Well NaNoWriMo was a busy time, as usual, and many of my usual internet-based activities fell by the proverbial wayside. However, I managed to win, so I'm happy.
While my latest release, Bridging The Gaps makes a wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's or other holiday or birthday gift, since I've been working on something else this week's six will be from my current WIP.
Ladies and gentlemen I give you six sentences from the as yet incomplete first draft of The DeFord Chronicles, Part II, sequel to (that's right, you guessed it) The DeFord Chronicles, Part I. I will choose this week's six via my random scrolling method partly because it has worked so well in the past, and partly because decision making is not one of my strengths today. So from chapter 13 I give you the following:
Scene: Chauncy DeFord and his friend Sir James Quinly are preparing to leave the home of Chauncy's cousin in France. James is complaining that Chauncy did not warn him about the ladies of the house and their enthusiasm for male company. Chauncy speaks first here. (please note this takes place in the year 1422)
"How did you manage to put them off?”
“I told the first that I had taken a vow of chastity, and breaking it would result in my immediate death. With the second I invented a dread plague that could be caught by kissing. The third nearly overpowered me.” James shuddered at the memory. “It was only feigning that her uncle would be arriving presently that saved me from Lady Chrestienne. Praise God she did not stop to wonder why Monsieur Baricaud would be visiting my chambers [at night].”
That's my six for the week. Be sure to visit all the other wonderful authors at Six Sentence Sunday.