Sunday, September 18, 2011

Meet Death for SSS

Thanks to everyone who visits each week! I truly appreciate it, and especially your comments.

Here's another peek at Death Is A Bitch, now out on submission.

She needed no introduction. They always knew her, unmistakable in the glimmering black filament gown that clung to her curves, its folds revealing a glimpse into infinity.
The stilettos usually earned a second glance, four inch heels and glistening like fool’s gold. The butterfly tattoo spanning her upper arm likewise drew curious looks, which inevitably changed to horror when the souls recognized the face imprinted within that colorful ink: their own.

Smooth and luscious, her olive skin set off her wide-set, almond-shaped eyes, with irises black as obsidian. Staring into those eyes, some said they could see eternity.


Oops, I realized too late I included the shoes too early, I shouldn't have shown you in the last SSS - here they are again. :)

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29 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Wonderful description! Not what I expected death to look like. :)

Liz said...

This is just wonderful! Love it!

Laura Kaye said...

There is SO MUCH fantastic description here I can't just pick out one sentence, because it would pretty much be the whole excerpt! Fantastic!

Sarah Grimm said...

What a wonderful description! My favorite part is the souls seeing their own face in her tattoo.

Cara Bristol said...

Really unique description of death. Seeing one's face in her tattoo is so different. Creative and well done.

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Amazing description! Wow... Truly well done. Thank you for this excerpt! :)

Joanne Stewart said...

Excellent description!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice shoes! Good luck with subs. :-)

Zee Monodee said...

Chilling and totally awesome! Loved it, Cate. You have a winner on your hands here :)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Fabulous description. Best of luck with the submission. (It's such a good idea.)

(Was a little confused by the filament gown. Did you mean filigree?)

sue said...

A for originality and description

Eleri Stone said...

I really like that you've made her so scary.

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

She's intriguing, sexy, yet terrifying. Love where you're going with this. Good luck with your submission!

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh - Kinda creepy, but unexpected. Nice!

Lindsay said...

Great description of a beautiful and deadly woman.

diannehartsock said...

Wonderfully descriptive scene. I love how people seem to drown in her. A beautiful face on death. Wow.

melissamackinnon said...

Okay, the souls seeing their faces in the tattoo just creeped me out...so that's a good thing! A great six!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Great six! I especially like the face of the souls in the tattoo! Well done.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Great visual description even without the pictures. My ankles ache imagining taking a few steps in those shoes.

Sherry Gloag said...

I just love this sentence :-) "The butterfly tattoo spanning her upper arm likewise drew curious looks, which inevitably changed to horror when the souls recognized the face imprinted within that colorful ink: their own."

elaine cantrell said...

Love the shoes and the snippet.

Gem Sivad said...

Oh what a vivid picture of the grim reaper. Very nice.

Elyzabeth M. VaLey said...

Wonderful! I really liked the idea of the butterfly tattoo.

J.A. Beard said...

Death sounds hot. :)

Jenna said...

Fantastic description! Someone should snap this up in a second. Great six!

1000th.monkey said...

Now that is a cool idea... that her victim's faces show up in the tattoo...

Angela Brown said...

I always enjoy your Sunday Six. This one is certainly no exception. Best of luck with the submission process.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Loved the sentence with infinity!! Great six as always!!!

Lorrie said...

Whoa, those heels look treacherous, but so cool.
Miss Death is certainly a hot looking woman. Very different from your usual Grim Reaper. The tattoo is intriguing. Also different. You have a great imagination and a wonderful gift of story telling/writing.
May your imagination keep working overtime.