Sunday, July 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Mint Green, Metal Siding

Posted by M.L. Falconer on 11:41 AM

Hello Everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by for Six Sentence Sunday! My time management skills have clouded my perception of days of the week and they’ve all blurred together. I have taken on a beta reader position for a talented new writer friend and I’m falling behind on my promise there. Get with the program M.L., buy a day planner! ;)

This week’s Six is one step back from last week. These lines appear just prior to last week’s. I initially passed them over because they didn’t seem particularly appealing, however, this week, they smiled at me and batted their eyes and so … how could I say no to them?

Rachael pulls away from the trailer park. Normally I wouldn’t be so apprehensive leaving the tin can, a throwback from the seventies with signature mint green, metal siding. At least it had indoor plumbing and the roof didn’t leak; unless it rained, or snowed. It’s different today. I feel and urge to stay with it, to protect it like it was my offspring. If finances don’t change soon the bank will take it in a few months.

Grr. I need to write happier things. Lol! Heavy sigh.

Thank you again, so much for your visit here. Please visit the official site for more great Six Sentence Sunday writers, and click on some of my favorite Sixer’s here: Wendy S. Russo, L.J. Kentowski, Loni Flowers, Kelly SeguinMae Clair, Daniela Renelt, Karen de Lange, Mackenzie Crowne, and Steven Montano.


As usual, your descriptions have just the right magic to conjure up an instant image. Just the way it should be. Love it! Great 6!

I was thinking the same thing Laura! Mel, you're use of phrasing and the simple descriptions let the reader clearly vision your story! Great 6!!

No need to feel like you have to write happier things. I love the power behind your images and the intricate twists of phrase you use. I always sink into the scene. Whether it be a few sentences or a longer paragraph, your prose is magical. Take a bow, M.L. This rocks!!!

Terrific details. "Signature mint green"...yeah, that pretty much describes my entire childhood. ;D

Nice work!

Thank you all very much for your comments.

Mae: I appreciate that sentiment very much. Some great advice is to "write what you know" and it seems I do dark well.

Absolutely, the 70's were notorious for mint green everything. ;)

Hi Mel! :) I always wonder how you do it - the "smart" writing. I think you just might be one of those super-receptive beings in the sense that you absorb life like a hungry sponge and have the writerly talent and creative mind to turn it into story-gold. Your writing always appears to be speaking from experience, and yet everything about it is elusive, like a very thin crust of ice - I really like coming here.

And the darkness, that's just the thing! At their core, both tragedy and comedy are so very much entagled, very few writers know how to make that visible on a page, but you do have the ability to show us how indistinguishable they really are - as a measure of pain relief. That's why I truly admire everything you do here. :)


I have been contemplating your comment for the past few days. trying to come up with a response that would be worthy of it. I have failed to do so. I must say that your sentiment is the highest compliment I've ever been given and has rendered me speechless. coming from a writer who's work rivals that, I sincerely believe, of most published authors I have read, words like "thank you" just doesn't cover it. when even one reader "gets" me, it makes all the years of tears and turmoil to get just the right words fully worth it. I'm ecstatic that you enjoy my work.

" protect it like it was my offspring." Who can't relate to those words? Talking about a home, such as it is with the leaky roof. Powerful emotions. Such a way with words :-) Sorry I missed this last week. It was a wonderful six. :-)

Life is a bit on the crazy-busy side.

I didn't forget about the Next Best Thing. It's finished, saved in draft for now. I did a book review post for Kate Warren--another wonderfully talented sixer. And I almost posted the NBT today--then decided I'd wait until after this week's six post.

Anyway, it was interesting and fun. And you know, it forced me to take a couple giant steps back and look hard at a couple of things. Like the genre, for starters :-)

I'll be back to visit soon. You take care :-)

I'm glad the NBT post helped you. It did for me as well, really made me take a good hard look at my work and creating the cast actually helped me with my characterization. I look forward to reading yours. ;)

Thank you for visiting and for your wonderful comment.

Okay, ML. published :-) Have a wonderful evening.

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