Sunday, October 28, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome to my SSS! I'm currently at GayRomLit in Albuquerque, and driving back to San Francisco today and tomorrow, so my apologies about being slow to comment this week. If I could find a way to do it from the road, you can bet I would. It would make the long drive more bearable, lol.

For the next two months, I'm featuring my RT Award Nominee, the het paranormal/time travel-ish erotic romance, Two Lives in Waltz Time. Maddy and Cash have been sucked into a 1940s private club milieu where Maddy's a dancer, Cash is the bouncer, and the whole world thinks they're engaged. Cash got a drunk Maddy back to their home in this other world, where she woke up with a terrible hangover. He gave her a brief explanation about magic being the cause, a story she has to buy because nothing else comes close to explaining what is going on, and then Cash offered to teach her how to dance so she doesn't have to play barfly at the club all night.


She stood there silently, long enough for the first song to end and the second to begin. Cash never made a move, waiting patiently by the record player, dancing eyes watching her with growing amusement.

“You know this only works if you're actually within touching distance, don't you?” he asked when the second song ended as well.

“I'm still thinking about it.”

“Think a little bit closer then.” With long steps, he marched forward and took her hand, leading her back to the open space in the middle of the room.

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20 comments:

elingregory said...

Lovely and amusing. this sounds such a fun story.

Little historical quibble - until 1948 records played at 78rpm so there would only be one song per record, or did Cash change the record?

charmainegordon author said...

Smooth dialogue. Very '40's. Thanks.

Karla Doyle said...

Very cute. I love her hesitation and his amusement.

Joanne Stewart said...

hehe. very cute. Love his amusement and that he patiently waits her out before pulling her onto the dance floor. Great six.

Vivien Dean said...

Elin, it's not actually truly historical. The setting they're in is completely artificial, created by someone else's magic. Like living in a playhouse of someone else's creation. For instance, there's never any mention of WWII, either, so I figured that since the technology had been in place since the 30s (though not publicly available until 1948), I'd use it for the sake of the story.

Patricia Preston said...

Great six. Love his line about think a little bit closer.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

I like their rapport. This sounds like a good one, Vivien!

sue said...

She doesn't know how to dance? Nice history lesson above

melissamackinnon said...

Wow, interesting six, and I love your take on the artificial historical situation here. Really awesome idea!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

But who's responsible for the magic?

Dee Carney said...

I like him *lots* already!

Clare Davidson said...

I like the tension there and his slightly cheeky way of dealing with it. Nice six :)

S E Gilchrist said...

Great tension here, & I love how he takes charge.

patonlorraine said...

Love how they are together. Great six! :)

Siobhan Muir said...

I agree with him. Can't make an impression from "way over there". Fun six, Vivien. :)

Laura Kaye said...

Cute six! And congrats on your EPIC finals!

Gayle said...

Very sweet. :)

E. Jamie said...

Great six! Very interesting premise!

kerriannecoombes said...

Oh i liked this six x

Sarah Ballance said...

I love him already. Great sense of humor, and her reply is perfection!