Sunday, January 29, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - 1/29/2012 - From "Larvae"

"It . . . it hurts, Mags. It fucking hurts like nothing I've felt before." Ropy green veins pulsed on Wade's forehead as he grimaced. "I can feel them . . . inside me. Gnawing at me. Just . . . just eating away."
This snippet is from the same conversation between Wade and Maggie from last week's Six Sunday. It occurs a few lines down the page. Am I freaking you out yet with this stuff? Or just grossing you out? Larvae does a little of both. Its aim is to keep you turning pages despite wanting to put it down because of all the wincing. Horror fans should dig it.

Sorry, but I mislabeled Larvae a novella a few weeks ago. It is actually an 11K word novelette. (Damn literary lingo always gets me.) I've been working like hell on this thing for the past two weeks. I've got one more section to write, a few days of self-editing, and then it goes off to the editor. Announcing the release date as Feb. 10th may have been a little hasty, but it should be all good to go by the 18th at the latest.

This story is the first I've written with a female protagonist, and I had a lot of fun with it. Two female protagonists, actually: a mother/daughter one-two punch. Yes, the ladies rule in this one. Just like in real life!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head over to Six Sunday and take a peek at all the short, sweet posts from all the great authors.

9 comments:

  1. Yup, I'm grossed out! Novella or novellette, it looks very interesting.

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  2. Okay, you had me at ropy, green veins -- definitely not a a tapeworm!

    Can't wait to see what hatches . . .

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    1. Nope, not a tapeworm. Kinda similar, but much, much worse. Thanks for commenting, Sarah.

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  3. You've got me creeped out and intrigued. A great combination. I definitely want to know what's...well, what's eating Wade. :)

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    1. Thank you, J.M. Just what I was going for. I don't want to give too much away about what's eating Wade, but . . . it's not pretty.

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  4. Creeped out and completely intrigued LOL!

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    1. Thanks, DeAnna! And thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Dan--I can feel them, too. Yeech. Great job! Yes, you're freaking me out :D

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