Sunday, May 22, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 5/22/11

It's time again for Six Sentence Sunday. (click to visit the hosting blog)  Every week, when I register, I'm amazed at how many new links have been added.  This is the most wonderful way to view a sample of an author's work and I thank those of you who come back each week to read more from First Degree Innocence.

If you recall, my heroine, Carrie Lang, has been arrested for a crime she didn't commit and sentenced to ten long years in prison.  Her mother dead, her father's whereabouts unknown, she faces the horror on her own.  Young and naive, she quickly learns about trust and cynicism. 

Here's this week's six:

Carrie slunk from the holding cell and stopped where instructed. Another female guard shoved a scratchy woolen blanket and two badly worn sheets at her, followed by an oft-used towel that had long ago lost its whiteness, an equally aged washcloth and a packet of toiletries. On top of that she plopped a second change of clothing, two pair of socks, panties and a black
mesh laundry bag.

Carrie fought to balance the lot and glanced apprehensively at Ogden, waiting for further direction—daring not to move.

“Follow me,” the woman snapped. “I have a special bed reserved just for you.”

First Degree Innocence was contracted and published as an ebook by Books We Love Publishing Partners.  It's also available in print via Createspace.  Hope you'll continue to visit as I share more of Carrie Lang's helplessness.

24 comments:

writeintention said...

Very visual descriptions. I'm hoping that there will triumph and independence soon to come. Great six.

Jenna Jaxon said...

You are absolutely, this is a vivid description of helplessness. Very disturbing considering how many people, innocent and guilty, undergo this ordeal every day. Great six!

Gem Sivad said...

I don't like the sound of that "special bed" comment.

Great six...scary.

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Interesting six!

Sandra Sookoo said...

hmm, that doesn't bode well...

BG Lashbrooks said...

Ok, I want to know how she's going to get out of there! Great six!
AND I love your character's name! (My character is also a Carrie!)

Cherie Marks said...

She's not in Kansas anymore. Great SSS.

Arlene said...

Great show of a terrible situation. Love how ominious the end line, special bed reserved for you, is. Shiver.

Cate Masters said...

Yikes, ominous words. Makes me cringe for her!

Susanna Fraser said...

Powerful six.

Viviane Brentanos said...

Special bed - ominous, I would say

Marie Dees said...

Oh, very interesting scene. Leaves me wanting more!

Roseanne Dowell said...

I read this book and highly recommend it. Ginger is a talented writer and I think this is her best book yet.

Kary said...

Love the imagery. Very uncomfortable in an out of your control kind of way.

Cassandra Carr said...

Oh wow. I can feel her terror and the weight of the world on her. Nice six!

Felicia said...

Suspenseful. Makes you wonder where we go from here.

Jessica K said...

This looks like such a well done book. The experience is so vivid, it's almost dreadful just to read. (So, great job!)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Scary! The poor girl.

Jessica Subject said...

That last line makes it seem as if something bad it about to happen. Great six!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Really good description -- I can SEE the scene. Great six.
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Meg said...

OH MAN! Total sympathy for your poor heroine here.

Verna Clay said...

I am really feeling bad for this girl.

J.A. Beard said...

Frightening

Lindsay said...

This is such an intense story.

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