Linda jumped up to her feet so quickly that her knee hit the table and her coffee spilled across the suspect list. She danced around the patio.
“Damn it, damn it, damn it. Why didn’t I see it?” she yelled.
It hadn’t taken her a minute to place that face. There weren’t too many kids like her- with those big buck front teeth and the red hair.
Summer time and Six Sentences- a perfect match. Happy Sunday Everyone.
I haven’t been much of a blogger lately, just getting my six sentences up every Saturday eve, but now that school’s out for summer, I’m hoping to be a better blogger and get that book done as well.
I have 39 days of freedom + a very supportive darling husband and kiddos, a plan for hubby to finish the house and me to finish the book and offer it for sale electronically. YES!! It will be done.
Here’s my six for this week, still from the current Work In Progress, It Would Be So Easy, a murder mystery that includes a trip to Amish country, a facebook connection and a fear of dogs.
Here’s some of a conversation between Eli and an Amish man, Hiram:
“Don’t you work?” Hiram asked.
“Yeah, I work in Philadelphia, but I had to take off because there was, uh, some, trouble at my house,” Eli said, thinking he should have just pretended to be on vacation.
“Oh, trouble? Are you ok?” Hiram asked, exhaling smoke.
“Yes, but I found a dead man outside my house on Monday night and now everyone thinks I did it,” Eli told him, dropping his cigar to the ground and stamping it out.
Hiram visibly flinched, taking a step back, “Did it? You mean you killed him?” he asked.
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Standing in front of his gorgeous koa wood framed full-length mirror, he admired his pectoral muscles and listened to the distant ring of his cellphone.
“Leave a message,” he muttered, thinking about how he hated to be tethered to a phone.
After a shower he would get dressed, eat his frozen lasagna and call his mother.
He wondered if he should he update his Facebook status.
“Dead body next to my garbage cans- not a good way to end an already bad day.”
I’m having a great time building community with all the other writers at Six Sentence Sunday.
Publishing these six each week forces me to work on my word choice and sentence structure as I revise my mystery novel It Would Be So Easy for electronic release in June.
“Now Eli, ” Mr Jordan said, “I will call that judge in the morning and we’ll get this all straightened out. You don’t need to report to jail, it will all be fine in the morning.”
Oh, Eli loved him, he was saying everything that Eli wanted to hear.
Then Eli told Mr Jordan everything that had happened and all that he had done, Mr Jordan giving Eli a lot of ideas which Eli wrote down, nearly filling the little spiral notebook Susan bought him at the 7-11.
“I’ll get your name cleared and those reporter idiots apologizing all over themselves before Monday,” Mr Jordan promised.
Then Mr. Jordan started to laugh-a wild, crazed sort of laugh, “You mental murderer, you deserve to be hung.”
From my Work in Progress, It Would Be So Easy, which is almost ready for early June electronic release.
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“Linda,” said an unfamiliar voice on the telephone.
“Yes?” Linda said.
“Retired cops should stay retired.
You’ll get yourself into trouble if you keep trying to prove Eli is innocent,” the voice said.
“Who is this?” Linda asked.
“I’m just a concerned citizen who thinks you ought to butt out.”
From my current Work in Progress, a mystery called It Would Be So Easy, awaiting electronic release in early June.
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