Sunday, January 27, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday 1.27.2013

This excerpt comes from Fallout by Jon Kohl & Kimberly K. Comeau, scheduled for release from Books To Go Now:

There had been three simultaneous car bombs in Los Angeles two months ago and in Chicago, terrorists had barred all exit doors of a nightclub and exploded an incendiary grenade inside.

Before Harry could stop the image, he imagined a bright flash as tables splintered, acoustic tiles blew off, and hot shrapnel sliced through arms and legs. All that before anyone could scream. The thought choked him. He swallowed hard several times before putting the magazine back in the rack and straightening the copies behind it. Thank goodness for the safety of small towns.

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Harry Longmeadow flees Philadelphia to escape the big-city terrorism that took his brother’s life. The secret underground shelter he builds in rural north central Pennsylvania is designed to withstand any form of attack. But when an assault comes, the biggest threat isn’t nuclear fallout, but a female writer and homicide charges, for which he has no preplanned defenses.

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16 comments:

  1. Nice flashback. His emotions came through really clearly. Something tells me that the "small town" might not be as "safe" as Harry would like!

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    1. You're so right, Clare. Thanks so much for leaving feedback. Your words are much appreicated.

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  2. Incredibly powerful images here. Awesome, vivid writing!

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    1. As always, thanks so much, Sarah. Jon and I appreciate it.

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  3. Crikey... yes, thank goodness for small towns indeed. But something tells me his safe world is going to come crashing down around him if that cover is anything to go by! Excellent scene setting!

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    1. The cover does reveal quite a bit about the story.

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  4. I'm guessing the small town isn't going to be as safe as he thinks!
    Hope to see you at Weekend Writing Warriors (starting next week, same as SSS but with 8 sentences) http://www.wewriwa.com/

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    1. I made a note of it and hope to be there, Paula. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the note.

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  5. Ah, a touch of PTSD. And I agree with Paula. I suspect the small town isn't that safe, either. Great six, Casey. :)

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    1. Thank you, Siobhan. You're an astute reader.

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  6. Definitely an intriguing six! Sci-Fi Romance? I'm intrigued even more. :-)

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  7. Very intriguing six! Best of luck with your upcoming release! :)

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    1. Thanks for your well-wishes and for the twitter follow, Lorraine. I'm glad we can stay in touch. All the best with your writing and sales.

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  8. Great description -- and I love the foreshadowing of his last thought. :)

    Donna

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  9. Poor Harry. His world's about to turn upside down.

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