Sunday, June 10, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday #25




Hi all you wonderful Sixers! Thanks for stopping by, and many, many thanks to those who take the time to leave a comment! You guys are fabulous!

Still sharing some snippets from one of my WIPs, tentatively titled A Heart Is A Home.
 


 For those new to this particular story, it's one I started a while back, but haven't really worked on in ages. It's not even completely formulated in my head, but it is the story of Adam Taylor (Jason's friend and lawyer from Love Is The Drug), a free-spirited sort who meets and falls for a thoroughly efficient and just a bit stodgy realtor whom he's hired to sell the home he grew up in after the death of his grandfather.

I'm picking up directly after the last sentence from last week, and it finishes the paragraph as well as the thought thread that the hero, Adam, is having about 510 Magnolia Avenue.

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How many times had he said it, written it, in his life? Too many to count, he figured.
There was a time, in his younger years, when he couldn’t wait to leave the place. Fly away to new adventures in larger towns, in more exciting locales. His father told him on the day he left for college, “Son, just remember, no matter where you go or how long you are away, this is still home.”
That was the last time he’d ever seen his father alive.


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20 comments:

  1. Ugh... sounds so good, I need to finish Love is the Drug!!! You're killing me here girl! :)

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I hope posting it here will spark a mad desire for me to complete the doggone thing!!

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  2. This feels like it's going to evolve into a really intense story, with a scarred hero.

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  3. I really like this. Great emotion and depth. And, so true about home.

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  4. This snippet sparked a tear. So emotional. So much history and past in this story.

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  5. Whoa! This is intense stuff. And he's the free-spirited one? Let's hope the stodgy realtor can help him out. Great six.

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  6. A very poignant six, KE. It's amazing how physical places can have such an effect on one's life. This sounds like a great story.

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  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment! I've been having a blast reading yours!! =D

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  8. Really enjoying the flow of this series of excerpts. I like him, want to know more - terrific six!

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  9. hehe yeah if he's the free spriited one. the last line may be a clue as to how he seems to be the free spirited one. Last line terrific hook.

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  10. He sounds a little haunted, not by what he's done, but by what he *hasn't* done. Maybe he'll keep the house? You have me wondering, K.E.

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    1. Yep, that's part of his character arc (as I vaguely envisioned it two years ago), I just haven't really developed the plot yet.

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  11. Poignant six. Wonder what he's going to do with the house?

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    1. I don't know, Paula, other than "I" want him to keep it! All I know at this stage is that he's already feeling a sense of loss, but he's not cognitively allowing himself to acknowledge that that's what it is.

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  12. Sounds like he doesn't really want to sell this house. No matter where you go or for how long, home is home. I can't wait to see if he can part with it. Great six!

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  13. Wow, whole lot of depth and emotion here. I wonder what he'll decide?

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  14. I loved it. It sounds like Adam hasn't gotten over the death of his father and associates the house with his dad's unconditional love. Maybe Adam's new squeeze will fill some of that void. I think Adam will channel to you the remaining details of the plot very soon.

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  15. Oh - great excerpt! It sets up so much! :)

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