Sunday, January 22, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday


For my first ever foray into Six Sentence Sunday - I hereby present you with the opening six sentences of my work-in-progress, Castle 8, which I previewed for everyone the other day:


Six years after the second end of the world, Finn Swackhammer’s alarm went off at dark-thirty and woke him out of a sound sleep. 
The actual time did not matter. In the Underground, time no longer meant anything. Ever since the world first ended nine hundred years earlier, the people had lived in constant darkness, and “dark-thirty” was just a way to say the alarm had gone off at its appointed interval. Finn’s alarm reminded him it was time to ride the rails, and the cannibals were waiting for him. 

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    1. Oooo thanks, HH! So glad you approve! :D

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  2. The touch that puts changes this from "Interesting set up" to "out of the park" is the last phrase "...and the cannibals were waiting for him". Ok, -now- you've got my attention. Tons of things implied about the world and potential action for the hero.

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    1. Sweeet. That means a lot. I hope the rest of the book will live up to its beginning....I'm rather attached to it. :)

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  3. Cannibals are cool, sure... but I'm totally wanting to know how the world ended... Twice! Great 6! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cara! I'm not sure how I even hit on the idea...it just fell out of my brain.

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