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Sunday, 9 January 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #8

Hello and welcome. For this week's Six, I'm posting a newly-written snippet from Book Four, Seekers of the Nine. Two of the main characters are meeting for the first time, and one of them is finding it hard to meet an 'alien' face-to-face.



I am Elladora, she murmured, and the cluster of tentacles that he had taken to be dreadlocks running from the dome of her skull to the tops of her shoulders coiled up into tight knots, Will you eat with me?

Two of her tentacles eased their restless twitching and delicately extended themselves to the plate of food. With eerie grace the ends entwined themselves around morsels, lifting them in turn to her mouth. As she chewed, her strange eyes met Edric’s, who had been unable to tear his gaze away.

Is something wrong?’ she asked, as a third tentacle hovered before her face with its portion of food.

Er, no.’ Edric managed, hastily shovelling his own spoonful into his mouth.


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24 comments:

  1. Awesome description! I can very much picture this scene. :)

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  2. Great snippet!! :-) Very funny ;-)

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  3. Wow, that gave me a perfect picture of the scene. Very creative!

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  4. OMG! I loved this. Great descriptions! Right. Up. My . street!

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  5. Quite imaginative, I can easily visualize dreadlocks-tentacles and sharing a meal with an alien thanks to your lines.

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  6. I imagine Edric won't be eating anytime soon if he keeps his staring up lol

    Great snippet!

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  7. Sounds like a male on a mission- love the humor too

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  8. I loved this post. I have the scene completely in my mind from your description. Good job.

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  9. LOL. It would be hard not to stare, I think.

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  10. Hi Pippa Jay. Love your alien encounter snippet. The idea of an alien with dreadlock head tentacles that work like independent elephant trunks is so cool! Love this scene, and how you "show" Edric's reaction. Very imaginative!

    By the way, I love your blog design. The title banner and colors are striking.

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  11. Wonderful! (love the pic with the post, too!) Can't help wondering what else those talented tentacles do...

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  12. This is one I want to hear from the beginning. This snippet has hooked me.

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  13. That's a creepy way to chow down. LOL

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  14. Sounds like a very interesting world. I'd love to read more!

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  15. I love the character, Elladora. Hope you show us more in coming weeks.

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  16. Very cool snippet. I love how taken aback the hero is.

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  17. Thanks all for your comments! I'll try to bring you more of Elladora in the future but I have to confess - she is very new and this is her only piece so far. I think she's about to become a more important character now though. :)

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