8 January 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

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Today I am sharing more from of my Valentine Story about the brother, Henri, of the hero, Liam, in my current novella, From Now Until Forever, published by Astraea Press.

“I have not been unaware of the burden you have carried since my heart attack a year ago. Combining your own commitments with those you took over while I recuperated would have felled a lesser man.”

Feeling the heat burn his cheeks, Henri shifted in his chair.

The past twelve months had been tough, and for the last six, his advisors almost competed with each other in counselling him to slow down unless he wanted to occupy his father’s hospital bed.

“I am also aware you have ignored their advice to cut back. So I am decreeing that of this moment you are on indeterminate leave of absence.”

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40 comments:

elaine cantrell said...

And now what to do with his freedom. Great excerpt.

Cate Masters said...

Love the surprise twist. Yes, what will he do now?

Gem Sivad said...

Well damn. Sending a workaholic on vacation is almost punishment. Can't wait to see how he handles it.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Enjoyed your snippet :-)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol - I have a feeling he will not relish that 'opportunity' at all! :)

Patricia Green said...

Sometimes a gift can be a burden. Intriguing 6!

angelaquarles.com said...

what will he do during his time off? Nice 6!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Ooooh. Could it be a quest coming up?

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks for coming by Elaine.

Sherry Gloag said...

Gladyou enjoyed the twist. Am learning so much from reading the power of Six.

Sherry Gloag said...

True, gem, He was not pleaed! Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you Sandra :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Now, whatever made you think that, Zee? LOL
Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

So true, Patricia. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Angela, thank you for coming by. As is required - :-) he gets himself in deep water, well no, deep snow is more like it

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, Taryn. he certainly fiinds himself outside his comfort zone, that's for sure.

Karysa Faire said...

:-) And hopefully there's some love in that forced vacation.

Ginger Simpson said...

No good deed goes unpunished. :) Great six, Sherry.

melyndaprice said...

Ooo...A great twist, a forced vacation should prove to be very interesting, I'm sure :)

Paula Martin said...

Great six, look forward to seeing what he does with his enforced leave of absence!

Nichelle Gregory said...

A dedicated man forced to take a break...what will he do next? ;)

Sherry Gloag said...

Of course, Karysa Faire :-) and he's not pleased abnout it!
Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL Ginger :-) I hope he sees it that way!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Glad you like this twist Melynda. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Paula. I appreciate your company.

gemma parkes said...

Oh, l think he is going to find that hard to adjust to!

Sherry Gloag said...

Nichelle, thanks for coming by. he's not a happy bunny, that's for sure.

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL Gemma,so true. Thanks for coming by.

diannehartsock said...

But is that what he wants? Wonder if everything would fall apart without him. Maybe a compromise, Dad?

sarahballance said...

Ouch! What a page turner!

J.C. Martin said...

Um ... is that good news or bad news? Way to keep us hanging!

Sherry Gloag said...

Like his brother before him, Henri doesn't think his father has his best interests at heart!
Thanks for coming by, Dianne

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Sarah. Hope you'll come back for more!

Sherry Gloag said...

Needless to say, J.C.Martin, Henri doesn't think so! LOL Thanks for coming by.

Ruth Madison said...

Aw, I love a guy who takes responsibility seriously.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Ruth. Thanks for coming by.

Alix said...

Great six!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks Alix :-)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Ouch, being forced to take time off...what will he do now? I'm intrigued for sure :) Great six!!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) LOL thanks for dropping by, JoAnne