Saturday, November 6, 2010

Six Sunday - The First Six Sentences of Stone Kissed

Every Sunday, writers post six sentences from one of their works. I'm joining in the fun for the first time today. For more Six Sunday fun, follow the #sixsunday hashtag on twitter and visit the official Six Sentence Sunday website. And now, without further ado...

“Yes. Right there, again, please!” The marble satyr moaned his pleasure as Delia scraped away bits of lichen from the groove of his outer thigh.

“Just shut up.” She reached for her boar’s hair paintbrush. For the past two hours she’d been in Mrs. Hansdorf’s Bethesda, Maryland, garden maze cleaning the lewd little flirt, and he was relentless—as were most statues. This satyr was four feet tall and had been sculpted mid-leap, his arms outstretched for the nymph who stood on her own pedestal five yards farther around the turn.

35 comments:

  1. Can't wait to read it, Keri! I love the playfulness of the scene.

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  2. Thank you, Jen! (And also for helping me iron out this comment form bug. Or iron it in, since I'm mixing my metaphors.)

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  3. What a fun scene! I'd love to see more.

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  4. And how interesting that the word "leap" appears in this excerpt ...

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  5. Thank you, Lisa and Becke. And--WOW Becke! I seriously never noticed I'd done that. Utterly (honestly) subconscious...

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  6. This sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait to read more. :)

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  7. I can totally see how scraping lichen from a marble thigh might make a little satyr groan! Fun read!

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  8. Huh - Wouldn't have thought anyone could make lichen scraping sound sexy. Awesome.

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  9. Great snippet! Looking forward to more weeks to come.

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  10. Cheeky little satyr! LOL

    And welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!

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  11. Thank you, everyone. And Eleri - still laughing!

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  12. From now on, when I walk past a garden statue, I am so going to wonder, if I touch him, right there, will he talk to me, too? Love the catchy dialog.

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  13. Christie--even if you don't touch him, he's thinking it :)

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  14. Love the naughty light humor mixed with magic -- one of my favorite combos! Looks like a great read. Will put it on my list.

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  15. Welcome Kari! And...what's the running joke with the :leap:?

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  16. Lex, he is incorrible. Thanks Marsha--I love that vibe, too. And Alanna--not a joke so much as my philosophy: "Leap, and love will catch you." Becke's my CP and both of us have seen more of this book than we care to, but only today did she notice (and point out to me) that I begin the book with a character mid-leap! I have freaked myself out.

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  17. What a delicious snippet - I don't think I'll be able to look at another garden statue without remembering this post. ;-)

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  18. Julie--thanks! And Layna...they're watching you, too :)

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  19. oooo! I can't wait to read this!
    the cover is gorgeous as well .. makes me think of all the words you used to describe how you might like your website to look; and this image succeeding in accomplishing it.

    grins to you, keri!

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  20. Thanks - anonymous (ROFL, though I have a couple of good guesses as to who you are :) And yes, really happy with the cover.

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  21. a couple of guesses?
    not just one?
    i might be offended...
    :)
    ag

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  22. Very intriguing scene. It looks like it would be a fun read.

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  23. Oh, this does sound like fun! I wanna play! ...but I'm afraid it would take way too much discipline of me to remember. I've been too scattered-brained lately.
    Can hardly wait for the release, my friend!

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  24. Thanks, Hailey!
    And Gabriella, #sixsunday is kind of a "do what you wanna when you wanna" thing.

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  25. Keri, so glad you'll be joining the blog hop next weekend! Look forward to reading your First Gift story!

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  26. Seconding Liz's comment -- if you can do this with six sentences, I can't wait to see what you can do with a whole post!

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  27. Thanks, Liz and Tina. The question about "first gifts" brought back fond memories that I need to write down while I'm still able to remember anything.

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