Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #10

This is my tenth Six Sentence Sunday. The text is from my WIP, Secrets and Lies. This book is a mystery/family saga. I plan to have it finished by January, 2012. My book is about a woman searching for answers to a family tragedy, and she finds herself in danger the deeper she looks. What she uncovers threatens to tear apart her family and possibly cost her her life. In this scene, my protagonist Kate Stanwood is breaking into the home of a woman who has been threatening her uncle. Kate hopes to discover why as she searches through the woman's house while she is gone. But... she comes home early to Kate's surprise, leaving her trapped in the attic.
Any eight-year old with a screwdriver could get through that door. The lock was nothing more than one of those twist-the-little-knob numbers. All she needed to do was to insert a stiff, flat object between the edge of the door and the jamb like a shoehorn, shove aside the bolts, and pry open the door. She reached into her pocket, pulled out her wallet, and grabbed a credit card. She hadn't purchased anything with it in such a long time that she hadn't noticed that it had expired two years ago.
Does this door accept Visa? 
Keep an eye on my Facebook page, my blog, and my Yahoo group for updates on this book. It's quite a twisted little tale and it will be an incredible read. Just when you think you have figured it out... you're wrong! Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday!


26 comments:

  1. I like the comedy between it. Good six.

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  2. Love the tension then the chuckle inserted to break that tension a little. Superb, Elizabeth. Great six!

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  3. Love the moment... and the humor Lizzie- great 6-
    Dawne P

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  4. Could really relate to the description of getting through the door, especially, "Any eight year old".

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  5. LB - this is the first of your six sentence Sundays I've read, and it's fab! Love the humor, tension, and the ease with which I could relate to the character. Great six! :D

    Chris Stachura

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  6. Thanks, everyone! You think it's tense now? Wait until you see her trapped in that claustrophobic, musty attic when Grace Hegstrom comes home too early. More tension and humor to act as a pressure release. :)

    Make sure you check my SSS #9 from last week. That one is even better than this one and it sets the mood for the whole book.

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  7. Excellant... It brought a smile to my face. Nice job.

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  8. Sounds like a great story :) I love surprise endings!

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  9. Love the last line!! Great SSS!!

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  10. Excellent six! Loved the comedy at the end. Bonni Sansom

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  11. Love the last line! How nice to see a mix of humor and suspense. Great six!

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  12. Wonderful Six, Elizabeth! Well written with humor. Intriguing story too.

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  13. sounds like an amazing Story. can't wait to read it.
    Liz

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  14. Hi Liz, I really like your SS and the closer was perfect, nice touch of humor. Great!!@

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  15. Oh, so clever! I love the combination of tension and humor. Nicely done.

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  16. Love it...what is she up to?

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  17. LOL, love the humour there, well done. Great six!

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