Sunday, June 12, 2011

Six sentence Sunday #16 - let the wedding planning games begin! Also a book offer.

Six Sentences from Bride of the Living Dead as the gunslingers, uh, future in-laws, ride into town for a showdown...um, wedding planning session.

Daria’s mother and sister get together with Oscar’s very conservative mother, "call me Deb," and his teenaged sisters to plan the wedding. Oscar escapes to go to work, but Daria is trapped. She walks him out.

            "I had to get out of there before I jumped on you," he whispered as we kissed in the hallway.
            "I know, I know." There wasn’t much to say. We were both impressed with how instantly he got an erection when we held eye contact a little longer than wise, even in situations where there wasn’t much to be done about it.
            “Fortunately there’s a cold shower at work--later,” he said as he slipped out the door.
            I went back into the living room where Mom and Deb faced each other in the wing chairs at opposite ends of the coffee table, like gunslingers in High Noon.

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14 comments:

  1. Great six! Love how true to life it is. They want only each other and not to deal with the big stare down in the other room.

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  2. Oh no, that would not be wise for him to have a erection in front of parents. Sounds like a very tense situation.

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  3. okey dokey - sounds like a fun wedding. At least the principals are on target

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  4. Loved that last line, it made me laugh. Hope to read more!

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  5. The bride and groom are in love, and that can conquer anything... except in-laws? Yikes.

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  6. Ih oh, comment feature acting out--typos ahead (sorry, I'll do my best to make readable comment replies!)
    Jenna and Jessica S and sassyspeaks, the question is whether the couple can survive their new in-laws (and stay sane and in love)!

    Jessica K, exactly!

    Cate, thanks, laugh out loud is always (usually) my goal!

    Thanks Patricia!

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  7. Awww - isn't that just the sweetest! Way to make me feel all gushy inside - and convinced they can handle all that comes their way! Great six, Lynne!

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  8. LOL great last line! Well done.

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  9. I really like this couple! Great last line!

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  10. The engagement is hot. The wedding's going to be hotter. Call the fire department for the reception

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  11. Thanks Lauri, Sarah, Laura & murdersandmysteries!

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  12. Ha! Love the imagery of Mom and Deb as cowboys squaring up to one another! Great stuff!

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