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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Official Six Sentence Sunday for 3-11-12

This is the linky-list for this week's Six Sentence Sunday 3-11-12

W.I.P I am currently editing. Book I of the Flesh Trilogy.

And like so many people who--in the silence of pre-sleep, cannot keep the ghosts of the past from appearing to them, his ghost came…he saw her.

She was beautiful…but…it had to be. He could not have lived with that abomination born of her body. And all could clearly see there had been a betrayal...there must have been a betrayal. Few things made him feel emotions that he could not control, but her ghost, the ghost of the only woman he had ever loved, made wave after wave of sorrow wash over him. For, rather than nurture their love...he had done just the opposite.

18 comments:

  1. As Oscar Wilde wrote :

    Yet each man kills the thing he loves,
    By each let this be heard,
    Some do it with a bitter look,
    Some with a flattering word,
    The coward does it with a kiss,
    The brave man with a sword!

    Some kill their love when they are young,
    And some when they are old;
    Some strangle with the hands of Lust,
    Some with the hands of Gold:
    The kindest use a knife, because
    The dead so soon grow cold.

    Great post today. Thanks for visiting my blog, Roland

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    1. I love Wilde's words, Roland. Thank you for giving my six a read!

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  2. You just had me hooked. That last sentence is really soulgripping! (is that a word?) Same time next week - another six sentences?

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    1. Thanks, Daniela... Soul-gripping--when hyphenated, does not get grabbed by my spell-check. Same time next week. Thank you for stopping by and giving this a read, dear girl. :-)

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  3. That's powerful. So very sad!

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  4. Thank you, Kate! This six-sentence exercise is neat. It is fascinating what we gather out of such short excerpts of our work. Thanks for giving it a read and commenting. Have a good week!

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  5. That left me feeling rather bereft - and wanting more. Beautiful six.

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    1. Hi Janey. Thank you for your comment, and for visiting here. I have been seeing the #SixSunday on Twitter for a while, but never looked into it until a week ago. What a cool idea. It is nice to get feedback on little snippets. This is my second week. I recall that this is your first. I will see you next Sunday :-)

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  6. Poweful piece of writing. Like Janey, I want more.

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  7. I too wanted more Janey. Very descriptive and deep. Thanks for checking out my blog...writingpromptseveryday. I hope that you will be back often. I am really looking forward to the challenge. Also, liking finding new blogs that I really like.

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  8. Hi Cindi, thank you for visiting--and for your kind words. I love the idea behind your blog. I am busy now--getting ready for A to Z, but come May--I will be actively looking for writing prompts. Sometimes it is just what I need to turn on the creativity switch. :-)

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  9. dear teresa: my friend thank you for stopping by and checking on me. I have taken a break from blogging as I needed a breather and once I get my creativity itch, will start again. I am checking out the blogs once a while though. I am so happy for you with what you've got going...I must commend you. Keep up your excellent work. You really are an inspiration!!

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    1. Thank you Marjaan... Glad that you are okay. :-) When you get back to blogging, in case I don't see it on my feed for new posts, visit me and let me know you are active again. Hope that creativity comes back your way,and take care... :-)

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  10. So much emotion in such a small snippet. Very nicely done.

    Michelle :)
    www.michelle-pickett.com
    www.conciliumbooks.com

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  11. I agree--there's a lot of emotion here.

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