Sunday, October 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the month of October, I'm continuing with snippets from my Boys of the Zodiac novel, Libra: Outlined in Ink. Last week, you met Jarrett and Eli, reconnecting after not seeing each other for a few years. This week, Jarrett has given Eli refuge with the intention of helping him clear his name. A surprise visitor in the middle of the night doesn't believe Jarrett isn't holding back on what he knows.

This sounded like a car door slamming, but it was nothing compared to the way the blood sprayed out the other side of Baptiste’s neck, splattering across the beige wall and the frame of his Aagaard print.

Baptiste crumpled sideways. He landed like a broken doll at the edge of the glass end table.

Swallowing down the bile in his throat, Jarrett swung his gaze back up to Sandora. The gun was now aimed directly at Jarrett’s chest.

“How’s that memory of yours now?” Sandora asked.


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32 comments:

Alix said...

Awesome, action packed and I loved the reference to the splattering across the frame of the Aagaard print. Great work.

Meg Maguire said...

Love that final line! Great mini-cliffhanger.

Cate Masters said...

Excellent - vivid without being overly gory. Loved the reference to the blood spatter on the print too.

Denny S. Bryce said...

Wow! That was intense. Really liked the descriptions and the action. Great six.

mariedees said...

Intense six. Great writing.

Gemma Parkes said...

Very descriptive, loved this six!

Melynda Price said...

Great tension! I bet that's a memory jogger :)

Jessica K said...

Great unexpected details. Quite a cliffhanger!

sarahballance said...

Wow! Vivid and intense--so easy to see this. Wonderful six!

sue said...

very visual - a good thing though not a happy scene

Taryn Kincaid said...

WOW! Intense, action-packed and vivid. Nicely done!

Sandra Bunino said...

So intense! Sensational six.

mirriamsmyth said...

Great, intense six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Extremely vivid but told in a matter-of-fact way - by focusing on details - that makes it all the more chilling. So well done!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Loved it and the title!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Brutal! And perfectly executed.

Savanna Kougar said...

Oooh, so good! This reminds of the spy novels I read as a young teenager, or hard-boiled detective novels.

Dee Carney said...

Whoa. Excellent description! Jeez, my mouth dried up.

melissamackinnon said...

Oh, wow, intense last line there. Yikes! Great six!

Gem Sivad said...

Vivid action. Tension really went up on the last line. Great snippet.

Claire Gillian said...

Gulp...don't know if HE remembers, but I sure do. Intense!

Eleri Stone said...

Great action sequence. Very vivid and intense.

diannehartsock said...

Wow, that woke me up. Great action and smoothly written. Nice!

Nichelle Gregory said...

Ouch! That had to hurt! Nice six! :)

Lynne Murray said...

Wow, whoever Sandora is, ya gotta hate him. Intense action and a strong cliffhanger--powerful six!

Ranae Rose said...

Yikes! Definately an intense six.

Jessica Subject said...

So full of tension! I want to know what happens next. Great six! :)

Paula Martin said...

Very vivid, love the details.

Layna Pimentel said...

Wow! Great hook. Hope you'll post more from this one on Sunday?

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Oh man, you have me biting my nails! Well done six! :)

Liia Ann White said...

Oh that's quite an image!
Nice 6

Brien Michaels said...

O_O Holy Moley! Great six, but damn!