Sunday, February 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - 2/6/11


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Another one from Playing For Keeps...

Ryan rinsed off quickly, then grabbed a towel from the shelf, and wrapped it around his waist.
After wiping away the steam on the mirror with a sweep of his hand, he took a long hard look at himself. He rubbed his fingers across the stubble on his chin. God, he needed a shave or maybe he needed a new face. Man, I’m getting old. Where was the young rookie that used to gaze back at him? Not that he’d trade places with him - that kid didn’t know shit.

26 comments:

Taryn Kincaid said...

Great six. Tells us so much about Ryan. Love shaving scenes. Love 'em even more when the heroine watches!

PS: the guy in the picture...a leeeeetle too many muscles on that one!

Jessica Subject said...

Great internal look at Ryan! :)

Liz said...

Yep - I agree Taryn but could't find anything better

heatherthurmeier said...

There's something so sexy about a guy shaving.

Ella Drake said...

What is it about a shaving scene? I'm with Taryn on this one. Something about it is hot! This is a great snippet, packed with characterization.

Sarah Grimm said...

Love a more mature hero. And a shaving scene. Great six, Liz.

Lisa Fox said...

Wow, that man's got some arms!

And great excerpt, loved the internal peek.

Kerrianne Coombes said...

'Didnt know shit' LOL

Ann Mayburn said...

I'll take experience over no gray hair anyday. ;)

Arlene said...

From the wrap of a towel, to the thought about his ignorant youth, love the show of this muscular guy.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Great 6! Nice being able to get into his head

Cate Masters said...

Great insight into his thoughts. And perfect for Superbowl Sunday!

Edie Ramer said...

Terrific six! The last sentence pulled me in and made me want to read more.

Eleri Stone said...

Can't stop looking at his arms. Great six. I like a more mature hero too.

Claire Robyns said...

that's the twist, isn't it? we all want both our youth and the years of wisdom - great snippet

charmainegordon author said...

Looks good to me with or w/ the mirror or towel. Fine 6-6 pack, that is.

J.C. Martin said...

I enjoyed that. Love the internal monologue.

Jayel Kaye said...

The six were a perfect look into Ryan. Scene was great.

Trish said...

Great characterization here. Really well done.

A.R. Norris said...

I liked this! It was real and paced well. Showed his emotions within the normal morning routine. Good job!

Alanna Coca said...

Wow, so much story in those six. Great job.

JL Walters said...

Good six. Like the sort of weary self;knowledge.

Joleene Naylor said...

ha ha! "That kid didn't know shit" nice!

Pippa Jay said...

Loved that last line! I know how he feels.

Lucy Felthouse said...

Hehe, I like this guy. Even without the photo ;)

Casi said...

Yeah, we all thought like that at one point or another, and I'm not even all that old yet. I wonder how stupid I'll think I was when I'm actually old.