Sunday, September 25, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Walking The Edge: Snippet #16

Hello beautiful people!

It's a bright, sunny Sunday here in Mauritius - perfect weather to hit the beach, as my snorkeling-crazy lads are hinting not so conspicuously. :) I love bright days, but I don't really like being out in the sun... so sitting down in my living room bathed by sunlight to catch up on all those amazing Six Sunday Sentence excerpts sounds like my kind of plan for a perfect end of the weekend.

Thanks to everyone who comes by every week to read my snippets from Walking The Edge. Your words mean so much - you have no idea. Reading all your comments is a highlight of my week.

Now, without further ado (I know, summer and sun take me into melodrama world - told you I didn't like the sun coz it messes up my brain!), here's this week's six...

...a continuation of last week's excerpt. Remember, Gerard, the police commissaire in Marseille, faced certain death when the thug who assaulted him pulled out a gun. But then something happens - a woman steps in, brings the thug down and shoots him dead. She ends up saving Gerard's life, and he is forced to reconsider his previous deductions about her...

"... It can't be. She was the same woman who'd met him at the bistro, yet, at the same time, she wasn't - her features were different, harder, and, he realized with dread, completely focused yet expressionless.

Something told him to take another look. She hadn't dropped the gun, and for an insane moment, he wondered if she'd aim it his way and shoot. There had been no hesitation in her two shots, and, as his eyes took in the way she held the Sig—one hand curled around the grip and the other anchoring it—a realization clattered in his brain.

She held it like a professional and merde if she hadn't shot like a professional too. ..."


Catch the rest of the SSS posse and their snippets here - you won't be disappointed. :)

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

54 comments:

Alix said...

Wonderful six! Great work lovely Lady.

Dee Carney said...

Intriguing six!

Angela Guillaume said...

Love it, sweet! And just remembered I have to post mine! :-D xxxxxxxxxx

Jessica Subject said...

Great six! I'm reading this story right now, so I'm getting sneaks peaks of what will happen next. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Alix! You're sweet :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Dee! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Angela, hey sis!

So you're posting this week? Will drive by soon. Hugs!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Jessica. Can't wait to hear what you think about the story. Thanks for getting a copy. :) xoxo

Kathleen Grieve said...

Professional with a gun and...what other talents? Lol

Sandra Bunino said...

First, what a lucky lady to be living and writing where you are! It must bring you incredible inspiration.

Love your six! Sounds like a great read. Nice job.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Kathleen! She's a woman of many facets! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Sandra! Yes, Mauritius is a lovely, beautiful place. Paradise on earth :) and I can't conceive of living elsewhere.

Glad you liked the six! Thanks for dropping by. :)

Christine Warner said...

Loved your 6...great internal musings showing his conflict about his feelings for her. Can't wait to see what you post next week!

J.C. Martin said...

Intriguing lady! Great details about how she holds the gun to demonstrate her proficiency in it.

Bree said...

Not much sexier than a woman who knows how to use a gun. lol! Great six!!

Cherie Marks said...

I couldn't wait to get back here this week. Your story has stuck with me. It is definitely on my TBASAP (to buy as soon as possible) pile. Great six!

clairegillian.com said...

Mauritius! Color me impressed and jealous. I'm with you about the sun though. On to the six. I adore a strong woman capable of surprising with her abilities. Nice!

Cate Masters said...

Oh, love this - two sides of the same woman. Definitely has his attention now, lol. Great work!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Love a woman who can handle herself! Awesome six!

sue said...

Really enjoying where this is going - great characters and setting

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Christine! I'll follow-up with this scene next week, hopefully. Glad you liked it! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks J.C! I wanted the details to ring true - glad if I managed. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Bree! Thanks :)

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thanks Cherie! So glad you're liking the story :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Claire! Yup, I live in paradise. :) But there's too much sun *never happy, aren't I?*
Yes too, I have a suprising heroine here. She's got lots of facets :)

Zee Monodee said...

That's right, Cate - she definitely has his attention now! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jennifer! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Awesome - thanks, Sue! Glad I did my job *evil laugh!* :)

Lex Valentine said...

Yep she sounds thoroughly professional. Now, what's he gonna do about that? Great six!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Lex - he's in a dilemma now. :)

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Great six! :)

Cara Bristol said...

I think he's in big trouble!

Your characters are developing nicely. Well done.

Paula Martin said...

Great six, makes me want to know more about her!

Jalisa said...

Super suspenseful and well-written. It's great to follow along with his deductions as he makes them! Excellent six!

Gem Sivad said...

Love a "professional" woman. *BG* Great six!

Sherry Gloag said...

I wonder how she got there in time to save him? And just who is she? intriguing 6.

Lindsay said...

Loving the story even more. I just put it on my Wish List at Amazon

Taryn Kincaid said...

Great tension and suspense.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you Siobhan! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cara - yep, he's in trouble, getting sucked into a mire. And what he knows of her right now is not even the half of it. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Paula - my work is done, then, if you're intrigued. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jalisa. I wanted to give a good glimpse of what's unraveling inside his mind right upon that moment - glad if this came through. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Gem - yep, a professional indeed. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sherry,

She met Gerard at a bistro in town, and they had a rather violent encounter in the alley next to the eatery. He thought he left her weakened and scared, but she picked herself up and has been following him all the way (you can catch previous SSS snips where the fight in the alley was shown).

Who is she? That's the real question. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Lindsay! Let me know if you get the book. Thanks in advance :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Taryn!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

LOVE IT, as always! Zee...YOU ROCK!

Lucy Felthouse said...

Great six - really enjoyed this :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, JoAnne! Rock like a hurricane? Or maybe not *grin*

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Lucy! Glad you could come over! )

1000th.monkey said...

ARGH!! I want more right now!!!

lexcade said...

Ze plot thickens!!! I have to see more!!!!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol 1000th Monkey! Next Sunday is just a few days away - promise it'll come very quick :)

Thanks though, and congrats again on your amazing req!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lex! More coming Sunday, promise :)

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