Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Two Sentence Tuesday: 21 July 2009

A book I have been reading is The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, a layered story with multiple genres. So far a fascinating read.

Here is a sentence that stands alone and needs no second: “Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.”

My own writing skips from day to day between historical articles and my WIPs of dark fantasy. Recent written sentences are:

Brother Cristo kept his back to the robed men, making the appearance of one who had returned to work on the parchment laid out on the lectern. He wondered over the purpose of their visit; dropped the reed nib into the dark ink and from a droplet quickly wrote the words needed for the next line.

Voices carried to where he sat perched upon the stool, clear without accent to identify them: “I would not want anything bad to happen to him."

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8 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Good scene settting. Your second sentence is most unsettling.

Scott Parker said...

As one who loves liquid ink, I really dug the "reed nib into the dark ink and from a droplet..." line. I can just hear the scratching of the reed on parchment. Yeah!

Charles Gramlich said...

that "brother Christo" scene is certainly intersting and intriguing.

Teresa said...

You sure know how to build suspense, Barbara!! And The Gargoyle sounds shiveringly delightful.

Barbara Martin said...

Leah, thank you. There is an old adage about listening at key holes that might fit this situation.

Scott, I agree, there is nothing quite like writing with real liquid ink and using a blotter.

Charles, Brother Cristo is about to learn a life-changing lesson.

Barbara Martin said...

Teresa, I have an editor who makes me work hard at my writing.

As for "The Gargoyle", stay tuned for an upcoming book review. It has received international acclaim.

Phoenix C. said...

I love the picture your sentences build! Very intriguing and atmospheric.

Barbara Martin said...

Phoenix, then I'm on the right track.