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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday: The Sentence

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday.  Today's excerpt comes from The Sentence.  My hero Clint Hayes has been thinking about the difference in his life and my heroine's.


Clint’s heart gave an unfamiliar little leap. He wondered what it would have been like to have a father you’d do anything for. Would things have been different for him and his mother if his father hadn’t died? Maybe they’d live across town in a nice little house with a fireplace. Maybe he’d have graduated from school and gone on to find a good job. He might even have a family of his own.
 
The Sentence is available at http://www.astraeapress.com/#!/~/product/id=10046831 and most other retail outlets.

13 comments:

charmainegordon author said...

We all wonder what might have been "if". Poignant six, Elaine

Kate Warren said...

That is beautiful, and sad. Well done, Elaine!

Kate Warren said...

That is beautiful, and sad. Well done, Elaine!

Jerrie Alexander said...

Love the 'if' factor. Touching six.

Casey said...

What a wistful passage. I'm betting that he gets that family before everything's over and done. I like how your passage tells me about his girlfriend's family as well as his past life.
--Kimberly K. Comeau

Veronica Scott said...

Aww poignant but makes me want to know more about him. Excellent excerpt!

cerianhebert.com said...

I love the 'what if' emotions in this. Well done.

Sarah Ballance said...

Wonderful six! I especially love how he appreciates the little things missing from his life.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

We all have had those thought of 'what if'... Sad, but lovely six.

Carrie-Anne said...

Very poignant six. I feel for him.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thanks so much for coming! I love reading everyone's comments.

Jane Wakely said...

Nice six, Elaine! I like how much we learn about Clint in those few sentences! :)

Also, for SSS, I signed up at the same link you did, but I have also seen many comments from other authors (not on that list) that have said they would be continuing! :)

S E Gilchrist said...

Our life can take so many different paths. Found this scene quite poignant. thanks for sharing.