Saturday, August 6, 2011

24th Week of Six Sentence Sunday - the ex-husband factor

From Larger Than Death, Josephine's job interview with a multibillionaire takes an unexpected turn:

When I stood in front of her, Alicia Madrone motioned me into a straight-backed Mission chair a few feet away. The sharp brown eyes she turned on me seemed to come from a distracted world of pain where the healthy could not and would not want to follow.

"I've met your ex-husband when he took a portrait of me," she said in a voice that was light and very sweet, almost girlish.

Uh oh. "I didn't know Griff did portraits." When I realized my ex-husband's love affairs were a cunningly practiced obsession rather than an occasional temptation, I began to dread meeting women who introduced themselves by announcing they had known him as the next word was like as not to be "biblically."


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16 comments:

  1. Ha, great snippet! Glad he's her ex-husband and she's not still married to him.

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  2. "..as not to be "biblically." Gold! Great six, Thank you.

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  3. Must be disconcerting for her to find out how many women her ex had 'known'. Interesting six!

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  4. I always love your characters. Josephine is a winner.

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  5. Oh, I can feel the tension rising with Josephine. A great six!

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  6. like the description of his affairs - curious to see where this is going...

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  7. Oh - I just want to punch the guy I think. Great six!

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  8. Good point, Gayle, I think she's really glad of that too!

    Thanks, Alix and Paula, true, this was the divorce that kept on giving!

    Thanks so much, Gem and Debra!

    Jessica and Laura, thanks, keeping up the tension is a major goal!

    Thanks, Sassy and Carrie, oddly her low down dog of an ex-husband proves useful as next week's snippet will show.

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  9. Oh, wow, Lynne, is that ever funny. And poignant. And realistic. Great six.

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  10. Thanks, Laurie!

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  11. Very genuine, a great little snippet.

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  12. Great peek into the character's psyche!

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