Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll

Six Sentence Sunday

Another Sunday, and the last Six Sentence Sunday in its current format, although I'm hopeful the meme will continue one way or another. Today, a set from 'The Woman Who Hatched a Fairy's Egg' in my short story collection A Series of Ordinary Adventures. Cynthia and Matthew meet for the first time:

Cynthia thought about her good walking boots back at the house, and about the egg all alone in her airing cupboard. There was a bus, of course, but—she checked her watch—the next one wouldn’t be due for a good forty-five minutes yet. Then the bus back, unless she walked part of the way, taking up more of her morning, would mean another wait of almost an hour.

“I’m going that way myself after here.”

Cynthia turned, and her gaze tracked up until she was looking into a pair of dark blue eyes set deep in a weather-beaten face. Few local men were significantly taller than her, but this was a giant, an impression enhanced further by his shaggy beard and hair, both rich brown shot through with grey.

To see what other people have been posting this week, go to the website here and follow the links to all the story extracts, with something to suit every taste.
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