Three Sentence Thursdays

Today we start something new here. Every Thursday I shall post the last three sentences I added to my current work in progress. Yes, even if they’re utter crap. Now, should the three sentences require some explanation in order to make any sense whatsoever, I may offer a few more sentences or some context.

As it is the inaugural Thursday, however, I shall break my own rules. This week, you shall receive the FIRST three sentences of Sleeping Lady.

Sleeping Lady is a paranormal romance; at least, it will be when it’s a bit further along. It takes place in Alaska. And that’s all I really know at the moment. I’m flying blindly and by the seat of my pants, letting my characters tell me a story about themselves, so I don’t know much yet.

Three sentences:

“She stood gazing at the Sleeping Lady across the water, waiting. Abigail Sutton was always waiting for something. Waiting to take a lunch order, waiting for customers to leave so she could mop the diner’s floors, waiting for her little blue Subaru wagon to warm up so she could go home, waiting for the snow to melt… Always waiting.”

I have no idea at this point whether or not this will actually be the beginning when this piece of fiction is finished. I do know I like it, and the image of Abby staring at my favorite mountain got me on my ass writing.

Hopefully keeping up with Three Sentence Thursdays will help me keep adding words to my work(s) in progress!

I love feedback in all its many flavors, so let me know what you think! The only things I will not tolerate in my comments are attacks upon my person or the person of another commenter. If you desperately need to attack my person, feel free to send me an email; I might even reply so we can have a jolly little private war.

Happy writing everyone!

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6 comments on “Three Sentence Thursdays
  1. verasilver says:

    May I join in? ^_^

    Something glinted, barely visibly, but he noticed it: the handle of his rifle, sticking upwards out of the mud. The beast roared with frustration, opened its mouth wide, and moved in the kill, storming forward with saliva gushing down its slimy black lips. Jeremy grabbed for the rifle and fired, almost blindly, holding down the trigger and filling the room with fire.

    • Paige Nolley says:

      I don’t see why not! Candace Knoebel does Six Sentence Sundays on her blog, I snagged the idea (with permission) from her.

      And I’m interested! Though the first sentence is a bit wordy and awkward. You don’t need the ‘upward’. And I believe you meant “moved in for the kill.” Remember, with action scenes in particular, you want to tell as much as you can in as few words as possible. 😉

      Is this part of tomorrow’s segment of Chimera?

  2. verasilver says:

    I look forward to getting to know Abigail hopefully? 🙂

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