Sunday, June 26, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Witch and Death

How I love Six Sentence Sunday. This one comes from my work in progress Forever Witch, the full length novel sequel to my novella Familial Witch. The different beings that have appeared in this novel have surprised even me. Mermaids, Eternals, enchantresses, witches, vampires, goddesses and now a being or messenger of Death. In this scene as Aisleen assumes a ghostlike form because she's battling for her life the being of Death appears to her and offers her a favor.


“I have roamed between realms taking the spirits that die from one world to another for longer than anyone can count. Only magical beings can see me other than those souls. During that time only one has paid me a kindness. Even in her greatest grief, she thought of me and not of herself.” Aisleen mused again how it was odd she could feel tears as a spirit. Memories of her sisters deaths assaulted her, for each time she had saw Death it was with their demise. 

“I have waited to pay that kindness. So here I am kind Aisleen, at your service.”

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Lucien Lemione, the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals, is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.
After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien is…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?
Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?
You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny.

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful language Bri! Really pulls you right in.

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  2. Intriguing six. I also find the language pulls me right in. Would love to read more.

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  3. Why thank you Sarah, here are two more SSS post I did with Forever Witch
    http://briclarkthebelleofboise.blogspot.com/2011/06/six-sentence-sunday-forever-witch_19.html

    http://briclarkthebelleofboise.blogspot.com/2011/06/six-sentence-sunday-forever-witch.html

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  4. I love your flow, wonderful six. Thank you very much.

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  5. I love the name Aisleen--it's beautiful! And I definitely want to know more about what her sister did for her. On books with a range of characters, I'm all for it, but a character tree is helpful. A range of beings can be harder to me to follow, but it depends on just how wide that range is.

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  6. Good idea character tree, I also kept that in mind with the range of beings. I think I can keep it simple yet interesting. But your caution helps thanks becca

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  7. Nice! Just like in real life, the people who really stick with us are those who showed us kindness. :)

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  8. Beautifully written. You drew me into story the immediately.

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  9. I just love your voice and language in this snippet, fab six!

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  10. I like Aisleen's strength and sense of duty, but also her weakness and need for support. A great character!

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  11. Beautiful six. Love how you treat Death as almost a friend and not one to be feared

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  12. Intriguing idea that Death has a conscience, or some sort of honor that he has to repay a debt. But why choose her? Provocative six.

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  13. Beautiful writing. Almost poetic.

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  14. Oh, this sounds wonderful! Death is offering her a favour? Very interesting!

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  15. The character of Death as sympathetic and engaging gets me every time. :)

    ~Xakara
    A Way To A Dragon's Heart 6SS

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  16. Very nice tone and flow. Can't wait to read more.

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