Sunday, 30 January 2011

Six Sentence Sunday


This week, my six are from the story I'm currently working on, a new medieval romance. Breghan was raised on threats of Arran Kerr, the Beast of Roxburgh, and in this scene she begins to challenge him with everything she's always believed as fact.

  “’Tis said you roam the bogs at night to prey upon the souls of restless children,” Breghan said daringly.
  “Cross your heart, lass,” he returned,“the priests would have that only God and the devil may lay claim to a soul.”
  She could see by the light in his eyes that he was more amused than angry and gave him back the source of that particular rumour. “The Kerrs fight left-handed because the devil rides heavy on their right shoulder.”
   The gleam slowly faded from his eyes until he was looking at her with dark, mesmerising intensity. "Tell me," he said softly, taking her her hand in his and placing it on his right shoulder, "what does the devil feel like?"

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I haven't read a good medieval in such a long time! This one sounds great!

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  2. This is wonderful. I want to hear more! Great six

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  3. Oh my...I don't normally do historicals, but this one...oh my. Keep going so I can read more!

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  4. Love the way he shows her the devil, this is great.

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  5. Love this! I haven't read a historical in a long while, but this sounds like one I must have.

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  6. I am always so impressed with historical writing. Its amazing to me how you can really create the time with dialogue and description. Well done.

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  7. Good dialogue! Best on this project.

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  8. Thanks for all the encouraging comments :)

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  9. Awesome dialogue. Love the humor and that subtle thread of controlled menace. Great.

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  10. That's great. . . I love historicals and medievals in particular. I'm always looking for a good one, and this one really sounds like it fits the bill!

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  11. Definitely looking forward to this one. Haven't read a good medievil in forever!

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  12. A medieval! How very interesting. I'd love to see more!

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  13. Fantastic dialogue in this. I love medievals! More please.

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  14. Wonderful dialog really pulled me in. I sure hope you give us more samples of this one.

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  15. Oh, what a perfect last line! I enjoyed this.

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  16. I'm intrigued! I want to read more.

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  17. Wow, I can't wait to read some more of this one!

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  18. Medieval, uh? Wits some magic, so it's fantasy... sounds interesting! :-D
    Barb

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  19. Ohh, I just loved the last line. So, what does the devil feel like? I want to read on...

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  20. I'm sure they're both about to find out! GREAT Six!

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