Sunday, September 4, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Not a Dragon's Standard Virgin "The Problem"


Welcome back, Sixers! I hope you're having a good holiday weekend. While you're snooping around the new snippet of story, please read the previous post on Nara Malone's interview. There's an opportunity to win a free ebook and a NookColor, as well as other prizes. Take a look.

This month I'm offering six sentences from Not A Dragon's Standard Virgin, a story about a young woman who lives in a village plagued by a "dragon". They've set up the whole Virgin Sacrifice tradition, but it hasn't been working all that well, so the village Elders are looking for the next virgin. Isabelle Anderson appears to be the next girl on the list because she just won't bow to anyone else's will or hand. She also isn't willing to wait for fate to get her.

            So, if she didn’t want to die at the hands of the village Elders in the Virgin Sacrifice, she’d have to make certain she was no longer a virgin. Of course, that presented a whole new set of problems. Instead of just being a strange and intractable virgin daughter of the tavern keeper, she’d be a strange, intractable hussy.
            Isabelle snorted. From one curse to the next; there was no winning. Either she was Dragon-bait or she was a whore.

I hope that intrigues you. Don't forget to check out the other authors who participate in Six Sentence Sunday and the interview below. Thank you so much to all who comment and return each week! Happy reading! :)

18 comments:

  1. "Instead of just being a strange and intractable virgin daughter of the tavern keeper, she’d be a strange, intractable hussy."

    ROFL... love that bit of ftw sarcasm.

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  2. "From one curse to the next; there was no winning. Either she was Dragon-bait or she was a whore." Dramatic conflict, not to mention the double standard, rears its ugly head, along with off-stage dragons. Quite a bit to pack into six lines.

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  3. Quite the conundrum! Can't wait to see what she decides. :)

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  4. Well, at least she takes her fate into her own hands. BTW, what *really* snagged me was the set-up. How the first virgin sacrifice didn't work out so well. Makes me want to find out about that. Can I get this somewhere?

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  5. Ha!
    With 6 sentences you've got the voice of the char right there! Great 6!

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  6. Dragon bait or whore, not much of a choice! Great six.

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  7. Aw, poor Isabelle! Not much of a choice! :-(
    Barb

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  8. Oh my God, loved this! Great premise, great voice. Well done!

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  9. This was awesome, Siobhan! Can't wait to read more. You go girl!

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  10. Love the last line! Made me laugh! Great six!

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  11. "Dragon bait or a whore"!! LOL Life's choices can be so cruel. Wonderful conflict here!

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  12. Dying or having sex? Um, I'll take the whore label, please. :)

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