Saturday, June 30, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: July 1

The heat is on here in the South and so I decided to go with a snippet from "Laid to Rest" where the heat is on Darlene as she finds Mayor Stroud has departed this life.

With my heart slamming against my ribs, I felt of his wrists. Nothing. I pressed my fingers to his neck and there was no pulse. The richest man in town was dead. 


Dead and gone as Granny Higginbotttom would say.


And, I was in a shit load of trouble. 


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Hope everyone is staying cool!


20 comments:

Dara said...

Love the way the your heroine thinks! Even in such serious situations, there is humor and wit! Great job!

Dara
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Heather Boyd said...

Oops, I'm wondering what exactly she just did. Great six!

Lisa Fox said...

Oh no! Lol! Great snippet!

Patricia Preston said...

Thanks! Things just keep going downhill for Darlene.

Donna Cummings said...

LOL -- I love how Darlene thinks. And the predicaments she gets into. :)

K.E. Saxon said...

Poor Darlene! Love that she remembers her granny's old expression during stress. This looks like another laugh-out-loud read, Patricia. Great six!

Virginia Kelly said...

Sounds like an interesting and funny read. Great six!

Veronica Scott said...

Quite the predicament! I enjoy Darlene - she's quite a character, can't wait to see what she does to get out of this. Great six!

Kate Warren said...

Great six. Sounds like a deliciously funny tale.

Eden Connor said...

I'm positive Grannie Higginbottom and my grandmother were friends, because my Nannie would've said those exact words! Delightful 6, Patricia :)

Jenna said...

I just finished Laid to Rest this weekend and loved it! This six is just the tip of the iceberg of hysterical circumstances of that night. Funny, funny read! And wonderful six, Patricia!

Wildcats Wife said...

Darlene sounds comical and adorable. Did she have something to do with the mayor's departing? Um-- Cute!

Patricia Preston said...

Big hugs to all of you!! I hope everyone is staying cool.

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Nice evocation of her shock.

Jessica K said...

Great POV, the character moves the story along wonderfully.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Darlene is just great!

M.L. Falconer said...

That's great stuff, Patricia. Hilarious. I get a kick out of her reaction.

Great Six.

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angelaquarles.com said...

Uh-oh! This doesn't sound good for the heroine!

patonlorraine said...

Oh no! A dead man is never a good development.

Love the name "Granny Higginbottom" !

Sarah Ballance said...

Trouble, you say? *ears perk* Now what the heck has she done ...?