Saturday, August 27, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #19: A Very Tortured View of Labor and Frontier History


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For today's Six Sentence Sunday, I'm flipping back to my YA urban fantasy WIP, Osland. Here, we see the oft-confused Lydia Wray offer her rather fanciful theory to the main character, Gail, on why cell phones don't work on their Seattle boarding school campus:


“But there’s a rumor that a hundred years ago some Indians killed these striking union guys, so now the union guys are ghosts and haunt the school blocking cell phones.” Lydia blinked. “Not Indians. I mean not like Leandra. I mean Native Americans.”

How do you even respond to something like that? 


13 comments:

Alix said...

Great six, and solid writing getting that complicated and odd idea across so well. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.

Angela S. Stone said...

huh?! well that is certainly a six packed with something interesting!!

xx
A,

Sherry Gloag said...

rofl. Those are some technicall advanced ghosts! Great 6

sue said...

nope no way can respond to that! loved the cell phone bit

Chrystalla Thoma said...

ROFL! Loved the explanation. Makes perfect sense! :)

creativebarbwire said...

Wow, interesting theory! XD
Great six
Barb

Vivien Dean said...

With a blank stare, would be my guess, lol.

Thanks for sharing!

J.A. Beard said...

The next sentence actually is "I stared at her, my mouth open."

Aimee Laine said...

You don't respond to that. You just look dumbfounded. ;)

melyndaprice said...

There's really nothing you can say to that. LOL :)

1000th.monkey said...

...I'd call that a 'tall-tale'... blank stare is right :)

Cate Masters said...

Some people will believe anything, lol. Fun six.

Hailey Edwards said...

Very nice. Good buildup in this scene.