Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

This week I'm posting a piece from my current work-in-progress, The Brides of Hawthorne Hall. It's a gothic romance set during the Regency era. In this scene the heroine's cousin, Lizzie, is planning to play the pianoforte for their guest, Colonel Hawthorne. Here goes:

 “I’m getting the impression that she’s not very keen to play,” Colonel Hawthorne whispered to me after Uncle Beecham thought to lend assistance to the matter of his rebellious daughter. 
I leaned over to watch the trio.  I caught snatches of dialogue and discovered that Lizzie feared not playing, but she wished to play Mozart and her mother insisted she play Bach.  I couldn’t imagine her playing either without their guest running from the room, clutching his ears in agony.
I leaned back in my seat and forced a smile for their poor victim.  “I’m sure she’s just being modest.”


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  1. Sounds like she should perhaps remain 'modest' and not play after all!

  2. Ooh, what a wicked little MC you have! Sounds like a fun book in the making!

  3. that snippet of humor. Nice Six :)

  4. Very clever play of words, Tricia. Great six!

  5. There's a lot more going on here than meets the eye, I think.