Sunday, October 30, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 19

Happy Halloween-eve and welcome back all you SSSers! Thank you for all your well-wishings and condolences regarding my grandmother's passing...

Last time, just as he was about to get hit again, Simon reminded the madam that she bought him from the dredge-line to solve the problem she couldn't.


The madam’s hand dropped to her side. “If I could have kept this within my own house, I would have.” She glanced at a couple girls who dropped their heads as though guilty or afraid. “I’ve headed off most of the gossip by keeping her shut up inside, but folks can smell a rumor like a dead fish in the sun, and I’m running out of time and ideas.” The madam drew a thin roll of dried black seaweed from her skirt pocket and stuck it between her teeth. “Since that girl is always staring out the window, I supposed she was watching you kids drag muck outta the river since there’s nothing else to look at, but maybe I was wrong.”

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful six sentences! I wish you a ton of sales with your books! Happy Sunday and Happy Halloween! (And my sincere condolences on your Grandmothers passing). *Hugs*

    Stephanie Adkins
    http://stephanieadkins.blogspot.com/

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  2. Very intriguing six. I want to read more!

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  3. She admits she may have been wrong! LOL Great six as usual. Such an intrieguing story. And I'm very sorry to hear about your grandmother.

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  4. This gets more and more intriguing every time!

    And sorry about your grandmother. *hugs*

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  5. Oh yes, it gets even more interesting :-)

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  6. Okay, I love 'folks can smell a rumor like a dead fish in the sun' -- hate the smell, love the simile.

    (And let me know when you'll be in Seattle next; would love to meet for coffee.)

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  7. “I’ve headed off most of the gossip by keeping her shut up inside, but folks can smell a rumor like a dead fish in the sun, and I’m running out of time and ideas.” This is a great statement. I really enjoyed the image it invokes. Well done six. :)

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  8. These characters are so fascinating. Want more :)

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  9. Eee, you added more information! Love this. And the dead fish simile is SO great.

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  10. sea weed out of her pocket - what an immagination you have. Well now the madam acknowledged that she needs them. and she has no idea what her daughter stares at. Great as usual

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  11. Hmmmm. Interesting Six! Makes me want to know more.

    Kally

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  12. Hmmm, intriguing. Wishing you lots of sales on this. Take care and Happy Halloween.

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  13. Love this: "folks can smell a rumor like a dead fish in the sun" - excellent. Nice 6.

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  14. Another interesting and intriguing six. To admit uncertainty she must be worried.

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  15. Some great imagery and an original voice. Fantastic six!

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  16. Great six. This is a wonderful story and I look forward to your six again next week. Thanks for sharing. Loved the dead fish comparison.

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  17. Like a dead fish in the sun. LOL. Interesting writing. Enjoyed it.

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  18. Great six. You had me on every word. Well done.

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  19. great six. Loved: but folks can smell a rumor like a dead fish in the sun,

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  20. Good personality on display. Interesting characters.

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Type me out a line of Shakespeare or a line of nonsense. Dumb-blonde-jokes & Irish jokes will make me laugh myself silly :)