Okay, okay, enough teasing these past few Six Sundays. In today’s six, you find out what’s up with the dude calling Dylanie’s name outside her window … sort of:
In a blink, he’s moved from the base of the gnarled tree to the stone patio beneath me. Despite the landscape lights, he looks solid, not like a spirit at all—no haze, no shapeless black shadow figure. Slowly, so slowly, he raises his head. My legs go weak, and I grip the railing for support. Below me is the hot dark-haired man I saw on the steps when I arrived.
“Dylanie, I ask you again: may I come in?”
(Say yes! Say yes!) Next week we’ll find out what he wants from her. Well, one of the things he wants from her. 🙂
And FYI, the blog tour for my upper YA novel, Want, starts tomorrow! The schedule is online here.
Please check out the other Six Sentence Sunday participants, and I’m so excited because some of my critique group members are posting their very first six today! Please show them some love and welcome them to the group: Lee Ann Ward and Joyce Scarbrough.
Have a great week!
Alix Cameron said:
That ever alluring question, from a man of his nature. OF course she’ll ask him in 😉 Great six!
K.E. Saxon said:
Ooo, so spooky. Who is this guy? The intrigue just keeps growing and growing! Great six, Stephanie! Have fun on your blog tour!
Kelly Said said:
Whew, felt like my own legs went weak, hehe! You’ve definitely captured my attention, great six! 😀
Jalisa Blackman (@J_M_Blackman) said:
There’s something so entrancing about someone asking to come in and waiting for the answer, being bound by it. It seems that he is. Maybe because he’s a spirit? Either way, I’m in total love and as usual, am awaiting next Sunday with bated breath. And yay, tour!
Heather Thurmeier said:
This is my first time by your site and I’ll be back. I loved your snippet! Love the writing and voice. I don’t know anything about the story but I want more!!
Gemma Parkes said:
Ooh spooky! Can’t wait to read on!
Lee Ann Ward said:
Oh, Steph, I looove these six sentences! The rest of you can all be jealous…I’ve read this work in progress, so I know exactly who Mr. Mysterious is–one of the benefits of being a crit partner. This is a FABULOUS story, and awesome six sentences. Bravo, Steph!
Paula Martin said:
Great six, we’re all desperate to know who he is!
Lorraine Paton said:
Love your six! He seems very interested in coming inside… I wonder what he wants? I’m curious to see what happens next!
Angela Quarles said:
Oh, man, I got chills! Way to go Stephanie! I can’t wait to read more!!
Wildcat's Wife said:
You have such a way weaving mystery in your snippets. The shadowy figure encourages me to keep reading!
Lila Shaw said:
I think you’re still teasing us! What an intriguing bit.
Talk about a mystery man! Say yes, Dylanie! Great six, Stephanie.
Frank Fisher said:
Good description of the mystery man. Good six, Stephanie!
Ryan Derham said:
She’s gotta be curious, but beware Dylanie … sounds very dangerous. Great six, Steph!
Sandra Bunino (@SandraBunino) said:
I like the eerie feel of your six. I’m looking forward to next week!
Karen de Lange said:
Yep, I would let him in. Great six!
Elin Gregory said:
Say no, say no! Deferred gratification makes the denouement all the sweeter, but I can see from the other comments that I’m in a minority. 🙂