Six Sentence Sunday, July 22

This is a continuation of my story set in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The heroine, Ally, is trying to work up the nerve to go talk to two good-looking guys at a cabana bar. Her traveling companion is her best friend, an attractive model who has a boyfriend back home. Ally wants her friend to approach the guys with her, but her friend wants no part of it and has urged Ally to approach the guys on her own. Ally’s just a tad insecure for that:

When her beautiful friend accompanied her, few guys looked twice at Ally.
On the upside, if she went over there to chat these guys up by herself, she would have their undivided attention.
On the downside, if she went over there to chat these guys up by herself, she would have their undivided attention.
She wasn’t fat, she knew that much. She just wasn’t skinny. Her doctor had once described her as a “strong, solid woman,” which made her feel like a cross between a dairy maid from a Thomas Hardy novel and a roller derby chick.

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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, July 22

  1. Jess Schira says:

    Poor Ally, it's tough being friends with a stunning person. I bet that she's prettier than she thinks but just needs an infusion of confidence. I do like the description she gives of herself. Very creative and organic sounding. Great job!


  2. LOL — wonderful! I love her sense of humor. Can't wait to see what she does next. πŸ™‚


  3. K.E. Saxon says:

    LOL! Good thing she's not trying to date the doc! I'm dying to see how these guys actually react to her. Great six!!


  4. Poor Ally! Duckling to swan!


  5. I love this. I love heroines who are average, almost plane Jane's, and I love that she's insecure about herself. Makes her very real. Great six.


  6. I love how the character is 'real'. Not many of us are runway models. The insecurities are ones a person can relate to. Loved the six!


  7. Sarah W says:

    So relatable! 'Course, it would be even worse if she went over there, and they didn't notice at all.


  8. Gale Martin says:

    Very fun. (I can relate–to both wanting and not wanting all the attentions of men!)


  9. karladoyle says:

    I feel like I'm right there, inside her head. Great snippet!


  10. Ah but beautiful is subjective. Nice six.


  11. Funny description of her! Dairy Maid — LOL.


  12. I love it! "… a cross between a dairy maid from a Thomas Hardy novel and a roller derby chick." So real. What woman couldn't relate!Great scene–great six. πŸ™‚


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