Six Sentence Sunday, Apr. 29th

Another snippet from my western WIP, Nobody’s Bride. I’m finally reaching near the end of my first draft on this one. 
This is my hero getting a gash stitched up after they’ve been attacked by bandits: 

Liquid warmth trickled down his temple and he realized the stitches had made fresh blood well. He heard a moan from the other side of the fire and wondered at it, but didn’t have the strength to look up. He felt the sustained tug of the thread being pulled through the hole in his skin. Finally the pressure stopped, leaving him just the agony.
Hopefully Maddy had knotted her thread good and tight. He’d hate for his head to come unraveled like the toe of an old sock.

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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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12 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, Apr. 29th

  1. haha! I love how he compares his head to an old sock. Very interesting viewpoint. Great six!

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  2. LOL, the last line made me chuckle. I also thought you did a great job describing the sensations…

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  3. Silver James says:

    OWWWW! I cringed in sympathy for him. You evoked his pain so well and I love the simile at the end. Great Six, LInda and good luck on getting that first draft done. I think you have a "keeper" with this one!

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  4. I loved how you compared his head to an old sock. Great visual. lol Made me chuckle.

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  5. Insanely vivid, then a twist of humor at the end. Perfect!

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  6. Ursula Grey says:

    Impressive six ~ nicely done! Congrats on nearly completing the first draft:-)

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  7. Way for almost getting it done! Interesting six!

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  8. Great six! Love the last line!

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  9. Linda Morris says:

    Thanks for playing everybody! It was a hard scene to write. Only so many ways to say "It hurt!" See you all back next week!

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  10. Owww. Great descriptions, with all kinds of sensations — punctuated with the great humor at the end. He's a keeper. 🙂

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  11. Wow Linda,You certainly hooked me with those few lines.RegardsMargaret

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  12. That is a great mental image.

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