Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dying for a little SSS?

Thanks to everyone who stops by each week! And especially for your comments. Life's been a bit crazy lately but I'm doing my best to make the SSS rounds.

I'm switching it up a bit this week with my new release, Dead to Rights, a dark paranormal.

Our heroine wakes up in a mental facility, not sure how she got there:

A wisp of a whisper rushed through my head: Run. It echoed, its force pushing the word at me again and again in a never-ending wave of frothing urgency. It built inside me like a whirlwind. Like a scream. It propelled me out the door, arms and legs scrambling wildly. Blood roared in my ears, muting the cacophony of shouts erupting behind me.

Check out all the awesome snippets from Six Sentence Sunday. While you're there, check out the cool cover to Dead to Rights too! :) Top right.

33 comments:

An Open Book said...

WOW Cate...such suspense...love the feeling- like I'm almost there hearing the whisper
Dawne

Sonya Clark said...

What a terrifying feel you create here! Which suits the premise of the story, of course. Great six!

Jessica Subject said...

Such great pacing to create the terror she must feel. Well done!

laynap said...

Oy I'd wanna run too.

Great job!

Sandra Sookoo said...

"frothing urgency" Nice! Sounds like a great story!

Rebecca Royce said...

That last line was outstanding.

Lisa Fox said...

Creepy and urgent. Excellent!

Graylin Fox said...

Gorgeous wordplay. Love how it builds and we can feel her need to leave.

Gem Sivad said...

That was very powerful. Great six, Cate!

Joanne Stewart said...

oh wow, very chilling! Great six!

Jenna said...

Wow! What a powerful six! You can feel the panic and dread as she feels it. Great job!

Vivien Jackson said...

Very dark, but also evocative. Nice!

Jayel Kaye said...

great suspense. I really felt her terror

JoAnne Kenrick said...

OMG gripping six.... love it!

Alix said...

a wisp of a whisper - a fantastic start to your magnificent pace. Thank you for a great six.

Kathleen Grieve said...

The way it's written, she has no choice but to obey! Way to build up the urgency and the suspense!

Chrystalla Thoma said...

I have a weakness for characters who have a blank in their memories... I love how you described this. Great six.

Jenna McCormick said...

Excellent description, Cate. I love the suspense.

Bree said...

Amazing six! Definitely got me hooked. I can feel her fear!

J.A. Beard said...

Such great atmosphere, tension, and emotion. Very good SSS!

Zee Monodee said...

This is so intense and gripping! Amazing job, Cate!

Sherry Gloag said...

Well you guarenteed to catch our attention with this offering :-) So many questions. Great.

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

I'd love to know what led to that!

Jessica K said...

Yikes! I hope she's running now!

Lindsay said...

Love the imagery of fear

diannehartsock said...

'Like a scream.' I can feel her panic and urgency. Wonder what she's doing there? Great six!

1000th.monkey said...

wow! the urgency in that snippet is very strong! Great job

Dee Carney said...

Whoa. That was crazy intense! Loved it!

Sarah Grimm said...

Terrifying six, Cate! You pulled me right into the story and I can feel her terror as she makes a run for it!

Cara Bristol said...

Waking up in a mental facility would be enough to make anybody scream. Good job capturing her terror.

Verna Clay said...

Wow. You had me at the first sentence. This is skillful writing.

Pippa Jay said...

Wow, I wanted to jump up and run myself!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Great descriptions and building of tension! Makes me want to read it.