Six Sentence Sunday, August 19

Taps fingers . . . I might have some very good news to share soon, Six Sunday-ers! Can’t spill the beans yet, though, so in the meantime . . .
Here’s a little dialogue from my contemporary WIP set in Playa Del Carmen. I’m tentatively calling it Love to Love You. The heroine, Ally, and her best friend are visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. Her friend in particular is interested in the giant natural well that was once used for human sacrifices:

“The guidebook says that when the well was dredged years ago, they found bones of hundreds of men, women, and children in the water, along with pottery, copper, bells . . . all things that were used in their religious ceremonies.”

“And I thought having to sit through a full mass every Sunday when I was a kid was a pain,” Ally said.

“We had it easy.”

“I don’t know about that. Remember Father Lopez? His penances were basically the South Chicago equivalent of a human sacrifice.”

This well and its grisly history is for real, BTW. Here it is:

 

For more (probably less gruesome) Six Sentence Sunday goodness, go here.

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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11 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, August 19

  1. Yep, pretty gruesome! Love Ally's comeback "And I thought having to sit through a full mass every Sunday when I was a kid was a pain" great dialogue!

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  2. Kate Warren says:

    Humor in the midst of ancient ickyness. Well done, Linda!

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  3. I love the dialogue between good friends. Re the Photo: What a beautiful setting for a such a grisly ritual.

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  4. Jess Schira says:

    Sometimes it seem like the world tries to compensate for horror, by making the scenes of such horrible rituals breathtaking. I really like the interaction between your two characters in this six.

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  5. Maddy says:

    Humor always lightens the load.

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  6. Nice six! Loved the Mayan ruins, especially Tulum. There was a natural (or so we thought) lagoon nearby with gorgeous colored fish. If that was actually a sacrifice well like at Chichen Itza I'll be mortified!

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  7. Loved their exchange…great job with the dialogue and the sprinkle of humor. And interesting pic too!

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  8. Silver James says:

    LOL on the penances. You can tell these two are friends who go way back. Love the camaraderie in their exchange.

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  9. Silver James says:

    Oh! And I can't wait to hear your news. Crossing fingers it's the best kind.

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  10. Great humor here — and I'm looking forward to hearing your news!

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  11. LOL! Love the humor! And that's a beautiful picture – quite a contrast with the goings on there. *shudder*

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