Six Sentence Sunday, and since that’s the only thing I’ve got time to post at this point on my blog (and I like it, too!), here goes one last snippet from The Angel Genome.
After losing her son, Sam, Lucia has decided that moving on is the only way to keep sane. Which is why Zeph’s question hurts:
His eyes sobered, not a child’s eyes, more serious, more grown-up than they ought to be. He held onto her hand. “Mama?”
The word tore through her like a knife, left her gasping.
“No.” She pried his fingers off her hand and stood, shaking her head over and over, trying to control the urge to run.
The anthology Extinct Doesn’t Mean Forever (containing The Angel Genome and another 18 short stories) is now available:
Very disturbing, implying so much in so few words.
This is very heart-wrenching. Great six.
So very sad and wrenching. Excellent writing!
You play on very strong emotions, and do it so well!!
The worst kind of pain, rendered poignantly. Touching six.
Poor Lucia. I can’t imagine her pain. You do a great job with it.
Powerful sentences. Nice snippet.
The more I read of this, the more I am intrigued. Going to have to check it out. 🙂
Intriguing snippet. I was immediately drawn from the first sentence. Great job! 🙂
Wow, powerful and heart wrenching!
Beautiful and poignant. I love it.
A mother’s desperate need to protect her child…intensely displayed.
Oh…that broke my heart. The pain is so evident in this. Very good job!
Aw, so sad. I really feel for him. And her.
Oh, wow, that is powerful.
Great six! I could feel the heart-breaking emotion from her–and the boy’s hopefulness.
This snip really made me feel for both of them. Great six.
HEre you manage to elicit a lot of emotion from words not written. Nicely done.
I can feel her pain
I don’t know who I have more sympathy for. Great six.
Poor Zeph! Poor Lucia! What a profound scene!
Oh, how sad! 🙁
Good emotion here. Sad stuff.
Gut-wrenchingly sad. The emotion really comes through in just those few simple lines – well done!
aww… heart wrenching write!