for Better or Worse




From preferred weapon to more complex issues such as pleasing Mother, our hero has disagreed with Father from day one. Born of a nympho and a warmonger, taking on the job of forcing others to fall in love seems fated.
Another clip from:
Joy's Creation

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“Going somewhere?” Dad grunted.
“Yes.” Cu squeaked.
“After that sexy little thing wearing your shirt who just left in a cab?”
No oxygen to help him speak, Cu nodded.
Dad dropped him. His brows slotted into killing angles, the six foot eight inch giant—looking damn sharp in a tuxedo—glared at the gawkers. They fled while Dad grasped Cu’s ear between two fingers and dragged him along to the nearest door. One blow of Daddy’s fist and it wisely yielded from its hinges.

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25 comments:

Chrystalla said...

Argh, now I want to know what happens next!! Great job, Arlene! What genre is this?

Arlene said...

Thanks, Chrys. Erotic M/F romance, a Be My Naughty Valentine Publication.

Cate Masters said...

"brows slotted into killing angles" - great visual. Lots of tension here, definitely a grabber. Like that first pic - yikes! :)

Marie Dees said...

Oh, this is fun! I love the line about the door! And usually I'm not drawn to the Valentine themed stories but this one I have to read.

Barbara Elsborg said...

This is such a great story and I love those lines. Your great sense of humor shines through!! Well done. Even big boys have to beware of bigger dads!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Great excerpt! Would love to know what happens next.

Marsha A. Moore said...

Fascinating family. I'm loving Cu!

Laurie A. Green said...

Great phrasing. "brows slotted into killing angles" and "it wisely yeilded from its hinges." I can feel the father's rage. Poor Cu.

Great six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

This is adorable. Talk about your dysfunctional families! LOL!

Eleri Stone said...

Love these excerpts. Poor Cu.

Lisa Fox said...

Sounds like Cu is in some trouble!

Hailey Edwards said...

Uh oh is right. Sounds like he's gotten himself into some trouble.

Liz said...

Nice six - and I love the cover to your upcoming release

J.C. Martin said...

Nice! Think I may have an idea of who Cu, his Mom and Dad are! ;) Intriguing concept!

D L Jackson said...

I love this story so much, Arlene, I actually own it. As with any of your work, nice visual.

Trish said...

This is such great characterization. Of Cu, of Dad. Loved the visuals. The door hinge yielding to the fist. The killer angles of his eye brows.

Great job.

Alanna Coca said...

Very nice job. Sometimes six isn't enough :(

Edie Ramer said...

What an interesting excerpt! Different from anything I've read. I like it.

Krista D. Ball said...

Thumbs up Arlene!

Chris V. said...

Yow, he sounds like a guy you don't want to meet in a dark alley. One for the tbr list. Thanks for stopping by and for reading The Killer Valentinte Ball. Love to get your review/reaction.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Hahahahah! This is a GREAT story!

joleenenaylor said...

Leaves me wanting to know what happens next!

Pippa Jay said...

Wow, Dad is ANGRY!

Casi said...

That was awesome. I wanna know who's perspective it's from.

Arlene said...

Hi Casi,

Thanks for your comment. I'm not sure if you could have figured out from just this post, but the earlier ones should have clued the reader in the hero is Cupid, and I hoped it was fairly well known that Cupid's father is Ares the god of war, and his mom the goddess of love.

Thank you to everyone who's commented. Your remarks mean the world to me.