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?"