11 September 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

As always, my thanks to all of you who stop by and read my efforts. I always appreciate your company.
This week, I'm taking a break from offering snippets from my current novel, Duty Calls, available in paperback, ebook formats, kindle and nook.
Instead here are the opening lines of my first short story, Precious Treasures, published in 2009 by LASR
(editied for SSS)

From beneath her colour co-ordinated lashes she studied her ex husband; he’d broadened out and toughened up, money did that to a man. The sensual lips narrowed in a line of discontent, and his grey eyes resembled ash-covered ice chips, his bronzed skin had darkened from his sojourn in the tropics. Building exclusive resorts in exotic locations. She’d followed his meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the media, unable to avoid the zillions of pictures of him with a different woman welded to his arm each time. The coverage rose exponentially with his wealth.

Finally, she got real and stopped looking.

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19 comments:

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Wonderful description! Very vivid. Great six!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

She's made a lot of assumptions from what she's seen in the media, hope she's wrong :) fab snippet xx

diannehartsock said...

I think she still feels for him. I hope she won't allow him to hurt her again. Great six.

Cara Bristol said...

What a fabulous description. You do so much with this. I really got a sense of their history and her emotions toward him. A+ job. This is my favorite six so far.

Lindsay said...

Looks like someone isn't happy with another's success

Alix said...

Awesome writing, sensational six.

Piper said...

Awesome writing, very descriptive. I think she's still into him.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Jennifer, glad you like it.

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL Jo-Anne, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

True, Dianne, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Wow, Cara, thank you so much for your kind and complimentary words.

Sherry Gloag said...

Giid ti see you Lindsay. It does look that way doesn't it?

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Alix

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Piper, glad you think so. Thanks for coming by.

Sandra Sookoo said...

I kinda want her to be proven wrong, but on the other hand, money does change a man. Nice job!

J.A. Beard said...

Great and vivid description. I also like the insight into her thought processes.

1000th.monkey said...

Very nice description, especially of the eyes and I love the image of women welded to his arm ;)

Zee Monodee said...

Love the last line, and the description was awesome. :)

Nichelle Gregory said...

"Ash-covered ice chips..." Loved that! Descriptive six, Sherry, well done! :)