Welcome to my fourth “Six Sentence Sunday”. Thank you for visiting and especially for any comments you might leave me.
This six, like last week’s, comes from an urban fantasy novel I completed a first draft of last summer, book 1 from The Land Of Enchantment series: My Fair Vampire.
Our heroine, Dori, is a newly created, but incredibly inept vampire. Her sire is nearly ready to stake her himself, she’s been so difficult.
In this scene, Dori’s just delivered a tongue-lashing to Donovan, after discovering the despicable truth behind his latest training technique. Donovan responds:
You can just climb right down off your high horse, sweetheart, because guess what? Whether you like it not, you’re now at the top of the food chain with the rest of us. There is nothing dishonorable about doing whatever it takes to survive. My job is to teach you how to do that in a world that doesn’t embrace us with open arms, doesn’t want to know about us, can’t know about us. There are no fast food joints for our kind. Hell, there’s not even a 7-11.
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Enjoyed the snippet last week and love this one. Love the humor, and the My Fair Lady theme applied to vampires. So original!
Thanks, Angela! I have quite a few nods to the movie sprinkled throughout. The whole series will follow Dori’s transformation into her new supernatural self–it’s gonna take more than one book to accomplish such a tall order. LOL
So Dori’s been “properly reprimanded” this week after her rant last time? I still think she’ll prove to be more than Donovan can handle. Great Six, Claire, as always!
This is another rant, another reprimand. These types of scenes are legion. I’ll have to show a sweeter moment next week.
hehehe! omgosh, I totally laughed at the 7-11 line. I love how you incorporated that, because it sets that “real world” tone yet also highlights their plight – there’s no ‘convenience’ to being a vampire (in the food sense) ;D Excellent six, I like your writing style and I would *definitely* read more! ^_^
Arghh…friggin WordPress. I responded to your comment earlier but now it’s gone. Ay-who…
Thanks, Kelly. I like your style too! Sassy and sarcastic are my faves.
I recall reading some of this when you had it posted and really enjoyed it then. VERY nice 6. 🙂
Thanks, Julie. I think I threw up about 7 chapters of the novel on Scribby, and this particular scene in a longer form on my blog before. I’ve always loved Donovan’s little soliloquy of chastisement…especially how it ends, which is not in this six, of course.
Oh, catching. Like your six.
Thank you, Carrie Ann!
No 7-11… LOL! Love it, Claire! Great six!
Thanks, Sandra!! 🙂
I like this a lot. Good read.
Love the humor here.
This made me laugh – especially the part about no 7-11’s. It’s a whole new world. lol
They (or their ilk) are just so indispensable. It would be like being Amish all of a sudden.
Thanks, Taryn. 🙂
I’m really enjoying your voice in this. Well done!
Thank you, Vivien!
This is really good. What a great name for this story!
Thanks! I’m glad you like the name. I was self-conscious about it for the longest time and wanted to change it but could never come up with anything else. Now with the other planned stories, I absolutely won’t change the name.
Lovin’ the tension between these two.
Thanks! These are the types of scenes I love best.
…at the drive-through window…
I’ll take a medium blonde meal.
do you want to supersize?
no thanks, I’m trying to cut back on my cholesterol intake…
Ha! You’ll laugh when I say there is a drive through scene later in the story…but no blondes on the menu.