Six Sentence Sunday

It’s time for Six Sentence Sunday, the fun group where participants post six sentences of something – a WIP, a published work, a contracted work, you name it.

This week’s six sentences come from my WIP Ties of blood. They’re about as rough as you can get.

(working cover)

A coyote called loudly in the distance, and the hair on the back of her neck stood up in response. She licked her lips, and tried to quiet her pounding heart. It was so loud that she couldn’t hear anything over it. Fighting for calm, she drew a tight, strangled breath and then something very near her moved.

A hand grabbed her shoulder and a scream tore from her lips. She tried to fight off her attacker, but strong hands held her arms to her sides and pinned her to the tree. The bark was rough, even through her coat, and their blood scented breath was warm in her face.


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  1. I’d be so sacred, I’m not sure if I’d be able to scream. Nice six!

    • I know what you mean, Jessica. 🙂 My mother is a silent screamer. Wide eyes, open mouth, but not a peep comes out. Scaring the crap out her is a blast.

  2. EKKK! Nail biting scene…omg classic example of why six just isn’t enough sometimes LOL

  3. Sarah Grimm

     /  February 13, 2011

    Holy cats! I’d have swallowed my tongue. Great six, Joleene! Looking forward to reading more.

  4. Who’s on the cover of this one?

  5. Scary! I love it!

  6. wonderful six. My kind of read!

  7. Oh that’s creepy…the blood scented breath!

  8. Great scene! Great drama!

  9. Oooh, scary. Definitely makes me what to find out what happens next.

  10. Great description! Powerful.

  11. I loved it! I want to

  12. Either it’s a friend disguising himself, or a foe about to drag her off for killing.

  13. Good writing. You painted the night scene to set it up.

  14. laurijowen

     /  February 13, 2011

    Nice set up!

  15. Nice descriptive snippet!

  16. Eek! Nice and scary!

  17. Ykes! That’s a tough 6! °___°

  18. Bonnie

     /  March 7, 2011

    I’d be in trouble! I can’t scream, lol. Great sentences!

  19. I don’t think I want to answer when that cayote calls.

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