Six Sentence Sunday March 18

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 !

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The next scene comes after this. We’re still at dinner in the boarding house.

Cover by Joleene Naylor


Mr. Smyth leaned forward, “Where are you from Mr. Thomas?”

“From away” was the reply.

Then Mr. Henderson inquired, “And what business are you in Sir, if I may ask?”

The new-comer looked the man in the eyes and in a soft tone with raised eyebrows answered “Import export is my business, Sir.”

The other two gentlemen, upon hearing this, immediately lost interest.

Kathryn, who found amusement in studying people, thought Mr. Thomas’s demeanor a bit queer; but then she had just been introduced to the man, so she gave him the benefit of the doubt.

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49 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday March 18

  1. Import-Export is always a good excuse 😀

  2. Jessica Subject says:

    A beautiful cover! I always love studying people, too. 🙂

  3. Heather Boyd says:

    His response has got me wondering just what is he importing and exporting. LOL Great six as always.

  4. Lindsay says:

    ANd we know what he imports and exports

  5. jennajaxon says:

    An interesting way to explain his “profession,” though I suppose it’s accurate. LOL And I like that she’s not judgmental. She’d need to keep that quality in order to deal with Mr. Thomas. But the rewards of doing so seem…worth the candle. Can’t wait to read all of this. Your cover is pretty–and so fitting the period. Quite a Dickensian feel to it. Great job!

  6. Cara Bristol says:

    Sounds like some interesting characters. “From away.” LOL.

  7. I love it when characters like studying people 🙂

  8. Cate Masters says:

    Importing and exporting himself? lol Love this snippet, and the premise intrigues me!

  9. Paula Martin says:

    Intriguing characters and conversation.

  10. Jennifer Lowery says:

    Raises many questions! Great six! Very intriguing!

  11. Eleri Stone says:

    A mystery of a hero and a very curious heroine. I’m in.

  12. Gemma Parkes says:

    Yes, there is a lot of depth to his character l think. Great snippet!

  13. Zee Monodee says:

    His reserve is very intriguing… Love how you present the cast to us in this 🙂

  14. K.E. Saxon says:

    I’m loving this!! What a fun cover, too. Kathryn’s a great character…I love that she enjoys studying people. Great six!!

  15. Kate Warren says:

    That is a beautiful cover. And I like how vague he is about his business, as well as her refusal to judge him on so slight an acquaintance. Good six!

  16. Guilie says:

    Great snippet, Sue! Mr. Thomas definitely comes through a bit shady–can’t wait to see what role he’ll play in the bigger picture. Happy Sunday!

  17. Vivien Dean says:

    His vagueness just makes it all the more intriguing. Well done!

  18. Carrie-Anne says:

    Very intriguing six. He’s certainly a mysterious character.

  19. I’m more than intrigued…lovely written 6

  20. Wildcat's Wife says:

    I want to know what this mysterious man imports and exports.

  21. I love the quiet feel to this, reminds me of Austen in that way, who also loved to study people 🙂 Great 6, I look forward to reading more!

  22. J.C. Martin says:

    “Import export business.” Clever! Have I told you I love the mock cover?

    Ugh, didn’t know my entry was deleted from SSS. 😦 Guess they don’t consider a sentence ending with “…” a full sentence…

  23. Sounds like Mr. Thomas doesn’t like to be questioned. I bet Kathryn can’t resist the mystery!

  24. Sue says:

    It’s not the mystery she can’t resist…

  25. Lynne Murray says:

    Ah, the mysterious Mr. Thomas, will they be on a first name basis before the end of the book? So many questions! An intriguing six!
    Somehow this comment section doesn’t like my email address–posting from another!

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