- You pick six (6) sentences from anything you’ve written–a work in progress (wip), something under submission, something sold; something new, something old.
- You sign up at the Six Sunday website Tuesday starting at 6PM EST.
- You post it on Sunday (along with posting a link of suxisunday.com)! Such as I have below.
- And then you enjoy.
And I’m sharing snippets from a wip called Countdown, in which a young woman is doing everything she can to save her floating city from being “decommissioned,” or dropped from the sky.
Last week Lawson, Zoe’s brother, is racing home to warn his mother about the city’s decommisioning and the solderis in town. He’s found that he didn’t beat the soldiers home. Now, he has to figure out how to approach the situation. He’s just as quick on his feet as his sister.
He couldn’t move for longer than he cared to admit to, longer than forever. And in that eternity, he imagined the travesties that his mother could at that very moment be enduring. It made him get to his feet despite the electric sting of terror that had frozen his fingers and soured his stomach.
He wanted to check for the shotgun they kept hidden in the barn, then run into the house ready to splatter royal blood. But he knew the best case scenario really ended with the butt of a gun smashing into his mouth. And God knew where that would leave his mother.
We’ll see what he really decides to do next week. But you’ve still got a world of great reading ahead of you.