Six Sentence Sunday August 7


Yea! It’s Sunday and time for Six Sentence Sunday

Every week participants post six sentences from something they are writing – or have written. It’s a lot of fun and really a great way to meet new writers! And I’ve met some terrific people. Thank you !

Be sure to check out the other great participants and thanks so much for stopping by!

Carrying on with my set of stories which start in the 50s. Six teens, seemingly very different, meet weekly and keep in touch with each other their entire lives. They must have something in common.

Each character starts with a line or two of a glimpse into their home life as they  leave to meet with friends.

You’ve already met Joey and Gene. Now meet Laura – why did my muse come up with six characters??  Though I must say, creating a character study in six sentences is a challenge.

 

Where do you think you’re going, Missy?”

Oh Mom, she thought, can’t you at least be glad for me that I have friends?

The mirror reflected a young girl wearing a bright pink cotton skirt, coming to the top of her knees and a purple blouse tied at the waist; with an overflow of skin prominently displayed in her mid-section.

She shot the mirror a false smile. 

“Laura, whatcha  doing in the post office?”

Just my luck to run into someone I know.

“Oh hmmm….just picking up my …ehh.. uhhhh… umm… picking up something for my mother.”

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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43 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday August 7

  1. I like this idea. Here is 6 sentences from what I’m working on…

    The stand-up fan in the corner was turned on low, so as not to blow the dusting powder all over, but the slow moving blades refused to cool off the humid air in the dressing room. Ethel Merman sighed. She hated heat; it did a job on her stage makeup because of her tendency lately to sweat like a sow. The dense heat plus having to listen to the sobs from the other dressing table was giving her indigestion. Her stomach growled its annoyance.
    “Honey, you have to stop crying. Look at your face! We’ll be on stage in ten. Pull yourself together.”

    from Donna

  2. bluerose says:

    LOL, an overflow of skin – I love it! Another rebelious one, and caught in the act of doing something wrong. Looking forward to learning more 😉

  3. Gem Sivad says:

    Yep, she’s busted. Great description and interesting character in this six!

  4. lizculver says:

    This is mysterious – what is she doing in the post office? More please!

  5. Marie Dees says:

    Interesting six here. Yep, it’s tricky to catch the essence of a character in six sentences. Good work.

  6. gayleramage says:

    Intriguing snippet. Like the description of her in the mirror.

  7. jennajaxon says:

    Great description–I can see her in that mirror, with the overflow of skin. And I could so hear her mom’s tone! Love this story, Sue.

  8. What is she doing at the post office dressed like that? I think she’s meeting someone. She needs to be careful of the gossip in those small towns!

  9. I wonder what she is doing there!?!

  10. Wonder what sort of trouble she’s headed for now? Nice 6!

  11. Great six! Now I’m curious to know why she’s there and how that relates to her worry about seeing someone she knows. 🙂

  12. Lindsay says:

    Intriguing six you’ve got Sue. Love to find out what she’s really going to be doing

  13. Lauri J Owen says:

    Fascinating! What is she doing at the post office, of all places? Great six!

  14. You’ve caught the age very well. My daughter can’t walk by a mirror without her eyeballs practically glued to it! LOL. Nice Six!

  15. Bree Younger says:

    Great characterization!

  16. Vivien Dean says:

    Good use of description. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Lynne Murray says:

    Conflict everywhere she goes, intriguing six!

  18. Alix says:

    Fantastic six! I’m left needing to know more too. Thank you!

  19. Paula Martin says:

    Intriguing – now I want to know why she’s trying to make an excuse for being in the Post Office.

  20. hmmmmmmmmm… now I wonder what she’s picking up 😉

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