Sunday, December 18, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the next two months, I'm highlighting one of my Zodiac books, Capricorn: Forgotten Faces. Caleb and Leandro have kissed, but afterward, Caleb discovered that Leandro bears a tattoo on his chest that only Caleb has, and that only Caleb could infuse with the power it has. Problem is, he doesn't remember Leandro or ever sharing his tattoo with anyone.

“...If I’d had anything at all to do with sharing my design, I’d remember.”

The shake of his head could only be described as forlorn. “Not if you’d erased me.”

“If I’d erased you, you wouldn’t be standing right there, annoying me to death.”

“You can’t die.”

“How do you know that?”


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40 comments:

Karla Doyle said...

Ooh, I'm hooked! Very cool.

Zee Monodee said...

So compelling and intriguing! Great job :)

kelworthfiles said...

Hmm... interesting setup. Exactly what do they mean by erasing people?? I like the voices, and the idea of the power tattoo.

I missed the list deadline for this week, but I did get six sentences up! http://kelworthfiles.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/six-sentence-sunday-more-from-children/

Wendy said...

The "erasing" is very interesting. :)

melyndaprice said...

Fantastic dialogue! Sucked me right in. I want to know why he can't die!

Laura Kaye said...

So intriguing! I'm a total tattoo fan so this hooked me!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Wow, the frustration of memory loss. Well done six, Vivien. :)

JoAnn Ross said...

Definitely intriguing. Readers also get a sense of their relationship, too. And can't die as in "I don't want you to die?" Or physically can't? Many questions here.

charmainegordon author said...

Intriguing six. Thanks.

Gem Sivad said...

I like this world building you're doing as your characters reveal"the rules" as the story unfolds. Fantastic six!

K.E. Saxon said...

I like the intensity here. "Erased", but yet...not. As everyone else has said, very intriguing. Great six, Vivien! Happy Holidays to you!

Nina Pierce said...

Erasing? You have me intrigued.

Cate Masters said...

Intriguing! Excellent teaser.

Guilie said...

Enticing, Vivien. I want to know--what's this about erasing people, what power does the tattoo have, and why can't Caleb die? Great snippet--thanks for sharing!

lexcade said...

Great snippet! Definitely hooked.

angelaquarles.com said...

Intriguing!

writeidea said...

Ooh, I'm intrigued. That last line seems to indicate that Leandro knows more about Caleb than he should. Nice hook to want to read more.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Do I smell a paradox brewing here?

Savanna Kougar said...

Oooh, paranormal-intriguing. Luv it!

Ursula Grey said...

Captivating six, Vivien!

veronicascott said...

They apparently have a lot of backstory together and a lot to figure out! Love the use of the tattoo. Excellent excerpt!

E. P. Beaumont said...

Not in Kansas Anymore, but that setting is subtly conveyed. Nice work.

Alix said...

WOW. Awesome six, I want to read more.

J.C. Martin said...

Loved the dialogue! And "erased" is an interesting term. You definitely hooked me!

Karysa Faire said...

Nicely done. Erased? Can't die? The zodiac? Sounds very intriguing.

Jo Ramsey said...

Excellent six!

Eleri Stone said...

Yikes! The idea of being able to erase someone from your memory and then seeing this 'proof' that you knew them...so fascinating.

Angela Guillaume said...

Intrigued by your world-building. What a fantastic excerpt!

Brinda said...

Wow! I love the mystery you packed into six sentence. It's good to meet you on SSS.

relatedreality said...

Great six and very intringuing!! I look forward to checking out your next post. Have a great holiday!! :)

Sadie Hart said...

Ohh! Love this. Amazing how much mystery can be packed into six sentences. Can't wait to read more!

sarahballance said...

I'm especially intrigued by "You can't die." WOW. Great six!

Elaine Cantrell said...

That's an attention getter! Great job.

diannehartsock said...

I feel so bad for Leandro. It would be terrible to think someone you cared about simply erased you (however that's done!). Can't wait to read more.

Pippa Jay said...

I'm wondering if it's 'erasing' as in just wiping a memory or actually the person. Hmmm...

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) I'll be returning this is sucha powerful hook.

L. K. Below said...

Wow. Very interesting...

Lucy Felthouse said...

I'm intrigued already! Well done.

Happy holidays! :)

Ranae Rose said...

Tense moment!

julihoffman said...

"You can't die." Interesting! It made me wonder. Why can't he die? Hmm....