Saturday, June 25, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #12: Sun Tzu Teaches The First Principle of Social Warfare: Always Bring a Friend

This week, I return to my Regency paranormal romance WIP, A Woman of Proper Accomplishments. Rather than jumping around, I'm continuing shortly after the last AWOPA snippet, in which rich snob Jane Thornton, has insulted the heroine, Helena. Helena's friend, Cassandra, decides she's not going to stand by and let her friend get dissed so decides to bust some caps . . . oh well, maybe not quite that:

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“That is most presumptuous, Jane Thornton," Cassandra said, her face scarlet.

 “As are you, Cassandra Mitchell,” Jane said with a sneer.

Helena’s mother stepped forward, but at the sound of Lord Johnstone's shouting, turned her attention to the distant baron rather than the rude Jane.

“Let us quiet down.," Lord Johnston called out. "Lady Johnstone has an announcement.”

Jane smiled, curtsied once, and looked toward Lord Johnstone.

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14 comments:

lexcade said...

Hmmm.... An announcement could be really really good, or really really bad...

*Which is it??????*

Verna Clay said...

I love this story! Please keep it coming. What is the announcement?

Gem Sivad said...

Great dialog moving the story forward.

sue said...

Intriguing

Bree said...

Cat fight!!!

Cate Masters said...

Oh now I have to come back next week to find out! lol Great teaser.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

fab six...the character interaction was so natural and paced really well!

writeintention said...

And what will she say? Suspense!
Have a Great Sunday,
Kristin Wolfgang

Jessica Subject said...

Uh-oh, I have a feeling this announcement is not going to go over well with Helena and Cassandra. Great six!

Lindsay said...

Hmmmm, at least a cat fight might have been avoided.
Very intriguing and can't wait for more

gayleramage said...

Damn, I was hoping for a humdinger of a cat-fight between them, lol. Great snippet! Oh, and am intrigued about the announcement, too!

Alix said...

I really like the dialogue. Great six!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Uh, oh! This could either be good, or bad. Way to build the suspense!

Pippa Jay said...

I love Regency cat-fights!