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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

 The Official Six Sentence Sunday for 4-1-12 is upon us!  April, already!!  :-)  Showers and flowers, and sixsunday for another month.

This week, I return to Aaydan's Tale.  It will be in the hands of the publisher by the end of the month.  

In this snippet, a glimpse at the complex and flawed man--Deamante.  The ruler is viewed as savior by some, an oppressive demon by others. 

At a meeting with his security council, he announced a higher level of official intolerance of the Albainns.  There are even darker plans in the works, though. Intolerance is not enough. Elimination is the covert focus.

"There are always sympathizers who will view this as an extreme and unnecessary measure.”

The aide said, without a hint of emotion, “If all is managed properly, the blame in the eyes of those same sympathizers will not lie upon your doorstep.”

Deamante dismissed the aide with a flip of his hand, then turned and walked over to the wide windows where he could see glistening red and pink rocks in the midday star-shine.

Harsh decisions were his job, and in reality, nothing about this decision made him feel good, save the one small benefit…the one animal that he could do without. 

But, inside of him, well-hidden, a tiny part cried. A tiny part that wondered how it had ever gone so wrong, and if there truly were blood to him—in that face that did not resemble his own in any way."


  1. I love the red and pink rocks glistening, and the still small voice crying out to him.

  2. Thanks, Kate! :-) It is interesting to see which details caught your eye.

  3. I don't envy his position! It is nice to see his conscience about this decision.

  4. Nicely set up scene. The detail about the rocks was a nice interplay versus the inner conflict.

    Good stuff!

  5. Thank you, Lorraine! :-) He is such a cruel person, and has done cruel things, horrendous things,. This snippet is from well into the book--and he is established as being an evil person. This was the first inkling at his complexity--and his inherent flaws. Thanks for taking the time to read this :-) !

  6. Thank you, Steven! I am starting your book tomorrow--so looking forward to it. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. :-)