Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ginger's Six Sentence Sunday



Welcome to my little part of Six Sentence Sunday.  When you've finished my offering, please head back to the SSS website and follow more of the links.

Here's my six for the week.  Enjoy:


The ebony eyes locked on her, paired with the muscular arm holding out the water bladder she’d earlier sought, froze a breath deep in her chest.  Despite a lack of sunlight in the woodsy thicket, his hair glistened from a recent greasing, and the beaded dentalium necklace peeking from inside his hoodless parka looked quite impressive, although out of place. The highly valued beads provided proof of his standing within his band. Normally received in trade, his neckwear indicated someone who possessed goods to exchange—a person of means.

Thanks for stopping by.  This is the first draft of my WIP, Chugiak Moon, so if you see something I need to consider, comments are welcome.  :)

I'd also like to mention that today, May 6th, is a "free" day on Amazon's KDP program for Ellie's Legacy, an historical romance set in Tennessee.  There's a touch of humor for those who like feisty heroines.  :)  Hey, you can't argue with the price.  "Likes" are appreciated.

18 comments:

gemma parkes said...

Beautifully descriptive!

Karyn Good said...

Wonderful description! I'm very intrigued by the heroine's circumstances and the setting.

patonlorraine said...

Great six. I'm glad that we get to find out a bit more about him!

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Ebony eyes? Are the pupils expanded, or are you using ebony for very dark brown? And I love the detail about the dentalis shells.

Babette James said...

Very descriptive six. Nice job :)

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks, Gemma. I try to put the reader in the scene.

Ginger Simpson said...

Intrigued is good. I'll try to keep you that way. :)

Ginger Simpson said...

Lorraine,
More to come next week. I'm excited to find out more about him too. Being a pantser has it's advantages. :)

Ginger Simpson said...

To be honest, I've never heard ebony used any way other than to express deep color. The ebony night, her ebony dress, his ebony skin...If I wanted to describe the manner in which he gazed at her, I would have used a descriptive term that better fit and was easily understood, i.e., wide. Why would you think his pupils would be expanded simply by his tapping her shoulder and asking her if she'd like a drink?

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks, Babette. I try very hard to SHOW my stories rather than tell.

I'm off to SSS to read my share of the offerings. Glad you stopped by.

Veronica Scott said...

I feel that I can see him pretty well from your description, intriguing, wonder how he earned the beads...just all kinds of good questions are raised. Terrific six!

Cate Masters said...

Oo, he's dressing to impress her. Love it.
Off to grab and like!

diannehartsock said...

Think he's making his move! Cute and a man of means. Hope she knows a good thing when she sees it. :)

Paula Martin said...

Wow, great description of him! I like the significance of his necklace too.

angelaquarles.com said...

Great worldbuilding here!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Isn't it fun to create new worlds? Great sample.

Silver James said...

Looks like you are off to a promising start, Ginger! Can't wait to read more.

Gem Sivad said...

This snippet has me engaged and wanting more. Your heroine seems to be wary but admiring. Very interesting.

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