Saturday, September 3, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #20: There's something in the water

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For today's Six Sentence Sunday, I'm remaining with my YA urban fantasy WIP, Osland. Here, the protagonist runs into a rather odd new restriction at her new school:

After we passed a few fountains, I said, “This school is f. . .this school is f. . .this school is messed up.” The f-bomb wouldn’t come out—more than a little weird. While I’d like to think I wasn’t super-foul-mouthed, on occasion, I did let a few colorful words slip out. Sure, I’ll admit after Mom and Dad died, the f-bombs started dropping a bit more often, but I never had trouble pushing the words out. Now I could barely even think of them. Did the teachers drug the water or something? 

21 comments:

Pippa Jay said...

Ha, I bet there are a lot of schools that wish they could do just that! But it's kind of creepy if something is suppressing her normal behaviour.

sue said...

did they? drug the water? and good character - already see part of his background

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Heh, how intriguing! How's that for regulating student behavior? :D So glad my school had no magic wards! Great six.

J.A. Beard said...

The school definitely has done 'something', but they haven't drugged the water. ;)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Interesting premise. I have a species that can't swear verbally--expletives express emotion, and that is transmitted by mind-touch.

creativebarbwire said...

Haha! Love the unwanted "self-censorship"! :-)
Barb

Sherry Gloag said...

Intriguing :-)

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh, what is going to happen? Very intriguing. Nice.

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to see what the school has done to them. Some form of mind control, maybe

Cara Bristol said...

The school can't be all bad. LOL. Intriguing six. Enjoyed it.

Sarah Grimm said...

How odd. I'm intrigued and can't wait to learn how the school pulled it off.

Verna Clay said...

I really want to know what's keeping her from dropping bombs. Is it the school or something else?

melyndaprice said...

Ha, I love it. "Did they drug the water or something?" She's certainly tongue-tied :)

Jessica Subject said...

Love the voice and the six! You have me very intrigued.

Layna Pimentel said...

Intriguing. The school possibly drugging the water.

Heather Thurmeier said...

Nothing wrong with an occasional F-bomb! Can't wait to see what happens at this school!

Aimee Laine said...

Yes, they probably DID drug the water. :)

Vivien Dean said...

Oh, I like this a lot. Enough detail to keep me interested without answering all the questions. Thanks for sharing!

Alix said...

I'm echoing Pippa, very creepy to think they could put something in the water. Superb six.

J.A. Beard said...

Thanks all for stopping by.

1000th.monkey said...

Very intriguing! ...can't wait to see what else awaits her ;)