Saturday, May 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: The Power of Words

Posted by M.L. Falconer on 11:15 PM






This week’s Six also comes from Scarlet Reign … from a scene in which Rick, a close friend of Daniel’s father (Drake), is being described. Rick was a journalist during the Vietnam War covering Drake’s combat unit, and the following six lines are describing Rick’s journalistic writing.

 
~The men became so real on the page his readers lived, hiked, and died with them. They could feel the waterlogged feet, jungle rot, and the sting of vines on their skin. They could smell napalm in their safe air and hear screams of terror in the back of their minds. Rick’s writing was respected by the men because he gave each a face. He put their face to individual actions. He made them accountable for those actions, and made them heroes for them.~

Please check out the official Six Sentence Sunday site for more fantastic author’s posts. My honorable mentions this week are Kelly Seguin, Krystal Wade, Wendy S. Russo, Loni Flowers and L.J. Kentowski. 

Thank you for visiting my page and commenting each week. I really appreciate your time. 

12 comments:

I love journalism that merely aspires to such greatness. :) great six. And thanks for the mention!

Again, such great description, M.L. I imagine your writing can relate a bit to Rick's :) Great 6! Thanks for the mention!

Love the description here, very realistic, as if you'd been through this yourself. Great 6!!

Thank you for the comments you guys. It's so wonderful to hear your reactions. And L.J. .... that's the best compliment I've ever been given. Thank you.

Great emotion and description! nicely done, M.L! :)

Nice description ill have to play catch up on your 6 sentence Sundays

Wow, M L. Very impressive. In six short lines you plopped me down into Rick's world like a voyeur watching from the shadows. GREAT six. I'll be back.

Mac

Wow, he must be one fantastic journalist if he can make his readers feel all that!

A very powerful description!

Good description of Rick's abilities. I'd love to see him in action.

Thank you very much for stopping by Mac, Rachel, Damiana and Elin. I appreciate your comments.

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