Sunday, May 20, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday:Runts and Fools Part 2

It's Sunday again which means another Six Sentence Sunday!
I'm still working with my YA manuscript, DWARFED. This week's six picks up right where last week's left off. If you missed last week's six you can find it here.

A saucer shaped nose, as big around as my hand, inserts itself between two of the bars, bumping against them in an attempt to widen the narrow gap.
             “More pigs,” I ask as disappointment shoots through me. Based on Luke's expression prior to opening the door, I'd expected the room to be full of, something magical and exotic, not more pigs, though if the room's any indication the owner of the nose might not be like the other pigs. Not only was this room considerably hotter, I could only see the single hog, which was contained in a small crate instead of wandering around loose with a herd of other pigs. “Is this where you quarantine the sick pigs?”
             Luke's eyes shine like a kid who's just been given an enormous bag of Christmas candy, "not exactly."
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33 comments:

  1. Wow, so is this the boss hog or something really exotic? Nicely teasing.

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  2. But pigs are so cute! Lol! Great six.

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  3. So this hog might just be something magical and exotic then?

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    1. If I've written things correctly, it should magical(ish). Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I feel especially close to this story since I actually have pigs. That said, they're starting to freak me out a little, LOL. I can't wait to find out what's going on here!

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    1. During my 4-H and FFA days I raised hogs. I loved them even though we really didn't have the best facilities for them. My dad was never very fond of them, I think it freaked him out that they could lift up gates he was standing on. Someday I'm hoping to be a position I can have them again.

      I'm glad you're enjoying my samples.

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  5. Ooh, now this is intriguing. Why IS that hog separated from the rest? Fun six, Jess. :)

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  6. Hmmm... intriguing six! I love that he's excited about sharing this with her. :)

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    1. Before the end of this scene, he'll be having some second thoughts about his choice.

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  7. Oh what a fun six....very neat :D

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  8. This is really fun and different. And what on earth is going on with that pig? It makes me wonder. Great six!

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  9. Oooohh "not exactly." ...what is special about this pig? :-)

    Jess, I just love that you set this story in the middle of hog farming! :-)

    I'll be back next week. :-)

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  10. I love pigs. Wonder what's special about this particular one. I was in 4-H too. Seems like a long time ago.

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    1. It's one of the things I most miss from my childhood.

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  11. I like his "not exactly" at the end - great way to leave us hanging!

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  12. Pigs are so cute! Looking forward to finding out why this particular pig is in a crate.

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  13. Oh!! I love how you set this six up. I so wannnna know what's up with this special pig. Next week? -eager eyes- LOL

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    1. Yep, this is a really long scene that should get me through several weeks. I decided to use it because there's a section coming up that I love and wanted to post, but I need the rest of the scene to set it up properly. I'm glad you liked it.

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  14. I need to read more! Have to know why the pig is in the crate and if they'll let him out... he needs room to explore!

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  15. Oooh, I wonder what this 'not exactly' means! :)

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  16. I definitely like the description and feel of this, and the mystery of it. There's more than pigs and hogs going on, isn't there!? LOL
    ~Ryan Derham

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