Would you believe that I completely forgot about SSS last week. I’m pretty sure if you took a piece off my skull, you’d find something akin to rice pudding where there should be brain. I blame my day job.
In unrelated news, January Black was slated for a publishing date in January. There’s been a snag, so I’m not going to have the manuscript back to my publisher–Crescent Moon Press ROCKS!–in time to make the date. The delay shouldn’t be long. (I’m hoping, anyway.)
Now, back to regularly scheduled programming. In the last scene, Matty was depressed that Iris found his (very nerdy) efforts to run into her creepy, and Hadrian yanked him out of the library. This six is a few minutes later, in the palace’s East Lawn, and Hadrian has just asked Matty if he’s just going to give up on the girl. Matty replies that Iris doesn’t want him around. The first line below is Matty’s.
“‘Stalking’ was the word she used.”
Hadrian pinched [Matty’s] cheek and said, “Matty, Matty, Matty.” He followed his teasing with a playful slap. “She’s a contractor. Employment lease reviews start in two weeks. Do you think she might possibly have meant she didn’t want you showing up while she was at work?”
Please check out the other talented writers participating in this week’s Six Sentence Sunday. These are some of my favorites: Sarah Ballance, Krystal Wade, Monica Enderle Pierce, Siobhan Muir, Sarah W., Steven Montano, and Goran Zidar.