Six Sentence Sunday – 9/9/12

I’m back! Dragon*Con was a lot of fun, and will try to post an update soon. Today is #sixsunday where writers share six sentences from their work. 

NEWS: MUST LOVE BREECHES finaled in FF&P’s On the Far Side contest (time travel/steampunk/historical category) last weekend, and this weekend, it came in first in the Celtic Hearts Golden Claddagh contest in the paranormal category!

Today’s Six Sunday is from STEAM ME UP, RAWLEY, my steampunk romance set in Mobile, AL. Everyone, including the new boarder Dr. Rawley, is sitting down to dinner. They’ve been eating and talking away for a bit when their automaton butler comes in to announce breakfast instead of dinner. The heroine’s brother Robert was asked if he could fix it. This picks up exactly where we left off:

“I’ll see to it right now. I’ll just get some of Camilla’s delicious pie to fortify myself.”

“I thought you were an archaeologist?” Dr. Rawley asked.

“You were not misinformed, however, I do like to keep my hand in all things mechanical.” Robert winked and held up his mechanical left hand.

As always I welcome constructive feedback.

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Thank you to everyone who comes by and comments each week! 

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37 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – 9/9/12

  1. Jess Schira September 9, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    The dialogue from this snippet reminds me of Firefly. As far as I’m concerned, that’s always a good thing. It really gives the reader a sense of the time and location. I’m really enjoying this story. You’re doing good work!

  2. Donna Cummings September 9, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Congrats again, on the final AND the win! And this is a fun six — I’m intrigued each week to see what great surprises you have. :)

  3. Jessica Subject September 9, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    LOL Very cute! Congrats on your successes in the contests! :)

  4. Jenna Jaxon September 9, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Fun snippet. Love the brother’s sense of humor. :)

  5. Joyce Scarbrough September 9, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I love a good pun and love a bad one even more! 😉 Great six as always!

  6. Karla Doyle September 9, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Congratulations on the contests, Angela! How awesome!

  7. Owllady/Marcia September 9, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    Congrats, Angela. You gave us a giggle today! Yes, sometimes a bad pun is a good pun. Looking forward to more.

  8. Carrie Crain September 9, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Hey big congrats on the wins! I laughed when he held up his mechanical hand. Crazy!

  9. Joanne Stewart September 9, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    haha! Very cute! Congrats on the contest wins!

  10. Eleri Stone September 9, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Ba dum. I like him!

  11. S. J. Maylee September 9, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Ha! I like him. Congrats on more contest excitement. Well done.

  12. A.S. Fenichel September 9, 2012 at 10:13 am #

    This sounds fun, Angela. Great job!

  13. Carrie-Anne September 9, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Congratulations on your finals and first-place! I love Robert’s sense of humor.

  14. Cara Bristol September 9, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Congratulations on your successes!
    I’m groaning and smiling at the pun. Fun six.

  15. Sue September 9, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Great going on Breeches! my husband puns – groan – the biggest compliment.

  16. Kate Meader (@KittyMeader) September 9, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Very cute, Angela! And congrats on the contest successes – do you ever get tired of hearing that?

  17. ChristineWarner September 9, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Congrats on the contests! Very exciting.

    Loved your six….great humor!

  18. veronicascott September 9, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Clever! I liked it, made me chuckle…congratulations on the contests! Terrific snippet, enjoying my first ever steampunk, courtesy of your Sixes.

  19. Ryan Derham September 9, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    Ha… another surprise in this one. Love steampunk and you do it so well. Great job!

  20. Karen Michelle Nutt September 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I love the sense of humor here. :) Congrats on MUST LOVE BREECHES win!

  21. Jami Gold September 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Whahoo! You are racking up the contest finals–and win! Love it! *hugs*

  22. Sarah W September 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    Congratulations—I know BREECHES had it going on . . . wait, does that sound right?

    This one sounds just as good! If you need a beta, drop me a note, please. :)

  23. Monica Enderle Pierce September 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    Ha! Love his witty reply. This is turning out to be a fun one, Angela! (And congrats on all your successes!)

  24. Ranae Rose September 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Mmm…pie. Wish I had some to go with my coffee right now. :)

  25. Karysa Faire September 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Sounds great, Angela. I like the humor. And a HUGE congratulations on the Golden Claddagh contest!!!!! I can’t wait to see Must Love Breeches in print. :-) Or published online – you know what I mean.

  26. Mae Clair September 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Congrats on all your successes, they just continue to roll in, and so well-deserved. A short six but I love the ‘feel’ of it, particularly the language. I can’t wait for this one to be available to the reading public.

  27. K.E. Saxon September 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    How fun! I love all the quirky characters. Excellent six =D

  28. Frank Fisher September 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Congrats on the contests! I like the mechanical hand bit at the end. Fun six!

  29. J.M. Blackman September 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    This snippet presents a great sense of the particulars of this world, from the dialogue to the pacing. Fantastic.

  30. Lila Shaw September 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Congrats on the contests.

    Re: your six–> I do love a good sight gag! LOL

  31. Kylie Scott September 9, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    There’s such atmosphere in your dialogue. Your turn of phrase is just delightful, Angela. Steampunk with a dash of humour suits your voice perfectly.

  32. Sara Walter Ellwood September 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Congrats on the contests! Love that last line. Great six.

  33. ellaquinnauthor September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Great six. I agree, it sounds a bit like Firefly, which was a great show. Congratulations on your final.

  34. Writerlious September 10, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Reminds me of the Parasol Protectorate! I love hungry MCs. *grins*

  35. sueannbowlingauthor September 11, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    Thoroughly enjoyed this.

  36. Silver James September 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    I’m sooo late. Congrats on the contest news! And I agree–the dialogue is a lot like the way Whedon writes for Firefly. Good stuffs!

  37. sarahballance September 15, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Lots of congrats going your way! CONGRATS! Great six, as always. Love the humor. ;c)

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