Sunday, September 18, 2011

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY~31

                           

Yeah! It's Sunday! Here's another Six from my wip, Temperatures Rising. Last we met Nursing student Ann Raines, she had met Sexy Ewan McGregor look alike at Jolly's Taproom. It's the morning after and she's a bit hungover...

How the hell did I get here? Stomach queasy, she forced her eyelids back open; focus, damn it!

Mouth dry with the old sour taste of liquor tattooed to the inner membranes, she sat up and peered into the dimness cast by the fog through the large window that encompassed an entire wall. The movement initiated a series of painful spikes along the base of her skull that vibrated in agonizing waves to her temples. A soft moan escaped her parched lips.


God, she needed to remember she wasn’t as young as she used to be; the new and improved Anne Raines was a responsible person striving to earn her nursing degree. In fact, her first clinical was… Aww...shit!


That's it! We will continue this snippet next week! Meanwhile, stop by http://www.sixsunday.com/ to enjoy more Sixes from some awesomely talented authors!



Happy Sunday!!Kathleen

30 comments:

Alix said...

'..old sour taste of liquor tattooed..' oh my, I love you snippet. Great job.

2bmechick said...

Wow what description!!!

Jessica Subject said...

What a realistic description. Well done! I want to know what happens next, what else she learns when she becomes more aware of her surroundings. :)

Ray Sostre said...

Great description. Now I want to know what the "aw shit" was about. Excellent Six!

Laura said...

Aw shit is right! OMG what a great Six!

An Open Book said...

Uh-oh...that doesn't sound good- great 6
Dawne P

Kallypso Masters said...

Oh, yeah, that definitely describes hungover--great Six! Very descriptive!

Sondra said...

The entire description is wonderful. "Tattooed to the inner membranes" has got to be one of the best lines I've read in a long time. Great six. It even made me (briefly) forget the incredible photo of Ewan.

Cara Bristol said...

vivid, detailed description of the morning after. Nicely done.

sue said...

Great six - bet the exam is - too late!

Sarah Grimm said...

Awesome snippet, Kathleen! I love it!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Uh-oh! Love the realization. Great six! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Uh-oh! Loved your voice and the descriptions in here! Well done :)

Rawiya said...

Nicely done 6!

Eleri Stone said...

Great description. Feel for her.

Jennifer Johnson said...

Very nice.

Cherie Marks said...

I can feel this hangover, and I have a feeling she will for a while. Great six!

Lorien Velez said...

Painful spikes along the base of her skull - great description! Love her POV and character. :)

Gem Sivad said...

Very descriptive(and accurate. Hope she doesn't screw up her clinicals.

Xakara said...

Great descrip! That ending cracked me up! :)

~Xakara
A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6SS

Lisa Fox said...

Ah yes. Hangovers are a whole different beast when you are old. Lol!

KaceyHammell said...

uh poor girl. love the description of the hangover. Would love to know what happened BEFORE the hangover tho LOL
Good 6, Kathleen.

Lindsay said...

You really got the hangover part perfect, or so I've been told.

Lex Valentine said...

That's too funny! Great six!

Christine Warner said...

oh oh...I think she's in trouble! Written so that anyone can relate...loved your 6

Pablo Michaels said...

Fantastic description of her hangover!

1000th.monkey said...

Ha! Aw, shit is right! Wonderful description... I live being inside this character's head :)

Dee Carney said...

Girlfriend, ain't none of us as young as we used to be. LOL. ;)

Cate Masters said...

Even responsible people have fun! Painfully accurate description of a hangover, lol. Excellent six.

Lila Shaw said...

Uh-oh, it's going to be a hell of a clinical. Nice descriptive language.