Sunday, September 16, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Fools and Runts


Happy Sunday! My snippet this week follows last week's (and every other week since the beginning of May), and has been pulled from my YA contemporary romance(ish) manuscript. Dwarfed. Thanks for checking it out.
Don't forget to check out the snippets the other great writers participating in this week's Six Sentence Sunday.

“If the sow lays down long enough, there's a chance your piglet can eat,” Luke says, his voice still shaking with the last dregs mirth.
I can't imagine a worse situation.
            “Your skirt is trashed.”
Trashed is an understatement. Between the dirt and … other stuff, ground into the fabric, the piglets had ripped entire chunks of material apart. Even the poorest of medieval peasants would have been ashamed of it, they would have considered it a Badge of Shame, though I thought it looked better some the clothes I saw the last time I flipped through a fashion magazine.


40 comments:

  1. LOL! SOOO true ;) Great six!!

    Here's a couple of typos I saw (hope this makes your life easier =D)

    with [the] last dregs [of] mirth
    like some [of] the things

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    1. Fashion is well ranked on the list of things that baffle me.

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  3. I think the peasant look can be quite fetching... ;D

    Nicely done, as always!

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  4. Great six, a proper laugh out loud one. I love Grace's inner voice. She has a wonderful sense of self.

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  5. Okay, now you've got me thoroughly liking that girl: fashion magazines make no sense to me either. Gotta feel a bit bad for her, having no skirt, but Luke doesn't seem to mind, and that's what matters :D

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    1. To me, the only thing more confusing then some of the designs is the amount of money people spend on them. The entire industry baffles me. I'm glad you like Grace!

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  6. Ha! Funny, smart remark! Love the description in this six.

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  7. Very nice. I read last week's post to catch up, and like how this is progressing.

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    1. Thanks! It's nice meeting you. I read your snippet and really enjoyed it. I loved the Godfather reference.

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  8. I still feel for her, but the situation is funny and she's handling it so well! Love the tidbit about the fasion mag! lol

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    1. Thanks! I wish I handled embarrassing situations as wells as Grace does. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. LOL Love the last line. Great six! At least Luke's calmed down a bit and helped her.

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  10. Oh I do like her sensibilities! She's so down-to-earth. Another terrific six this week, Jess!

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  11. Grace is awesome, Jess. We know she's very calmly standing there in her lime green panties, lol, thinking very rational thoughts. :-) Nice six!

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    1. Thanks. She believes that there's no point in stressing over things that she can't change. It's a point of pride for her.

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  12. Wonderful take on fashion magazines. But then my wardrobe is shorts and tee-shirts in summer and slacks, tee-shirts and sweats in winter.

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    1. Add some horse spit and carhartts, and you've just described my wardrobe. I've accepted that fashion will never be something I understand.

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  13. What's a girl to do? Can't wait to find out if she puts it on anyway. Nice six, Jess!

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  14. Great six, love her thoughts about her skirt and the fashion magazines!

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  15. I like how down-to-earth (pun intended) she is about her situation. And you still have me worried about that little piglet.

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    1. Thanks, I wanted Grace to have a level head and good sense of humor. Also, I just finished reading GIRL UNDER GLASS, and loved it. It was an amazing read.

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  16. I like how he's honest even if the skirt is messed up, but it's still kinda insulting for a man to trash-talk a woman's piece of clothing. Nice six Jess!

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    1. Hmm, you have a point. I guess since he waited for it to be ruined before commenting, as opposed to saying something insulting the first time he saw the skirt, his comment isn't too insulting. Thanks Frank!

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  17. I love this character so much! Great 6!

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  18. Oh, no the poor skirt! I'm enjoying your sixes with this story. :)
    I think 'than' and 'of' might be needed in this sentence.

    ...though I thought it looked better(than)some (of) the clothes I saw the last time I flipped through a fashion magazine.

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  19. I feel so sorry or her!! Curious to know what he will do next. My interest is piqued

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