It’s that time of week again! Thank you for stopping by to sample my Sunday Six. And a really huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to add a comment.
Choosing only six sentences to share each week has been an educational exercise. Thinking in sixes forces me to look for the shiniest nuggets, highlights that encapsulate the mood or emotion I may have spent pages trying to establish in the book itself. I find I’m looking at my writing in a different way, with a much more critical eye. My internal editor has started telling me things like That was a boring six or Uh-oh, nothing’s really happening here. Writing well isn’t easy. Ideally, every sentence should hold the reader’s attention. Every word should sing. I’m still working at it.
The excerpts are taken from the book in chronological order and are numbered, for those of you who like to start at the beginning.
This week’s set-up: When his doctor insisted on hiring a secretary for him, Jonathan never dreamed he would choose a woman for the job. Appalled at her presence in his home, yet fascinated despite himself, Jonathan has been spying on Isabelle from his window, hoping to catch a glimpse of her face. In this week’s 6, his curiosity has just been satisfied. Jonathan ducks behind the curtain in near panic.
A Bed of Thorns and Roses #5
Did God have no mercy? He put his hand over his heart to be certain it was still beating. No, God had no mercy for such as he.
The woman was beautiful. Breathtakingly, heartbreakingly beautiful.
He had to get rid of her.
Next week: I think it’s time to hear from Isabelle again.