Saturday, July 23, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #15: Melting Pot

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 You post six sentences from one of your works (published or unpublished, WIP or complete).


Today, I'm going back to my YA urban fantasy, Osland. I present this six without context or comment.

Lydia peered at me for a long moment. “Are you an alien?” She furrowed her brow. “Not that I discriminate. I welcome you as a Martian-American to Earth. If you need like someone to talk to immigration for you, I’m sure my dad can find some good lawyers.”


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22 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Perfect YA voice - just like a kid to deal with an alien in a practical manner. Great six!

Jayel Kaye said...

I agree with Cate. I can hear the voice in my head.

Debra Moore said...

Loving the Scifi! Woot!

Alix said...

I agree with Cate too. Great voice, and a six that makes me want to read more. Thank you.

JoAnne Kenrick said...

hehe Martian-American love it, and it's a super fun snippet -- fab six

sue said...

wonderful! I can see where this is going - great idea

Sherry Gloag said...

Cate nailed it, got nothing to add. :-)

Chrystalla Thoma said...

lol Can you send some to help with my husband's visa? (he's Costa Rican, moved with me to Cyprus) :) Great six!

Bree said...

lol! I love it! Very practical.

Verna Clay said...

I love all things alien. This is great and the YA voice is perfect.

Gem Sivad said...

You definitely caught the kid mindset and voice. Great six!

E. P. Beaumont said...

Already it's clear that this is a world where extraplanetary visitors are common, and La Migra is one of their hassles. Hassle, of course, is better translated as Story... and now I want to know a bit more.

J.A. Beard said...

Interesting to see the different reactions. I usually provide more context but wanted to see how people would parse thing.

I will note, for clarity, that this is a modern day urban fantasy story and Lydia's parsing of the situation reflects more on her than the nature of the setting. :)

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

he he Very nice! I love the YA voice!

wearegoingonawitchhunt said...

I could imagine that being said sarcastically too.

Lindsay said...

Yep, Cate nailed it.
Love the humor also

creativebarbwire said...

Interesting six!
Barb

1000th.monkey said...

wow, I think I'd be phased more in her position... guess she's seen/met weirder :)

Sarah Grimm said...

ROFL I love this six!

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Your six sentences reveal an appealing character who's open-minded and helpful. I like her already! Love "Martian-American" too.

J.A. Beard said...

Yes. Lydia definitely has an interesting way of looking at things.

Lucy Felthouse said...

LOL, I love the humour here. Well done :)