|Cover by Dawne Dominique|
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Ginger's Six Sentence Sunday Offering
It's not an April Fool's joke. Hattie's Heroes is finished and has been submitted. There's just one little catch...what started as an historical western with only one hero has turned into a time-travel with two heroes, hence the change in the title and the cover. My friend, Ro, did the final reading for me, and she gave it a big thumbs up, but then we both think alike when it comes to leaving out a lot of boring stuff that for us makes the story drag. I'm a firm believer in getting to the point and moving on. I hope you approve of my final six from Hattie's Heroes. Next week, I'll be switching gears a bit.
Set Up: After passing signs of Indians earlier in the day, Billy is standing guard over Hattie as she washes clothes. Hearing a noise in the tall grass along the river, he disappears from sight, and all she hears is "Swim for safety, Hat--":
Hattie’s heart pounded and she eyed the rapid current. Terror cloaked her, but she dove into the river, surfacing with a gasp for air. Billy wouldn’t have urged her to save herself for no reason. Churning water whisked her away like a dandelion fluff in the wind. She tried calling for help, but water filled her mouth, gagging her and drowning out her words. She craned her neck to keep her head above the white caps, flailing her arms and shivering from fear.
Now that you've finished with my six, how about returning to Six Sentence Sunday and following some of the other links? There's some great stuff out there.