Sunday, March 17, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors

I've been meaning to have a substitute for Six Sentence Sunday, but real life has been too much for me to see what others have been doing instead. At least, until now.


Weekend Writing Warriors does eight sentences instead of six, but if you check out the list, you might see a lot of familiar names.

Since it's almost time for it, I'm going to highlight sentences from my Boys of the Zodiac novel, Aries: Riddle Me Wicked. It's an action/adventure, m/m erotic romance about Ian, an assistant curator of classical antiquities at the British Museum, and Lucas, an American photographer who convinces Ian to help him find an artifact nobody believes is real. The story starts out with Ian getting woken up by gunshots at the dig he's on, but when he tries to flee for safety, he gets caught by the attackers.


“My apologies if my survival instincts got in your way,” Ian said as soon as his breathing had calmed enough for him to speak. “I have a rather averse reaction to guns, you see. They tend to make me do irrational things. Such as run for my life.”

“Who ever said your life was in danger?”

Ian stiffened. There was no way he had imagined the attack on the camp. “Perhaps it was the random gunfire around my head, and, oh yes, the fact that you killed my team.”

To check out all the other weekend writing warriors, head over to the official website.

20 comments:

Teresa Cypher said...

I love his humor injected into an intense matter. Makes me want to read more! Good post. :-)

Karla Doyle said...

Sounds like it's going to be a wild ride for Ian.

charmainegordon author said...

Seems like an almost casual conversation with a murderer? I think the word is adverse.
Scary situation.

Brenda Ashworth Barry said...

Trying this again. The last one didn't post. Love his style and his humor. Made me laugh out loud. Can't wait to read more.

Summer Ross said...

LOL- very smart mouth. Great dialogue.
~Summer
My 8

sue said...

wonderful premise - and wonder why he attacked - and of course the humour

sue said...

Love the premise and wonder why he was attacked - and of course the humour

AJ Nuest said...

Dark humor is one of my most favoritest things of all time and this is done expertly!

Danielle Forrest said...

LMAO. Great snippet. Love the sarcasm.

Veronica Scott said...

I love a man that can keep his sense of humor in a bad situation! Can't wait to read more of this story - terrific snippet!

Carrie Crain Books said...

How did Ian stiffen? Oh, I'm naughty! haha

Jess Schira said...

I laughed out loud. That's always a good sign. Great snippet.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Hmm. Was the team human? A dog team? or what?

Elaine Cantrell said...

The team thing would clinch it for me.

Siobhan Muir said...

I love Ian's response to the question! Nicely done, Vivien. :)

Joanne Stewart said...

Ohhh, I sense lots of tension... Nice!

Sherry Gloag said...

I enjoyed Ian's use of irony while under fire. I wonder what the 'shooters' want with him? Tense snippet.

Paula Martin said...

Intriguing snippet, love Ian's response!

Eleri Stone said...

I love sarcastic Ian!

Sarah Ballance said...

Why, yes, I'd say that's a clue! LOL. Fantastic exchange!