Sunday, June 19, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #11: Music Appreciation

If you're unfamiliar with Six Sentence Sunday, the idea is simple. You post six sentences from one of your works (published or unpublished, WIP or complete). Normally, there is the fine Six Sentence Sunday blog, so you can easily find other people doing the same thing, but alas they are moving servers this week.

Today, I'm going back to my YA urban fantasy, Osland. In this scene, the protagonist, Gail Dorjee is a bit embarrassed after tearing up due to her music teacher's performance. It's made worse by the fact that Nick MacEvoy, the boyfriend of her social archenemy is in the class. However, she's in for a surprise:

"Tears! Everyone, boy and girl, crying just like me. Some, like Leandra, only would have to explain away misty eyes, but a lot had turned on the waterworks something fierce. Miss West somehow moved an entire classroom of bored teens to tears with opera, and without a single Italian among us. After a moment, I noticed one person wasn’t crying—Nick MacEvoy. Of course."


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15 comments:

Alix said...

The emotion of an entire classroom (well almost) in Miss West's hands is very powerful, wonderful six, thank you.

Gem Sivad said...

An awesome way to describe a great teacher. I wanted to hear her notes too.

Jennifer L Hart said...

Ow, What's MacEvoy's damage? Intriguing six!

Xakara said...

Poor Nick! All left out like that...Now I need to know what's wrong.

~Xakara
A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6ss

Jessica Subject said...

At least she doesn't have to be embarrassed since the rest of the class is in tears, too. Sounds like a great teacher!

sassyspeaks said...

sigh - I hate opera - though it brings my spouse to tears - great snippet though

Carolyn Rosewood said...

Great emotion!

Cate Masters said...

Loved this, wish there were more teachers who could inspire an entire class! Well, almost - what's up with Nick?

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

Sadly opera doesn't do it for me - but I get the emotion, shame Nick doesn't.

Lindsay said...

Love how you describe the teach and everyone, well except Nick, got emotional. Sounds like he needs to grow up

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Tough guy, huh? At least everyone else was able to show their emotion. Must have been a great teacher to affect her class so strongly.
Good writing.
(And thanks for posting on my blog.)

J.A. Beard said...

Tough guy doesn't even begin to cover Mr. MacEvoy. :)

Thanks for comments, all.

Verna Clay said...

This is well written. I feel the emotion of the classroom and understand how music can do that. I wonder why Nick didn't get emotional?

Kathleen Grieve said...

This sounds very good! Can't wait to read more!

Pippa Jay said...

Urgh, there's always one, isn't there? Well, at least he can't make a mockery of her when the entire class is doing the same.