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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday Excerpt

Welcome!  I heard about the Six Sentence Sunday writing exercise--brainchild of Sara Brookes--via an article posted by Jessica Subject on the SFR Brigade. It sounds like such a fun and positive experience!

After scanning my work for a first excerpt to post, I decided to start at the beginning (harsh language and all) of my current WIP, The Outer Planets. Thanks for stopping by. :)
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“Hello, bitch,” Lissa Bruce whispered.

Outside the portal, a leviathan floated in all her gloating glory. Running lights on full, insignias glowing, silver carbon skin stretched tight over her multi-deck carcass. Damned ship had been nothing but heartache. The research vessel too tough to die.

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20 comments:

  1. Laurie,

    Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday! Your excerpt has definitely peaked my interest. Great description with an aura of mystery. I hope you will post more from this WIP.

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  2. Sweet. Glad you hopped in, Laurie.
    You know what I think about your opening lines to OP. Awesome!!!

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  3. Now that is a great beginning! I hope to see more!

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  4. Cool! Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!

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  5. Welcome to SSS! Love the snippet :-)

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  6. Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday! Love your six!

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  7. It is a great opening, Laurie!!! A definite hook.

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  8. Love! It! Wonderful six sentences - so evocative and intriguing!

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  9. Thank you to everyone who has commented so far. This is such a cool idea and fun experience!

    I'm really enjoying reading all the excerpts and the rich variety of voices, characters and situations that are artfully showcased in just six sentences.

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  10. Ooo, Laurie, this is what I love in my SF - the immediacy of setting and conflict. Throw me in there in medias res! Nicely done ;)

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  11. Welcome to Six sentence sunday. I loved your post and hope you'll stop by again!

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  12. Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday, Laurie. Had a feeling Jessica Subject's post would attract new, er, blood!

    Very descriptive. Great snippet.

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  13. Thanks, everyone, for the welcomes and the comments. :)

    Taryn, yes, I see several Brigaders jumped onboard. I'm so glad Jessica posted about SSS.

    I hope to be back next week to read more Six Sentence posts.

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  14. You had me, hooked! Love it!

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  15. Thank you, Kathleen. (Oh, I love hearing that!) And thanks for stopping by!

    Barring anything unforeseen (meteor impact or the non-existant creek rising), I'll be back next Sunday. Oh, and I see many of the SSSers posted an image to go with their snippet. I'll try to do that, too.

    Thanks for the great welcome and painless initiation, all.

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  16. Hi Laurie!
    Congrats on your first six and thanks for the comment and compliment on my blog. Loving the scifi theme on yours. Can't wait to see your next six.
    Pippa Jay

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  17. Great start Laurie! Look forward to the nest SSS instalment

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