Sunday, January 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - 1






I'm joining a new-to-me meme called Six Sentence Sunday. Writers are encouraged to post six sentences from a work-in-progress or published piece. Sign into the Linky, and visit other SSS participants.

Here are the opening lines from my Dark Ages vampire novel, SAINT SANGUINUS, which opens in Wales in 577.

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Peredur coughed up blood.

Moans hung in the autumn air as women picked carefully between the tangled embraces at their feet. He could only watch them pass. A spear pinned him to the ground as the sun made ready to set without him.

His lips fought to form the name of his beloved. Tanwen.

9 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Six sentences that promise a damn fine read. :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Thanks, Akelamalu! ((hug))

Cate Masters said...

Excellent teaser! Vivid visuals, and love the setting.

Janet said...

Beautiful opening, Julia. You've packed a lot of punch into those opening 6 sentences :)

Zee Monodee said...

Riveting!

Welcome to SSS, Julia. It's total fun but absolutely addictive too - you're forewarned :) xoxo

Travis Cody said...

This is a great way to see whether the opening of a story grabs a reader.

Jean Marie Ward said...

Great set-up! Since it's Dark Ages and Peredur, were we looking at the Matter of Britain?

Julia Phillips Smith said...

It takes place in that time period, but Arthur won't be making an appearance in this series. Although I have a lifelong literary crush on him.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Oh man, that sound painful. Intense six, Julia.

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. :)