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Monday, 21 November 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #6

Another extract from Deathhawk's Betrayal. For those who don't know, Deathhawk's Betrayal is currently under consideration by a publisher as I had a request for a partial at the Speculative Fiction Festival in Sydney two weeks ago.

Astarl picked her way down the beach in the pre-dawn glow. The first shaft of sunlight had not yet broken the horizon, leaving the soft susurration of waves in darkness and the sand of the beach a pale smudge beneath her feet. The sky to the east glowed with the coming sunrise.
The ghost, if that was what it was, she left where she had woken. It had been so useless to scream, though she didn’t know what else she might have done. You couldn’t fight a ghost, or a disembodied voice, or your own insanity, whichever foe it was she faced.
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22 comments:

Rebecca Royce said...

Beautiful writing! 

Heather Thurmeier said...

Wonderful snippet. Good luck on your submission!

Jayelkaye said...

beautiful description of sunrise; very well written

Gayleramage said...

Very intriguing snippet!

Krystal Wade said...

Have you heard from the publisher/contest you subbed this to yet?

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thank you

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thanks!

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thanks :-)

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Glad you're intrigued

Ciara Ballintyne said...

The contest results are announced 30 November. I don't expect to hear from the publisher until next year - you know how it goes in this industry, no news is good news!

d.c.mcmillen said...

Great excerpt, Ciara. Tweeted it!

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Much appreciated D.C.!

Alix Cameron said...

Awesome work!

Siobhan Muir said...

Congratulations on the partial request! My fingers are crossed for you! :)

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thanks :-) I chose this one this week for a slight change from previous weeks, with the focus more on the description in this one.

Ciara Ballintyne said...

I have all my fingers and toes crossed, an extra set never goes astray ;-) Thanks!

Jenny said...

Very nice work :D

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thank you

Pip Green/Pippa Jay said...

Nice, and congrats on the request. :)

Ciara Ballintyne said...

Thanks!

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