Sunday, October 14, 2012

#sixsunday Before The Morning #24: A spy's encounter with Mummy Dearest

Hello beautiful people!

It's a lovely spring Sunday here in Mauritius - sun is shining, the breeze is cool, so it's not chilly and at just the right temperature to not be scorching yet (that's prolly gonna change by evening when we start to roast, already *what will summer be like???*) but so far it's a good day and I for one am happy to be posting for Six Sentence Sunday.

Join me? I started doing the rounds again last week - looking forward to more happy trolling on the list later.

And I'm taking ye all back to Vegas. Remember (last week's excerpt), Rayne was calling home after receiving the emailed invite to attend her sister's wedding (who, incidentally, is marrying Ash's brother!). What a better way to get Ash to stick with her than bringing him as her +1 to the wedding?

Except that Rayne, for all she's a super efficient spy and master manipulator, had not counted on how it'd be like to speak with her Mummy once again, esp in a not-between-missions capacity.

Rayne's mum, Maura, has answered the call, and hearing Rayne's voice, has launched into her endless questions before the 3-minute mark, the time all Rayne's calls last (paranoia has nothing on this gal!).


'...
She listened to the rapid barrage of words, knowing her mother wanted to make the most of the three-minute limit, since Maura Cheltham knew the drill—Rayne had learned how to filter the message and tag the questions one by one before she replied.
"I'm fine, Mum, everything's okay, and I'm—" she faltered; what did she tell her mother? That she was in Las Vegas, where she'd just made a drunken Ash marry her, and that she’d come back to England weeks earlier but hadn’t managed to call home?
Where did she start; what did she say; and, an even better question—how did she say it? She'd forgotten how to talk to people, outside of the setup of an assignment with other agents, because then, all her words had a purpose, directed toward a goal. She didn't indulge in needless, mindless chatter, which "normal" talk with "normal" people was all about.
...'


Diving back into the family fold - will this be Rayne's most perilous mission, after all? Find out when you grab a copy of Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book Two).

Don't forget to check some amazing peeps on the official SSS list - among others, Jessica Subject, Rinelle Grey, Jess Schira, Sabrina Garie, Gemma Parkes, Carmen deSousa, Christine Warner, Taryn Kincaid, Carrie Carin, Sue Ann Bowling, Kristal Baird, Cara Bristol, Susanna Frase, Paula Martin, Tonya Burrows, Dee Carney, & Cera Dubois.

Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend, peeps! Guess what - my husband is taking me out on a lunch date today *grin*

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

31 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Great show of her struggling with living a "normal" life again. As always, an awesome six! :)

Krystal Shannan said...

I feel her mental anguish! Great six!

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Jessica! :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Krystal! Glad that came through :) xoxo

sabrinagarie.com said...

Talk about capturing the uniqueness of someone's life in six sentences! You nailed it lady. Wonderful six. And thanks for the mention.

Evelyn Jules said...

Maybe she needs to follow Vegas rules: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. ;) Great six!

Zee Monodee said...

Aww, thank you, Sabrina! And most welcome on the mention :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Evelyn. She's starting to think the same thing, but unfortunately, that won't be the case :) xoxo

Wildcat's Wife said...

I enjoyed Evelyn's comment about Vegas. Laugh. Her mom can sure shake her down and expose weak spots. I like the vulnerability!

Siobhan Muir said...

I feel her pain and her uncertainty. Plus, being in Vegas myself, how do you explain the odd things that happen there? Fun six, Zee! :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Family--the real tough stuff.

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

Nicely done six.

christine warner said...

Great insights into your heroine and her own internal power struggle. Loved your six Zee!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I could feel her mental anguish and uncertainty of how her mother would react to what she'd done. Great six!!

Paula Martin said...

Wow, you've really captured her innermost thoughts and feelings here, and managed to say so much in just six sentences!

Anastasia Vitsky said...

Oh, this is nice! Very much a hook and makes me want to know more.

Layna Pimentel said...

Wow...totally got where she was coming from and the anxiety of it all. Fantastic job, Zee!

patonlorraine said...

Great conflict in this situation! Love it. Great six, Zee! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Carrie - her mum can definitely make her quake in her boots. Poor Rayne :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lol, Siobhan - as a Vegas resident, you would know about the odd stuff. Glad her uncertainty came through :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Oh yes, Sue - they're the most perilous of missions :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Cera! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Christine! xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Lovely words, Karen - thank you! It's amazing how we all feel when having to face up to our mother :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

*grin* Thanks, Paula! :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Anastasia. Glad you enjoyed it :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Layna! Glad you enjoyed the six :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks, Lorraine! xoxo

Jess Schira said...

Ah, the plot thickens :) I can relate to the way she feels about her mom. Great six, Zee!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Jess! Glad you could come by :) XOXO

Sarah Ballance said...

Love how she tries to strike this balance, though the events she needs to explain are anything but "normal" LOL!

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