Happy Mardi Gras, Sixers! Things are in full swing here on the Gulf Coast. In fact, I’m probably at a parade as you read this … (which means my comments will be late–sorry!)
So, in honor of all those beads and dubloons, here are six sentences from Want, part of which takes place at a Mardi Gras parade and ball in Mobile, Alabama (yes, we celebrate it here, too!).
Below, our main character Julianne has arrived at her parents’ Mardi Gras society’s annual ball with two very worried men:
I, on the other hand, am on top of the world. I look like a million bucks and I’m about to enter the year’s biggest party with two of my favorite men, one on each arm. It doesn’t get better than this.
The ball is completely over-the-top, like someone took a circus, an aviary and a Broadway production and smashed them together. Add a touch of Creole seasoning, et voila. You’ve got the annual bal masque of the Mystics of Dardenne.
In case you’d like a tiny bit more, I also posted a snippet in honor of Valentine’s Day here. (And if you really like what you’re reading, please add Want to your to-read list on Goodreads.)
As always, please visit the other #sixsunday participants. We come from all genres and write about everything under the sun!
Have a great week and laissez les bon temps roulez!
Wendy S. Russo said:
Ah…Mardi Gras. My first and last parade was Bacchus in 1997. We were about a mile from the French Quarter on St. Charles. John Goodman was the head marshall. I came home with five pounds of beads. After that night, I can honestly say I prefer the creole seasoning to the circus. That’s just me, though. 🙂 I hope you had a great time!
angela quarles said:
Great 6 Stephanie, you’ve captured the anticipation and description of a Mardi Gras ball!
Sandra Bunino said:
I love the allure of Mardi Gras and hope to experience it first hand one day! A man on each arm? Lucky girl!
Alix Cameron said:
Great anticipation, and so much fun to be had!
K.E. Saxon said:
I love the description of the ball–you created a great visual, there. Loved your six!
Paula Martin said:
Sounds good – I’d love to experience a Mardi Gras parade and celebration!
DeAnna Felthauser said:
Lovely description! It made me want to experience Mardi Gras. 🙂
Gemma Parkes said:
Sounds great, whatever shall l wear! Great imagery!
Kelly Said said:
Wow, these six sentences made me feel like I was there, in the story with Julianne! Very nice sample. I’m looking forward to this release! 🙂
Lila Shaw said:
Where’s my invitation to the Mardi Gras ball? Sounds like a blast.
IKR? I’m still waiting for mine. Though I’m pretty sure this book will get me blacklisted … O_O
Strong voice in this six. Really sets the scene nicely. I’m with Lila. Where’s my invite?
J. M. Blackman said:
Wow, I could see-smell-taste this ball–and I totally want in. 🙂 I definitely added Wanted to my to-read list on Goodreads. Loving your sixes, Stephanie. They’re great each week.
Thanks so much. Your thoughtful comments are something I look forward to. 🙂
Nice atmosphere and sense of anticipation. Gets you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Hope you had a great time at yours! And thanks for stopping by and commenting on my six, Stephanie!
Hey, I’m so happy to see a dude participating! We need more guys and more genres in #sixsunday!
I’ve been to New Orleans but not Mardi Gras…. lucky girl with two men..
Love the whimsical touch of “et voila.” 🙂
Nick Kelly said:
Good setup. That French/cajun really makes her attitude pop.
Gayle Ramage said:
Great description, and I love her confidence. 😀