Six Sentence Sunday, May 1

A scene from the contemporary romance I’m currently shopping to agents, By Hook or By Crook. Things aren’t going so well between my heroine, Ivy, and her hero, Joe: 

He didn’t want to look at her.

Joe did that a lot, she realized. He excelled at creating distance between them when he didn’t want to be reached. This is how it felt to want something really, really bad that you can never have. If she were Daisy, she would say it sucked, big-time. She wasn’t Daisy, so she rose and walked away, waiting until she was safe alone in her room to let a few quiet tears fall.

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About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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13 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, May 1

  1. Cate Masters says:

    Poor Ivy. Poignant scene. Best of luck with your sub.


  2. aww, so sad. Best wishes on the sub!


  3. Oh, nos. Will they bridge that distance between them?Good luck with your sub!


  4. sassyspeaks says:

    hate it when they don't communicate


  5. Sarah Grimm says:

    Poor Ivy. Nicely done! Fingers crossed for you on the submission.


  6. Really well done, you really set the scene!


  7. Nice six–the straightforward description makes the emotion come through all the more powerfully.


  8. Jayel Kaye says:

    Wanting what you can't have…sucks bigtime and creates wonderful tension


  9. Lindsay says:

    I feel sorry for her and hope that Joe gets what he deserves


  10. Great emotional snippet. I felt for her as well.


  11. Very sad. Well done.Best,Allure Van Sanz


  12. Gem Sivad says:

    Very poignant. Nice six!


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