Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ginger's Six Sentence Sunday

Do the weeks get faster and faster, or is it just my imagination?  Anyhow, welcome to Dishin' It Out and my Six Sentence Sunday.  Continuing with Chugiak Moon, my current WIP about the Tanaina, A North American Indian Clan within the northern Athabaskan group.  This is a big step out of my comfort zone, writing about a tribe other than the Lakota Sioux with whom I have a deep affection.  This book promises to be slow-going as I know virtually nothing about the Tanaina, so we'll be learning together as I research.  :)

Set up for this week's six:

My heroine, Nasnana is working with her clan and that of others who have gathered for the yearly Caribou migration.  Her recent contact with a member of a different group has stirred an interest she hasn't experienced with anyone of her own clan.  The image of the handsome face and virile body has caused a sleepless night, and she's thinking back on when she first saw him.  Here's today's six:



Returning to her chore, she bent and started pulling brush into her arms.  Despite her long sleeves, sticks and thistles prickled through to her skin, causing her to readjust her load. She recalled a song the tribe often sang around the campfire and  started to hum. 

 Someone tapped her shoulder.  “Drink?”

She straightened and swallowed hard. 

Now that you've hopefully enjoyed my six (and left a comment), please head back to Six Sentence Sunday and follow some of the other links.  There's a ton to choose from.  I'm pretty sure only superman could visit each and everyone of them.  :)

18 comments:

Jess Schira said...

I really like your descriptive voice and am curious about the upcoming interaction between the this pair. Nice 6!

Gem Sivad said...

Interesting set up. I think she's about to get a better understanding of the the man she's attracted to. Nice.

Karyn Good said...

Intriguing setting! Can't wait to find out more. Great six.

angelaquarles.com said...

Can't wait to see more of their interaction. right off the bat he gets hero points for bringing her a drink :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Okay, who tapped her on the shoulder. I'm curious. :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

I think thistles are invasive up here, not native. Try raspberry bushes, or wild roses--both are forms of prickly brush. (Very prickly, and wild rose thorns are as bad as opuntia.)

patonlorraine said...

Oh! It's him, isn't it? I hope so! :)

diannehartsock said...

Oh, I bet that's him! Wonder if the two tribes are friendly with eachother or will there be tension between them later on. Very interesting story you're writing here!

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks, Jess. If I've learned anything at all in this process, it's to try and put the reader in the moment and let them see the scene through the character's eyes.

Ginger Simpson said...

I think so. I met him in the six for next week, so there's a name to go with this face. :)

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks for visiting, Karyn. I can't wait to find out more, too.

Ginger Simpson said...

Yep...first drafts have lots of little nit-picky things that need to be honed. Thanks for pointing this out, although I think I'll probably stick with the dried brush being prickly. :) It's hard enough to research everything else, so I'm going to assume most people won't even know what opuntia is. I don't. *lol*

Ginger Simpson said...

Yeah...how did he know she was thirsty? *lol* Thanks for stopping by, Angela.

Ginger Simpson said...

It's him! I met him, and he seems pretty nice. :) Of course, I'm not as into him as Nasnana seems to be. *lol*

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks, Dianne. I'm glad you find it interesting. Sometimes research and set up of an historical can be boring, but I'm sure trying to prevent that.

gemma parkes said...

Well described, l was right there watching her!

Cate Masters said...

Great description of back-breaking work. It made me tired, lol

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Opuntia's better known as prickly pear and it's not up here. (thank goodness.) Prickly's fine.

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