Sunday, December 12, 2010

Six Sentence Sunday - 12/12/10


This week I’m selecting my six from Chapter 2 of Playing For Keeps, which was rejected this week by Carina Press. (long suffering sigh...)

Playing For Keeps is about a woman sportswriter and a professional football player.
Here Samantha’s police detective brother – who Ryan went to college with - has just told Ryan not to pursue Samantha but also ask him to make sure none of the players give her a hard time in the locker room. Ryan agrees but is angry thinking the brother doesn’t think he is good enough for Samantha.


“I’ll be your watchdog for now, but don’t expect me to roll over and play dead.”
“As far as my sister is concerned, there is one part of your anatomy that better be dead.”
“Don‘t worry about it.” Ryan climbed into his car and closed the door, shaking his head in disgust. When it came to Samantha, that part of his anatomy didn’t understand the command ‘play dead’. He'd need anti-Viagara pills to keep his promise to Samantha's brother.

15 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Sounds like trouble for Ryan, especially since protective brother is a cop.

Lisa Fox said...

Sounds like there is some good trouble brewing!

Sara Brookes said...

There's just something about a protective man.

Sorry about the R. :^(

Taryn Kincaid said...

Very sorry about the Carina rejection.

I feel your pain. Had an agent approach me -- she frickin' approached me! I wasn't looking for agents! -- and then rejected the book of my heart on Friday. Sad and disappointed that no one likes that book except me!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Cute dialogue, btw! (Sorry, I forgot to mention that when I made it ALL ABOUT ME!!)

Jayel Kaye said...

anti-Viagara pills ..what a concept!

Rebecca Royce said...

You have a real way with dialogue. Very nice

Eleri Stone said...

Anti-Viagra pills!!! Love that. (And thank God there's no such thing.)

Liz said...

You guys are a riot!

Thanks for stopping by

Christa Paige said...

Nothing like a protective brother versus a lusty hero! The anti-Viagra comment had me giggling, too.

Sandra Sookoo said...

lol Loved the last line! Sorry about the rejection. Just got my own blah news this morning.

Dee Carney said...

Sorry about the R, but that snippet was great!

JL Walters said...

Sorry to hear about the rejection. I do like this story.

marianne said...

Sorry Liz. Don't be discouraged. i took a writing course in college and the professor said that if you want to be a writer, be prepared to be able to wall paper your house with rejection letters. BTW like the sentences and I think there actually is an anti-viagra pill .Remember that episode of House where that guy told House he was attracted to cows to try to get that drug to make him not get aroused?

Joleene Naylor said...

sorry about the rejection :(

Great snippet, though! Sounds like he's bound for trouble. heh-heh.