It’s Six Sentence Sunday again, and it’s time to play. 🙂
Since you seem to like Dioscuri, here is another snippet from the story. Kastor is baffled by everyone’s strange behavior and for being punished for things he can’t remember doing. He doesn’t yet know that his brother, Polydeukes, has struck a dangerous deal with the gods to keep Kastor alive. The Satyr of the Temple of the Resistance is also curious and wants to know what exactly is going on…
“Listen, Satyr, I appreciate the time you’re taking for me, but I’ve got to meet someone, I—”
“Because it cannot be someone playing games with the Underworld, can it?” The Satyr leaned closer, his long, flat face driving fear like a dagger into Kast, nailing him to his seat, driving his breath out. “That would cause the wrath of the higher immortals; call them down to punish us all. One doesn’t toy with the boundaries between the dead and the living.”
Kast drew back, the hairs on the back of his neck rising.
Here you can also read my interview with Julia Hones about fantasy writing.
Also, tomorrow I will be blogging about satyrs, silenes and other mythological creatures at Arnorris’ Blog. Come say hi! 🙂
For more great SSS snippets from all literary genres, go here. And remember, today is the One Year Anniversary of SSS – sign in at the site and be among the lucky ones to get a prize! 🙂 Ebooks, vouchers… Story goodness!
Above all, have fun! 🙂
Double ‘driving’ in the second sentence 😀
This is a pretty awesome thing you’re involved in. Hope it’s getting you lots of attention and views.
Thanks for the comment. Why don’t you join, too? That’d be great! 🙂
Sair’s getting clued in to the danger. Love how you show that. Your release day is right around the corner. Congrats!
Ooo very good, different and I love that!!!
another strong and intriguing snippet!
Satyrs! What a cool story! Great 6!
This is definitely on my TBR list!
Intriguing post. Can’t wait for more
Ah. The book of my heart takes place in the Underworld. So I’m loving this.
what a fab six, I loved this sentence : That would cause the wrath of the higher immortals; call them down to punish us all. One doesn’t toy with the boundaries between the dead and the living.
Dying to read more on this!
Packed a punch with these six! Intriguing characters, and great snippet!
sounds interesting !! Ill be adding this to be tbr pile !! thanks kat
“One doesn’t toy with the boundaries between the dead and the living.” So ominous. Love that.
Thank you all for the comments! 🙂
Completely fascinating. I really enjoyed it.
Hmm…wonder if Kast will heed his warning. Intriguing characters!
Love toying with the boundaries between dead and living! Great six!
I really like the sound of this one! Fascinating!
Nono. One does not mess with boundaries gods put into place. That’s just stupid.
Great six! I look forward to reading more.
‘driving fear like a dagger into Kast,’ Love that line. Can’t wait to read more!
What a great concept! This is an awesome six!
Great six and happy anniversary.
Very spooky. Nice six!
Very nice build up of suspense.
Very intense. Love this six. Looking forward to more next week!
Your descriptions are very, very good. It’s always a pleasure to read a skilled writer’s work. Great six.
This sounds really interesting — great tension building!
I get the sense Kast is going to ignore the warning and get in all sorts of trouble. Nice six!
Love this. 🙂 I am a fan of fantasy and you really drew me in. Excellent job.
Great concept. Hope to see more of this in future weeks!
Nice, epic sound to it. Thanks for sharing.
Is Satyr going to rat on him?!
ooh! very intense!