Sunday, February 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Meet the hero from "Once Upon A Stormy Night"

Hey peeps

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! No cyclone this week, thank goodness :) Nice weather actually, back to being in the top 30degreesC or around where I live (coldest spot on the island), with hits of 35degreesC on the coasts and in the capital city.

Anyhow, I planned to go back to the regular SSS snippet this week, to Calling Home, but a few people who've read last week's excerpt from my 1NS have asked me to share some more about it. I still don't have a cover or a release date for this, but here's another peek.

This week, I introduce you to the hero, Lars Rutherford. He's a half-Swedish, half-British expatriate living in Mauritius, and his office is located in the posh wharf buildings of Caudan Waterfront, a former docklands on the harbour in our capital, Port Louis, that has been turned into a shopping village. Yes, that's the pic above - Lars' office is in the tall storeyed building at the top-right.


'...
Lars took in a deep, salt-filled breath as he emerged on the marina, near the cinemas and the colonial stone edifice of the Blue Penny Museum at the back of the waterfront. He spotted his thirty-nine-foot-long, Athena 38 catamaran at the far end of the dock. With a glance at the sky, he saw the weather was good, with a mild breeze, and no clouds. The perfect time to take the boat out, before the cyclone season kicked in with full force in December, only a few weeks away.

But even the satisfaction of a trip on the clear blue seas of the Mauritian lagoon failed to lift him up, and unbidden, his thoughts went back to Magnus' words.

Bloody hell—he needed a shag, and if one came along without the probability his one-night partner would drag him down the aisle, he'd take it. ...'


Here's a few more pics to give you a better visual of the waterfront:

The Marina - Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the left; cinemas in the middle; Blue Penny Museum to the right. Barkly Wharf is right behind the Blue Penny Museum - that's where Lars' office is located.

Lanes of the shopping village
Inside the mall


Don't forget to check out the other SSS participants this week! And big huge thanks to everyone who's come over and double thanks if you've left me a comment :)

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

35 comments:

Paula Martin said...

What a lovely setting for your story! Great contrast in your six from the idyllic picture painted in the first paragraph to besic need of the final sentence!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Paula!

I wanted to show what my island looks like, and lately my stories are the perfect platform :)

VS Morgan said...

Hi Z,

Thanks for sharing more about your beautiful island and the pictures. Your story sounds great. :)

Cate Masters said...

Your description made me say, ahhhhh. Wonderful, Zee. Love the pics too. Looking forward to more!

Lisa Fox said...

Great six and I love the visuals. It sounds like a beautiful place.

angelaquarles.com said...

Great setting! Sounds like Lars needs to meet the heroine ;)

Sherry Gloag said...

I can feel his frustration so clearly and whenin that magical setting in your pics, it comes across even more strongly.

Alix Cameron said...

Fantastic!!

Liz said...

Love this Zee! beautifully described and I love that last lined. You are my first official "Liz's Fav Six" and i'm sharing your six on FB and Twitter....

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Sounds like desperation is setting in. Fun six, Zee. :)

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

LOL! Loved that last line, Zee... Great six!

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

LOL! Loved that last line, Zee... Great six!

Cara Bristol said...

Beautiful setting and photos. (Madame Eve of 1NS sure has a far reach, LOL). Really enjoyed your post today

sue said...

35 is too hot for me. But... perhaps we should visit - it's so gorgeous! and yeah lol the last line (chuckle)

Brenda said...

LOL, your last line totally grabbed my attention. I also love how you describe the setting.

Great sentences.

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, V! I don't contribute eye candy, but I hope I bring some escapism with the pics :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol. Thanks Cate :)

Zee Monodee said...

It sure is, Lisa! I wanted this one to be quite visual, so I hope I managed to convey an accurate description

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Angela! Yup, he definitely needs to meet Simmi. Very soon... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Sherry! I wanted to do him and my island justice - hope I managed :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Alix!

Zee Monodee said...

Wow, Liz - thank you for that lovely honour! Totally stoked :) XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Siobhan. Yep, he is definitely getting frustrated. He's been on the island for seven and a half months, and not one hookup or date in that whole time :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks you, Sara! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Cara! Madame Eve does have an extensive reach - to think she's matchmaking people in the middle of the Indian Ocean... :)
Glad you liked the post

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sue - even 30 is too hot for me; I'm melting here, literally!
But yeah, you should definitely visit :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, thanks Brenda! xoxo

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

I want to go with him, lol!! Great six!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jennifer! XOXO

J.M Blackman said...

The pictures are beautiful, but oddly enough--your description did it for me even more than they did. You really put me there, as usual. It's details like taking a salt-filled breath that make your sixes so great, Zee.

DeAnna Felthauser said...

Glad your weather is better this week Zee! Your island is beautiful.

Fab six as always. I love the last line especially. This is going to be a great read!

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thank you JM! These are such nice words!! I really want to 'show' what my characters are experiencing, and to know that I managed to convey that... They say a picture's worth a thousand words, yet you say my few words worked too? *swoon!* :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks DeAnna! Lol, I was afraid most people wouldn't find Lars sympathetic because of that last line, but it appears that thought's been the biggest hit so far :) *hugs*

Gayle said...

lol, brilliant last line!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol - thank you Gayle! :) I thought that one would be a make or break with the reader, and so far it seems to be the super-winner from this story *yippee!*

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