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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Death at the Wedding Aftermath

Wow, I was thrilled with the response to my anxiety-driven question to you all last week! Thanks so much for all the comments! I've filed them with the chapter draft and will work with them during editing. I have ideas for all the observations -- yes, even the ones that are diametrically opposed.

These six take place right after the six from last week. Again, this is a first draft. Thank you for reading.

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Doña Sancha reached for her son's arm and held on tightly. "Gonzalico, what have you done?" she whispered into his ear. He opened his mouth and shook his head in disbelief.

Doña Lambra began tearing at her fine silks, sending crisp ripping sounds through the thick air along with her grating sobs. Her whole body shook so violently that her hair flowed out of her headdress, which tumbled to the ground. She strode between the crush of people, wading through the blood and over the teeth, to face Gonzalo González.

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What will she tell her nephew-by-marriage who's the same age as she is and gorgeous as well? Tune in next week!

In the meantime, check out all the other wonderful sets of six sentences here.