I am participating in a weekly online event called “Six Sentence Sunday“. We link our blogs to the Six Sentence Sunday website, and post six sentences from either a published or unpublished work of ours. It’s a way to read what other people have written, network, and have fun. Check it out, it’s great!
For this one, my first participation, I am posting six lines from my paranormal novella DIOSCURI coming out in March with MuseItUp Publishing.
What DIOSCURI is about:
When you are Zeus’ immortal son, you know you can get away with mostly anything. But, as Pol will soon find out, bringing back the dead is not one of those things.
Besides, pretending to be his brother Kast, as part of the plot to annul his death, is proving way too hard for Pol. If he can’t fool the mortals, how will he ever manage to fool the gods?
My six sentences from DIOSCURI:
Oh boy, Kast probably never opened his mouth when on duty. Figures. He had to relax, play Kast’s role. He was jittery, and his mind kept flashing images of Kast dying, blood pouring out of the wound in his chest, thick and warm. The room swam in Pol’s gaze for a moment, and he placed a hand on the wall behind him, to steady himself. Kast was not dead.
I hope you will like DIOSCURI. I am planning a trilogy of Greek myths retold around the theme of siblings and mythology. Have a nice day! 🙂
You can read more excerpts from the participating authors here.
That is pretty awesome.
Did you say you’d gotten this published now?
I am a fan of Greek myths retold! Loved the 6!
Hey David! It’s coming out in March!
Emma, thanks!! 🙂
Love the concept, sibling love, behind Dioscuri. Smooth, griping, your confident writing style shines with every word. Great excerpt!
Wahoo! I love Greek myths. Used to devour them when I was younger. Seeing the characters come alive is great fun.
Very interesting idea!
Welcome to SSS! I love Greek myths and will look forward to this.
Hi Chrystalla. Great seeing another member of the CC gang here. Welcome to SSS.
Love your six. Pol’s uncertainty in playing his brother’s role, and sudden realization that Kast isn’t dead is a great revelation.
welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. Awesome six!
Thank you, guys! Loved your excerpts, too.
Great snippet! Welcome to SSS!
Great snippet. Love your phrasing!
Really intriguing. I love mythology and this sounds awesome!
Mythology is awesome and so is this snippet. I can’t wait to see more!
Welcome to SSS! Very interesting excerpt.
Love this premise! And your six!
You connected the emotions of this scene well with the reader. I felt it. Nice job!
Very nice! Can’t wait to read more.
So glad you’ve joined in with SSS, and what a great first act. Pol’s determination to save his brother is so powerful. I’m waiting and waiting for this one to be released.
Wow, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it when it releases. Nice job!
Ah, the book of my heart is a futuristic myth retelling. So I have a soft spot for those. Best of luck with yours!
Excellent. A mythical mix-up.
Welcome to SSS! Great post. I love Mythology
Great emotion here.
Looking forward to reading more.
Oh and welcome to SSS!
Welcome to SSS! Love the premise here.
Welcome to the group and I love Greek mythology tales.
‘Bout time we see you on 6 Sunday 🙂
Great six! I’m a big fan of Greek myths 🙂
Nice six! 🙂
Thanks, everyone! Glad to be part of SSS! 🙂
That’s just weird (and from me this is good). Are they twins? Is he taking his place? This just raises all sorts of good questions.
Yes, exactly! Identical twins, and he is pretending to be his brother – with little success, lol! 😀