Sunday, November 25, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

It's that time again!

For this week's Six Sentences, we're going with the events leading up to Gabriel and Chloe's quickie wedding (and no, she's not pregnant!)....

You do realize you’re marrying a man whose home you’ve never seen?” Dana asked with a grin. “I mean, the man could be a slob, for all you know, or have paintings of dogs playing poker on his walls.”

Chloe grinned. “I’ve been living with him long enough now to know he’s not a slob. Though I’ll admit, I don’t know if the dogs playing poker part might be the case.” She paused. "Is Mom ready?"


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Today we have another Six Sentence Sunday blog, with some additional material from Same Time Tomorrow. This passage is set at the Mid West farm that belongs to Chloe's mother Linda. It's an interlude involving Gabriel on his own, looking through photos and assorted items from Chloe's past, and discovering that she has a talent of her own that matches his work in the field of nature photography.  Give it a read, and let us know what you think!

Acadia National Park, Maine

It was a sunrise picture, marked as Acadia National Park, Dawn. The date corresponded to that time of her life, and showed a sea shore with the sun just rising on the ocean horizon. It was an outstanding picture, with careful consideration for lighting and place. He wondered if she had picked the place out earlier for its potential or had come across it some lonely morning while hiking the beach. Gabriel smiled. Shes really gifted, he thought.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

In keeping with our last Six Sentence Sunday blog, we thought we'd play around a bit more with the coyote theme. Though most of Same Time Tomorrow is told through the eyes of our main characters and supporting characters, we have, on occasion, given ourselves a moment of levity and shown things through the eyes of wildlife, such as a family of coyotes who pass through the farm where Chloe's mother lives. This is one of those moments from the coyote's point of view, seeing Chloe and Gabriel arriving at the farm, fresh off a flight from New York...

The coyote had seen the car pull up at the farmhouse from a distance, had seen the younger couple step out. The female was related, in some way, to the woman who lived there.  Her cub, he thought. The male was a newcomer, had only shown up recently. I wonder if they’ve mated yet, the coyote thought. The two of them behaved in that way humans seemed to do when they were due to mate.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday

Today, we have something a bit different for our Six Sentences. In Same Time Tomorrow, Chloe's best friend, Dana, is a real city girl with wildlife issues. Here, Dana's plight is seen through the eyes of a family of coyotes who find amusement in scaring her....

(Could this coyote be going to visit Dana in New York City???)

Coyote Mom and Dad

The male coyote looked at his mate. “Hmmm...want to have some fun?”
“What have you got in mind?” his mate asked.
“Watch this.” He let out a long, loud howl.
Dana forgot all about the lost battery and her new shoes and went running for the house, screaming at the top of her lungs.
Coyote pups--cute, huh?