Sunday, 27 February 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Flipside

Here we go again! Flipside is a Steampunk Sci Fi Romance, set in Egypt 1880 and the world of the (as yet) unnamed aliens that our heroine Johanna Seymour encounters.

For Six Sentence Sunday, here's the very rough opening paragraph, as written about five minutes ago:
Thirty degrees in the shade felt hotter than it sounded. Johanna took the pith helmet off and wiped her forehead with a handkerchief that was already damp with sweat. She would not complain – she'd fought so hard to accompany the great Professor Flinders-Petrie, faced so many disparinging voices about her gender, her lack of expertise. Only Sir William had valued her enthusiasm and linguistic ability. So no complaints: she would not be the little woman, the fragile flower that wilted in the heat.

Even if the heat was so very draining.

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47 comments:

  1. Great six, Misa. Especially since you wrote it five minutes ago. LOL Sounds like an interesting read.

    ~Sarah
    www.sarahgrimm.com

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  2. Really great setup. Can't wait to see where it goes

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  3. 1880 Egypt, fantastic setting. You've gotten that desert heat shown well.

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  4. I love the character you've built with six little sentences. Well done!

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  5. I love Steampunk and Sci Fi and I want to read more right now!

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  6. Looks like Johanna has her work cut out for her!

    cbandy10(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Love this feisty heroine. Cracked up at the Professor's name.

    You wrote this five minutes ago?

    Very impressive!

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  8. At least it hot, right??? She could have been picked to go somewhere cold, like Antarctica. *glaring at the foot of snow I got last night*

    Great six, sets up her conflict really well.

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  9. Love the idea of 1880s Egyptian steampunk! Cool! (even if it IS so hot!)

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  10. Good for her for standing strong! Nice snippet!

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  11. Awesome! I'll be keeping an eye out for more!

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  12. Love her spunk! I agree, the setting's really intriguing too. Keep writing! :)

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  13. OH I really like her! and this sounds very interesting

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  14. Oh, I love books set in Egypt! Great six.

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  15. I really like the idea of it being set in Egypt. Great way to change up the setting.

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  16. She's fighting her way up in a man's world. I love the six. See you next Sunday.

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  17. Johanna sounds like she has enormous internal strength and she'll need it to succeed in this male-dominated world. Great show of the draining desert heat.

    Love the time period, setting and premise. Fascinating! Great six.

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  18. Oh your prose is so engaging, I just read through it completely engrossed.

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  19. LOL! I love this scenario--especially having been in it before.

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  20. Sounds super exciting! And I'm super impressed that you wrote that in a few minutes.

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  21. A fabulous excerpt! I hope you'll share more. :)

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  22. Got a real sense of her character from that six. :)

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  23. Nice six! I really enjoyed the character work here, and the professors name, hehe, fun!

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  24. I am partial to any character who's aware of gender disparity. Great six!

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  25. I am new to Steampunk, and this was a great six, Misa.

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  26. Ooh, the premise sounds awesome. Nice six!

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  27. Great opening. Definitely hooks the reader.

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  28. Huh. 5 minutes ago. That's impressive for 5 minutes ago. Great opening hook! I want to read more. I'll give you...10 minutes ;)

    J/K. Great six, Misa. I'm still trying to wrap my head around steampunk...

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  29. Nice six!
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  30. Nice opening. I like her admission that the heat sucked :)

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  31. Is it hot in here ? Loved the sixer !!! Steampunk !! this will be the second book I have heard of .. I know ** im a virgin to it all * but hope to read more in this genre !!!
    kat ;)

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  32. I cannot wait to read more! The setting sounds fantastic. Aliens? Egypt? Steampunk? More, more, more! Plus, ew, heat, sounds lovely.

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  33. Great six! Introducing a heroine with backbone in a tough setting.

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  34. Ooo great hints at the character! She sounds like someone I'd want to know better!!

    xx
    Angela
    http://angelasstone.livejournal.com

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  35. I nearly missed the party :(

    A stunning six. Egypt. Steampunk. I want more!

    Ellie Garratt

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  36. Great snippet! I feel like I'm already getting to know the heroine.

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  37. Nice job! I'd read more for sure. And I LOVE the idea of steampunk Sci-Fi! Fabulous. :)

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  38. That was a good six. Hopefully she didn't whilt too much.

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  39. Your set up caught my attention and so did the snippet! Sci-fi steampunk romance? Nice!

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