Six Sentence Sunday Nov 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 !

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

The Misfits is a group of four couples, consisting of four who work as part of the mid-management team for the devil, Mr.D, as soul collectors, and their partners, who are human.

My post two weeks ago took place at dinner, on the evening of the day they met, Gideon listened to Phoebe describe her dreams. He realised they were Kathryn’s memories, a woman he had feelings for a century earlier. He never told Kathryn about his feelings and he did not disclose that the worked for the devil. She died under tragic circumstances, not in his control. In addition Phoebe physically resembles Kathryn. In my post last week Phoebe remarked on his distress. This week is the end of that scene. The reason for his distress is the awareness that somehow Kathryn has returned to him and he may get a second chance. Also included is further clarification from the chapter.

It occurred to him that perhaps Phoebe represented his second chance. But he worked for the Devil, no second chances in Hell. Yet his friends were all happily attached and they did the same job as he. They proved that soul collectors can lead “normal” lives. Then why should a second chance for him be untenable? After Kathryn’s tragic end he had vowed never to love again. But now in light of his emerging emotions for Phoebe, ought he to take the risk? Conceivably circumstances had changed and he ought to revisit that decision. The thought gave him pause.

 

My six for this week. I couldn’t resist getting her quip in 😀

(Gideon’s thought)

Are my thoughts so transparent?
Of course they are.
This is an intelligent, intuitive woman.
He stared at her in wonder.
She was the first woman, outside his circle, who displayed compassion for him; her voice lowered in pitch and showed worry and concern, as if she cared.

 “I apologize. I am not well. I shall be better soon.”

“An agent of the devil doesn’t get colds I bet,” Phoebe quipped under her breath.

 (Next week I hope to post from my NaNo though it will require much editing. )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday Nov 18

  1. Jessica Subject says:

    I think his second chance has come. He best take it while she’s still there. 🙂

  2. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Seize the day, Gideon! You likely won’t get a third chance! Loved her quip. LOL I bet she’s right. 🙂 Looking forward to your NaNo offering.

  3. Ana says:

    Ha! Nice touch at the end. Very nice.

  4. Glad I made it over to catch up on your story. Good six!

  5. Gemma Parkes says:

    Beautifully written, l hope he takes this chance!

  6. So well done. I can’t help but wonder if he will move forward. Loved it. 🙂

  7. Even a Devil’s lackey deserves a second chance 🙂

  8. Eleri Stone says:

    Yay, Gideon! “I shall be better soon.” I hope he will be:)

  9. Aw, I like how she makes him feel. Nice six!

  10. Cara Bristol says:

    Take the second chance and run!

  11. Elin Gregory says:

    Second chances are good. 🙂

  12. Vivien Dean says:

    Great sense of hope for him here! Well done. 🙂

  13. Oh, I hope he takes advantage of his second chance!

  14. I enjoyed the quip at the end, too. I’d imagine you’d have to be a bit witty to date an agent of the devil. 🙂

  15. Carrie Crain says:

    I love this idea that soul collectors can lead normal lives! Great six!

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