Sunday, September 18, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Strings Attached


Today's Six Sentence Sunday snippet comes from Strings Attached, my contemporary romance set in Canada's north.
The wild dog was small and scared, and he might run if she told him to get. But she knew that the blood on his snout and the hunger she saw in his eyes made him dangerous and unpredictable. In response to her voice, he looked uncertain and bared his teeth with a warning growl. Please, Josie prayed to the air and trees, please let Connie come along soon and scare him off. The coyote took a step forward and Josie took a step back, still foolishly holding the meat, the blood staining her hands and the cuff of her sleeve now.

Her last thought before the animal leaped at her was that at least she wouldn’t have to call Animal Control on Grover.
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24 comments:

Taryn Kincaid said...

Great suspense. Her conflicting thoughts are well done.

Anne Holly said...

Thank you! I am happy you read and I really appreciate the comment!

The set up is that she's a rancher who has a habit of bringing in strays. Chickens start disappearing, and she is upset that it's likely the stray dog that's been hanging around, who she's named Grover, and she figures she'll have to take him taken away. Turns out, it's not him.

A little bit of my farm upbringing showing through here!

Alix said...

Sensational six, I loved the suspense.

Xakara said...

Lovely tension and suspense! :)

~Xakara
A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6SS

Amy said...

Wow... tense six. I hope next week we'll find out if she's okay!

Amy Durham

Anne Holly said...

Thanks for the comments!

We'll see what comes up next week...

Christine Warner said...

Loved the emotional tension and suspense! Nice SIX :)

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Cliffhanger! Lots of suspense and very well written. Great six.

Ranae Rose said...

Uh-oh - cornered by a coyote! Hope you continue with it next week so I can see if she's OK! :)

Anne Holly said...

Thanks, folks! I sure do appreciate the comments.

And, it seems like I will have to continue this next week! I like the resolution to this sequence, actually.

So, perhaps more next week...

Dee Carney said...

Very well written! Intense!

Anne Holly said...

Just pre-scheduled the six for next week...

Cassandra Carr said...

Oh wow. It makes you wonder why she's holding the meat and won't let it go.

Anne Holly said...

Yes, indeed, Cassandra - She freezes up, and curses herself roundly for such a rookie error!

Rawiya said...

Nice 6

Guilie said...

Thanks for sharing this, Anne, and thanks for the visit to Quiet Laughter. Your snippet is excellent -- now I need to read more :)

Anne Holly said...

Thanks, all. I am thrilled to be getting comments!

I will certainly be making 6 Sunday a regular event. :)

Jennifer Johnson said...

This doesn't look like it's going to turn out well for Josie.

Jessica Subject said...

Very tense!Curious to know what happens next.

Karysa Faire said...

Wow; great tension. I was a bit confused-was it a wild dog or a coyote? I want to know what happens.

Anne Holly said...

Hi Karysa - It was a coyote. Just there's only so many times you can use that same word repeatedly within a few lines.

Thanks for the comments, all!

Ana Hart said...

Very intense scene! I love it!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Oh, great six! Makes me want to know more.

Anne Holly said...

Thanks!

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