Sunday, July 24, 2011

6 Sentence Sunday: Nothing But A Coward


Another Sunday, another 6. There are over 150 participants this week. If you haven’t already done so, please stop by the Six Sunday site and check out this week’s authors.
Below is my offering for the week. I hope you enjoy. As always, I welcome your comments.

Last week, as Isabelle started to enter her new employer’s home for the first time, she sensed someone watching her from a second-storey window. It was Jonathan, of course. This week’s 6 show his reaction at seeing Isabelle for the first time.

A Bed of Thorns and Roses #3

With an admirable instinct for self‑preservation, she must have sensed his presence. But when she turned to look up at the window where he stood, he had hidden behind the curtains, sacrificing the satisfaction of his curiosity for anonymity.
Coward. He was nothing but a coward. Were it not better to stand his ground, to let her confront the monster? Not to do so seemed a terrible deception.

Next week:  How will Jonathan resolve his dilemma?
 

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for his POV, it gives so much depth to the scene you painted last week.

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  2. I like that you've switched pov this week. I wonder about the reference to the 'monster'.

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  3. This character is fascinating. Dark and tortured. I can't wait to read more.

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  4. Nicely written. I was intrigued enough to go back over your previous Six's to see what this was all about - very interesting! Can't wait for them to meet!

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  5. Great six! I love that we can see the other side now.

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  6. Oh, you leave us begging for more!

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  7. Oh no! What a horrible situation - great snippet though :)

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  8. Interesting, but I found the sudden jump from her perspective to his to be quite jarring...

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  9. I agree that the perspective is a bit jumpy... but I like having both perspectives, because it adds to the tension. Hmmm....

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  10. I want to know more about the mystery man at the window ... and why he's a monster. Intriguing six sentences. (I like your title too.)

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  11. Well I'm assuming she's going to have to see him sometime.

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  12. Sondra, I just finished reading Bed of Thorns and Roses. You have such a beautiful way of writing, almost poetic in your descriptions. Lovely job--and great six!

    Kally

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