Sunday, July 01, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Before The Morning #10 - Will she, or won't she?

Hey beautiful people!

Can you believe it's already the first day of July? Half the year has gone by, and it seems that with every day that passes, we're all getting busier and busier. That's why breaks mean so much more - and what better than downing copious doses of fantastic excerpts while visiting the peeps from the Six Sentence Sunday list?

After June being dedicated to my 1NS story, I come back to my Corpus Brides series today. Do you guys still remember Rayne aka Kali? Elite operative of the clandestine Corpus agency, she is on a mission to rid the world of one of its worst ever criminals, Russian mobster Nikolai Grigorievskiy. To get close to him to gather intel and eventually kill him, Kali has wormed her way into his entourage and his life as Irina, a young call girl from Moscow... whom Nikolai married soon after she lured him to her bed.

The plan was to kill Nikolai and not leave any trace behind. Standard job for Kali... except that, on this mission, she has come face to face with the man she never stopped loving - Ash Gilfoy. Since meeting again, Kali/Rayne is doubting her ability to be a remorseless assassin.

She's facing Nikolai in the living room of their summer residence in Nice, on the night she is supposed to do away with him. Can she go ahead with this mission?


'...
Would he be so relaxed if he knew Interpol and the local police of every European country would storm through every one of his operations' locations in the next hour? With Nikolai and Boris dead, no one would stand in their way.
Nikolai trusted her, and for a second, she faltered—she knew that man intimately, knew every secret corner of his mind. He hadn't always been the bad guy, circumstances, and extreme poverty after the collapse of communism, made him what he was today; he also loved with all his heart, cherished his wife, and desired a family, above all else.
Nikolai is a criminal; what am I thinking?
The kill —she had to do it.
...'


Don't forget to check the peeps from the SSS list - Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Monica Enderle Pierce, Elin Gregory, Jess Schira, Cera duBois, JM Blackman, Cara Bristol, Dee Carney, DeAnna Felthauser, Jazmine Devyne, Babette James, Jessica K, & Gemma Parkes.

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

22 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I love her conflicting emotions here. Makes her human rather than just a killer. Great six as always! :)

Carmen DeSousa said...

Very emotional! Love it!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jessica! I wanted to show the facets, that she is not simply a killer :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Carmen! xoxo

Jess Schira said...

Life is so much easier when things are black and white, and the bad guys completely evil. Great six!

Mae Clair said...

What an awesome job showing her conflict! This is so well done!

Sherry Gloag said...

You've done a brilliant job of portraying her conflict of emotions in these six sentences.

sue said...

conflict makes the world go round and anyway she's not the woman she was a short while ago

BL Bonita said...

Very descriptive, Zee. Love it! :-)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Fantastic conflict and tension, and I'm so glad the bad guy isn't completely bad. You had me questioning her actions right along with her.

And thanks for the recommendation! I'm so flattered. :D

Kate Warren said...

That's quite a situation to be in. I hope she's strong enough to do whatever is necessary.

Fantastic conflict and tension, Zee!

Siobhan Muir said...

Wow, that's harsh. When you see your enemy as a person. Great and profound six, Zee. This sounds like a great story. :)

Thanks so much for the mention, too. I really appreciate it. :)

Cara Bristol said...

She's so torn. The conflicting emotions humanize her. Nice job.

Zee Monodee said...

Exactly, Jess! If only everything were so clear cut... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Mae! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thanks for these nice words, Sherry! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Yep, sue - she's changed already. :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, B! XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Monica, the bad guy is totally bad, but he could've had some good going for him. Unfortunately, the bad deeds outshine the good side... :)
Most welcome for the rec, girl! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Kate! I often wonder how I landed myself into this spot where I had to write such a character. Always come up with a blank though :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Siobhan! I wanted to show that there's always shades of grey in every situation - hopefully that came through :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Cara! I wanted to portray that she is more than the sociopathic assassin :)

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