Sunday, January 8, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! For the next two months, I'm highlighting one of my Zodiac books, Capricorn: Forgotten Faces. To try and discover what is going on, Caleb has just done a spell that has allowed him a peek into Leandro's memories. This is his reaction.

My eyes flew open to see Leandro slowly setting down the guitar, but my racing heart had spots dancing in my vision, blood red and white hot to match the heat seeping from my pores. Sweat glued my shirt to my back and my hair to my temples, and the light scruff of my beard itched from the dampness.

But I was frozen in place, trying to decipher the rampaging confusion coursing through my thoughts and flesh. Emotions that ran so deep, I ached even when left with only their memory. Possibilities that went against everything I believed, presented in my voice, with my face. Truth that shouldn’t have been, because its existence threatened the very world I’d created for myself.


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33 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Excellent description! :)

Lisa Fox said...

Great description - I can feel it all!

Graylin Fox said...

Amazing. I was breathless reading it. I can't wait to read more of this.

K.E. Saxon said...

This was seriously intense. Great six, as usual, Vivien! Can't wait to read more. :-D

Ruthie Knox said...

Great intensity! Sounds like an interesting story.

Gem Sivad said...

Powerful response to Leandro as he fights/is swamped by his emotions. Great six!

Sherry Gloag said...

What an intensly powerful six. Wonderful.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

I love his confusion and his resistance to accepting the truth. Well done, Vivien. :)

Dee Carney said...

Wow. Such an intense, vivid description. Well done!

Zee Monodee said...

Very strong and so stunning in the reader's mind - great job!

Meg Maguire said...

Great use of physical details to make his emotions feel genuine. Well done!

veronicascott said...

Such an effective description I almost felt like he was feeling! Enjoyed the excerpt, intriguing situation going on!

Lex Valentine said...

Now I want to know why he had that reaction!

melissamackinnon said...

WOW. Intense, descriptive, just great!

angelaquarles.com said...

Intense, felt like I was there, great 6!

Denny S. Bryce said...

Intense and LOVE this line "Emotions that ran so deep, I ached even when left with only their memory." Whoa!

J.C. Martin said...

Wow, those are some intense emotions! Wonder what he saw? Brilliant descriptions!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Great intense passage. And striking cover!

diannehartsock said...

Oh wow. I have to know what the memory was, to shake him like that. Something intense and passionate, I'm assuming. Will you tell us next week, please? :)

Cate Masters said...

Love everything about this - the spell, his vision, the tension. Wonderful.

melyndaprice said...

Intense and emotional, very well done :)

JoAnn Ross said...

Loved that last line! Poor guy, having his self-created world threatened. That's about as bad as it gets. . . But why do I think you're going to make it even worse? ;)

Daezarkian13 said...

Wonderfully descriptive...and I LOVE that cover!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Intense emotions!

Cara Bristol said...

Excellent description. Fantastic writing!

Sarah Ballance said...

Whoa, that's wicked-intense! So much depth here - wonderful six!

Jessica K said...

I agree, very intense, wow, what passion!

Krystal Wade said...

Very emotional six! Great job!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

All I can say is Wow.

Guilie said...

Great snippet, Vivien--the confusion of thought and emotion comes through cleanly. Thanks for sharing!

lexcade said...

Love the intensity in this snippet. Your writing is fantastic!

Alix said...

Beautifully written description!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Excellent six!! Really intense with the emotions, LOVE IT xx