15 January 2011

Six Sentence Sunday!

Meet Abby, whose story I'm currently revising based on some editor feedback:

About three weeks into 1999, I was standing in Barnes and Noble and browsing through the History section to find a book on Greek Gods and Kings of Britain and France, and history of the Anglo-Saxons, when I realized there was a young man edging closer to me by the minute. He kept glancing sideways at me while “browsing” the books and I couldn’t suppress the small smile that escaped my lips. He was cute and innocent and everything I should have been at 18 or 20 or however old he was.

He finally made it to where I standing reading the flap of a book on King Henry the VIII and made a big deal out of reaching for the same book. He flipped it open and looked at me as though he hadn’t known I’d been looking at the f'ing book and said:

“I wonder if this is any good?”

16 comments:

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Cute.xx

Lisa Fox said...

That is very sweet.

Sarah Grimm said...

Great snippet, Lindsay!

Eleri Stone said...

This made me smile. Very sweet.

Dee Carney said...

Good job!

Marie Dees said...

Funny. Poor kid.

Jayel Kaye said...

Ah, Library foreplay. very cute

Lex Valentine said...

Could he be any more obvious, in a cute way? ;)

Leigh Ellwood said...

Intriguing meet-cute. Curious to see her response.

Jessica Subject said...

I'm curious as to what happened next. :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

This is really a well-written piece. And one I'd definitely read more of.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Cute Six!

Leanne Dyck said...

I like how you bring the reader into the story.

Lindsay K. said...

Thanks! A publisher rejected it based on the fact Abby begins her story as a young prostitute. Once I revise some of the scenes in the first chapter, I'm hoping it gets picked up. :) These Sunday snippets are a lot of fun!

Jo-Anne Kenrick said...

wonder how this scene plays out...a affair between a young man and an older woman? ohhh...nice scene, has me wondering all kinds of possible out comes :)

Emily Cale said...

Great first meeting!