Saturday, May 28, 2011

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY - May 29


Our contribution is from I.O.U. SEX, the story of three women who make a pact to track down their high school steadies. Peggy has just met with private investigator James Hornby and hired him to find her old boyfriend, Mark.

Waves of heat rose from the sidewalk as Peggy strutted from the air conditioned building to her Cadillac Escalade parked at the curb. Climbing into her SUV felt like entering an oven, but Peg hardly noticed the intense heat. As the engine roared to life, she turned the air conditioning to MAX and slipped off her shoes, wriggling her toes to restore circulation.
         She spoke to her smiling reflection in the rear view mirror. "Look out, Mark William Smith. Hornby's on your trail, and even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while."

[By the way, Peggy LOVES to use homey sayings. We dubbed them "Peggy-isms" and had a lot of fun sprinkling them into her dialog.]


For more Six Sentence Sunday snippets (or to add your own), click on this link: Six Sentence Sunday. Thank you, Sara Brookes, for hosting.

33 comments:

  1. Loved the "Peggy-ism!" Hope they are sprinkled generously throughout the story! Great six. I can feel the heat.

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  2. Love this character. So unique. I can really hear her.

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  3. Lol! Peggy sounds like trouble, and the Peggy-isms sound hilarious. :) Good job

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  4. More Peggy-isms please. :) Love the visual of the heat and the AC on max.

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  5. I love these Peggy-isms. This is such a fun story!

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  6. I love the description of the heat - I've gotten in cars on days like that. Not fun. :D

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  7. ROTFL! SO descriptive, and that final line had me howling! Awesome.

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  8. Sounds like a really cool character. The last line is classic!

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  9. Great description; feel the heat of the car, been there done that, too hot for me...unless with the opposite sex. Love the humor, every book could use some humor.

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  10. Love this take charge woman. "Look out, Mark William Smith." Love it!

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  11. Reading this my feet tingled a little, remembering the intensely welcome feeling of slipping out of a pair of uncomfortable shoes. I guess that's a testament to how much I hate wearing heels! LOL

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  12. Great voice!
    Great six.
    Aloha,
    Kristin Wolfgang

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  13. Great premise and title. Loved the six.
    Glad you're in love with Russ - thanks for stopping by.

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  14. I just finished reading the book and it should be in everyones ereader. This is a really fantastic story of loves lost, found and-no I'm not going to tell you what else.

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  15. Peggy-isms, love it! Her character has a great voice.

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  16. Poor Mark. Gotta love this lady. Great six!

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  17. I love heat; I find it so exotic. Great six!

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  18. This is great fun. I'm with Liz. Great premise, great title. Wonderful last line Peggyism.

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  19. as a dyed-in-the-wool Southerner I LOVE the "blind hog" bit! can't wait to read more!
    cheers
    Liz

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  20. I think Trouble with a capital T is on Mark's trail.

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  21. Fun six, I smiled and read them twice!

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  22. Uh oh...what is she up to??

    lol

    Good job.

    Best,
    Allure Van Sanz

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  23. Love the Peggy-isms, the concept and even the cover! Fun six!

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  24. Very nice! Really enjoyed the scene. :)

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  25. Sounds like a fun read! Wonder if she'll fall for the PI, though?

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  26. WOW! Love the details in here. I could feel the A/C and see her wriggling toes! ;-D Great six!!

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  27. Peggy-isms - love it! And love the premise of this story. Wonderful imagery here. Fun six!

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  28. Love the comparison to the "blind hog", ha ha!

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