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Six Sentence Sunday #7

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Greetings, Kittens!

Thank you all for the kind comments last week! I'm feeling a bit better, but over-did it in the heat Saturday, probably like many of us. So glad to see you again this week, and your comments are always appreciated. Today I'm going back to A WAY TO A DRAGON'S HEART since I'll be entering edits soon and it's on my mind. The following is just a few paragraphs after the First and Second offerings.

Enjoy.
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Kryssa needed something to calm her nerves before she forgot herself and a simple orientation became a full blown situation. A quick rooting through the fridge produced a large tub of raw vegetables. Almost before the top was fully off, several baby carrots disappeared into her mouth.

“Ooo, you eat vegetables too?”

Kryssa crunched louder and groaned, “We’re omnivores, you idiot.” The last two words came out a mumbled wreck that bought her a little extra time for decorum.

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(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
Alix's Comment:
Fantastic six! I could hear the sounds of chewing. Well done, Thank you.
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: Alix's Comment:
Thanks, Alix! I'm so glad that sound came across. *smile*

~X
sonyaclark.net
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
Great six, it does a really good job of showing her stress level.

And can I just add - Jared Padalecki in a towel is killing me. Good grief he's ripped. :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
I love those mood icons! You don't get better than Jared in a towel at the bottom of the post! *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
Gayle's comment
Ha, loved this snippet. I could feel her hunger!

xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: Gayle's comment
Great, thanks!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
Gem on crunching dragons
I love the "we're omnivores, you idiot." Sets the tone and makes her seem very real. Great six. :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: Gem on crunching dragons
Thank you so much for saying that. She felt very real and it's great to know that comes across in just this bit of the first chapter.

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
What a fun snippet!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had fun writing it. :)

~X
Laura Harner
Aug. 7th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Lol...loved that snippet!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
Thanks! The entire story is a love for me, but the first chapter just cracks me up every time I read it.

~X
lizculver.wordpress.com
Aug. 7th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Vivid description, nice six
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Thanks, Liz! :)

~X
graylinfox.com
Aug. 7th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Lovely, I like the attitude there. :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Kryssa is awesome! By far she cracks me up more than any other character I've written. :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
“We’re omnivores, you idiot.” - Love it!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Right? It's a great line in context! *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Great six
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Love the "we're omnivores" line -- guess so, but the fridge and baby carrots are a funny touch!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
I just love the idea of a weredragon emotional eating and using vegetables. It just cracks me up!

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
Fun six. The carrot thing is a hoot.

Cara Bristol
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
I know, I love it1 *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I'm hook. Now I wanna know what's going on. Great six.

~Piper
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Yay! Being hooked was the goal. I'm going to stick with it for a bit and I'll post a longer excerpt and link to in the weeks ahead. :)

~X
melyndaprice.wordpress.com
Aug. 7th, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Vivid Six! I loved Kryssa's sass :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
She's an awesome character! I can't wait for it to come out so you all can read it! :)

~X
http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/six-sentence-sunday/
Aug. 7th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
sss
I like baby carrots! Wondering where this scene is going to lead. :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Re: sss
So do I and I'll never eat them again without thinking of Kryssa! :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
Cassandra Carr
Funny six! Love it!
http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com/wordpress (though I saw you already commented - thanks so much!)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: Cassandra Carr
Thank you! I think it's a very funny tone balanced against some intense relationship dynamics later on. Dynamics that might lead to sequel no less.*grin*

~X
Monica Enderle Pierce
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
Glad you're feeling better! I, too, love the omnivores line; her annoyance and agitation come across loud and clear.
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Thanks, it's great to be feeling better. Of course, dorky me, I over exerted yesterday out in the heat, but I think I'm still okay.

Great to know her feelings came across so clearly!:)

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
Jessica Knauss jessicaknauss.blogspot.com
Finding dignity while crunching carrots, quite a challenge. Fun snippet!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Re: Jessica Knauss jessicaknauss.blogspot.com
Thanks for coming by, Jessica! :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Sandra Sookoo
This was a fun post! Sounds like a terrific story!
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Sandra Sookoo
It was so much fun to do that I can't wait to do formal edits. That's saying something, huh? *smile*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Six sentences on A Way to a Dragon's Heart
Great six! I loved how she ate veggies to calm herself down! LOL! Now I'll always think of baby carrots as comfort food! :)

Siobhan Muir
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
Re: Six sentences on A Way to a Dragon's Heart
That's exactly what I wanted! I'm so happy! *grin*

~X
jsubject
Aug. 7th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm loving these excerpts! Sounds like this just may be a full blown situation if that silly girl doesn't stop asking questions. Eek! I look forward to reading more. :)
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
You said it! She's just too clueless to know how much danger she's in. :)

~X
Joanne Stewart
Aug. 7th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
hehe, cute snippet.
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Kathleen Grieve
Very entertaining SIX! Loved the dialogue!

www.kathleengrieve.com
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Re: Kathleen Grieve
I aim to entertain! *grin*

~X
(Anonymous)
Aug. 7th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I love that line, "we're omnivores, you idiot." The tension and comic relief are well-balanced. This promises a highly entertaining read.
Sondra Carr
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:34 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thank you so much for that, Sondra! :)

~X
Kallypso Masters
Aug. 7th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Great Six!
But I so was thinking she was going to do something totally different than EAT the veggies. But baby carrots probably wouldn't have been all that good except for eating. lol.
xakara
Aug. 8th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: Great Six!
I suppose she could have beat her with the tupperware container but that would have landed her in another Anger Management and You class which she's trying to avoid. *grin*

~X
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