Saturday, January 14, 2012

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY: An Eternity of Roses, Snippet #13

Hello world,

Yesterday I was so excited because I was hit with inspiration and started penning the opening pages of a short story. The excitement is still with me because once the roosters woke me up this morning (yes, I live in a town, but it's surrounded by farm fields), I just couldn't go back to sleep. All I could think of was the resolution of my story. When it came to me, I flew out of bed at 5am and started jotting down points in the Word file.

There's nothing like the feeling of a story coming together in your head, don't you think? And now, I deserve to take a break and join the Six Sentence Sunday party. :D

I didn't have much time to visit blogs last week, and I apologize. I will do my best to make up for it this week. When I'm writing, I just get carried away and forget everything else. But I do love my SSS dose every Sunday, and I look forward to it.

To all the readers, please check out all the SSS talent here. Lots of cool stuff to read!


So, where were we?

You can read last Sunday's post here. Emmaline and Adrian are getting close by the River Ver in Hertfordshire in 1807 England...

The shadows of regret, anger and guilt played on his face but quickly they ebbed, and the crease between his brows vanished, as though he’d finally decided to lift that weight from him.

He drew deeply into his lungs as his thumb drew lazy circles around the back of her hand. “Here speaks the voice of common sense and reason. You see why I can never let you go.”

That was her Adrian—never one to agonize too long over things, even when he had good reason to. Relieved, she let loose a brilliant smile and returned her gaze to the quiet scene before them.

Hope you enjoyed this one! Here's wishing you a fabulous Sunday...

Until next time, live well and love deeply!

~ Angela ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just Love.

"Mile High to Heaven" and "Mr. & Mrs. Foster" available at Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

26 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the voice of your piece. This is the first Sunday I've visited your site...I'm going to backtrack and read what was posted before this excerpt!

Nicely done,
Michelle
www.Michelle-Pickett.com

Author of Concilium, available July 2012
Concilium: The Departure, November 2012
PODs, available June 2013

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much, Michelle! I'm off to read yours... xoxo

Cate Masters said...

Love the undercurrent of serenity, and the sense she can bring out the best in him. Nice work!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much, Cate! x

Krystal Wade said...

Very sweet. I love the "quietness" of this snippet. Just seems so calm!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thanks Krystal! I wanted to convey the sense of peace here. x

sue said...

nice visuals

angelaquarles.com said...

Nice understated scene!

K.E. Saxon said...

Ohhh, really nice scene, there. Lovely language. Great six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Sue!

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you, Angela! x

Angela Guillaume said...

Appreciate the comment, K.E. Saxon! x

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed your post -- a sweet scene with lots of emotion from both characters. Their facial expressions say a lot.

diannehartsock said...

I love Adrian! But will he be strong enough? Seems like something must be coming to break their peace. Hope it doesn't break him.

Jessica Subject said...

A very calming six. I can feel all of the tension ebb away. Well done! :)

sarahballance said...

Such serenity here. What a lovely six! (I just glanced and saw I'm not the first to use the word "serenity" - I didn't copy, I promise! LOL.)

Angela Guillaume said...

Thank you so much, Sandy. It was anemotional scene to write!

Angela Guillaume said...

Dianne, there will be lots of obstacles to overcome. x

Angela Guillaume said...

Sarah, yes, that was the intention. To have this as a serene moment. I'm glad everyone agrees! xoxo

Angela Guillaume said...

Your comment is so appreciated, Jessica! xoxoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Beautiful & poignant, as always, sis! Love this story! xoxo

J.C. Martin said...

Touching, evocative scene! Love the description of how he lets go of his pain.

Took me a while to find you--the blog address you left on my blog didn't work! But glad I searched you out!

Natalie G. Owens said...

Zee, thank you!

Natalie G. Owens said...

JC - thank you for finding me! I actually realized I hadn't changed my link in Blogger, so I went in this morning and did that. Hopefully, all links are functional now! xoxo

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Her Adrien—love that! Great six! Thanks for sharing!

Natalie G. Owens said...

Thank you, Jennifer! xoxo