Six Sentence Sunday is a bloghop--and one of the friendliest. Participants post six sentences of their writing, then readers hop from blog to blog, sharing opinions, critiques and encouragement. We know what a solitary pursuit writing can be--and Six Sentence Sunday is a great way to meet other writers, and take a break from our solitude. Complete rules and a sign up form are at the site here.
This week, I return to ATNS. During a celebration of Rissa successfully competing with a sword, Rissa had a scene with Cuylrh and his crew, and fled. She's been hopping shuttles at space stations, and Cuylrh has been searching for her, quietly putting out the word (quietly so his grandfather doesn't learn that Rissa is undefended). In this scene, his cousin, Dracorh, came across Rissa playing with refugee children at a station and briefly began to hit on her until he saw Cuylrh's pendant slip out of her shirt. He contacted Cuylrh and gave him the news, then proceeded to occupy Rissa's time until Cuylrh could arrive at the station. Rissa figured it out just before Cuylrh and his crew arrived. She took off running across the shuttle docking area.
~note~ "chade' is a Rialtan word, translated means "bitch".
Next to reach her, Dracorh tackled her, tumbling both of them onto the metal floor.
Underdog or not, it was a full out assault on Rissa’s part as she kicked her feet against his ribs, and bit anything coming close to her teeth.
More guards arrived and tried to get a grip on an arm or an ankle. She was crazed, scratching, punching, slapping. Her foot connected with one of them, buckling his knee as he fell--cursing in pain, "Crazy chade!"
Limited to defending himself, Dracorh had one arm raised shielding his face while he batted at her hands and feet with the other.
Money passed from hand to hand as a crowd of eager-faced dockworkers gathered to witness how this was going to end. No one would have wagered in her favor if they’d known that a new player was about to come on the scene.
That's it. Comments and criticisms greatly appreciated.
Anyone hosting a sunday bloghop--to replace SSS? It's getting close...