Sunday, July 17, 2011

Rock climbing for SSS



Thanks to everyone who stops by each week, and especially for your comments! 
Here's another scene from Rock Bottom, my contemporary from Lyrical Press. It will be the last peek at Rock Bottom for SSS.

Reporter Billie Prescott lets rocker Jet Trently talk her into rock climbing - an exercise in trust, he says. She's not so sure, especially when she loses her hold, though he tells her she's doing great:



It didn’t feel that way. Swinging from shadow into sunlight, she dangled like a spider with vertigo, but somehow, it was fine. Jet wouldn’t let her fall. Oh yeah, she was supposed to yell that. “Falling,” she sing-songed, but not in the way others meant it. No, she was falling in a much more dangerous way.

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37 comments:

Sherry Gloag said...

ROFL "she dangled like a spider with vertigo,"
great image.

Liz said...

great imagery and the 'fall'

Sarah Grimm said...

I think I know what way she's falling. *grin* Great six as always, Cate!

Jenna said...

I bet she is! The "spider with vertigo" phrase is gorgeous. Great six!

Jennifer Wilck said...

"Spider with vertigo"--love it! Great job.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Yikes...dangerous six! LOVE IT

Alix said...

Dangled like a spider with vertigo, a love this line. Great six. Thank you.

Dee Carney said...

Ha! Cute!

MJones said...

What a feeling, dangling above the earth. Great six! Thank you for sharing!

Rawiya said...

Great six and I like a rocker that takes her rock climbing! :)

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Great imagery!

Bree said...

Great scene! Love the trust we see here!

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

Nice descriptions. Love the metaphor.

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

Nice descriptions. Love the metaphor.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Terrific imagery and love how you gave 'falling' that wonderful double meaning. Nice!

Lisa Fox said...

Really great imagery. That spider line is excellent!

Lindsay said...

Great six. Sounds like she wants to be 'on belay' with someone

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Great imagery and love the play on words. Great six!

diannehartsock said...

Be careful, girl! Hearts break easily.

Jessica K said...

What a great scene.

Gem Sivad said...

I like the play on "falling" and the dangling like a spider with vertigo.

Great six!

Sam Crescent said...

Interesting six

Ginger Simpson said...

Love the imagery...but then you never fail to present a great six--or novel in fact.

Paula Martin said...

Great imagery - and, as I don't like heights, I really felt the vertigo (like the spider!)

Sonya Clark said...

Billie's a brave girl, going rock climbing. If Jet can talk her into that I'm betting her can talk her into other stuff too. Great six!

Verna Clay said...

Every word you wrote contributed to the scene. I must say this is one of the best six I have ever read! Kudos!

Liana Brooks said...

I love the imagery here. good work.

ursulawhistler.com said...

Aww, so neat. Love it.

E. P. Beaumont said...

Adrenalin is an aphrodisiac, or so we're told. The intensely visual image (shadow and sunlight) and then the spider with vertigo goes from outside (what she looks like) to inside (what she feels).

For Your Eyes Only~Author Lani Rhea said...

I think I know what she's falling for, too. Great six! I can just hear her say "Falling" in her sing song voice. Awesome job!

Zee Monodee said...

Love how you layer the two types of fall in here. Great job!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Love the double inuendo in her thoughts and actions! WTG!

Xakara said...

Yeah, that kind of falling can't really be helped. :)

~Xakara
Dawn's Early Light 6SS

Pippa Jay said...

Lol, great snippet. Loved the idea of a spider with vertigo!

Vivien Jackson said...

Sweet romantic double meaning.

1000th.monkey said...

Wow, I really liked the second line!

Bonni S. said...

LOL. Loved the six.