Sunday, November 25, 2012

6 Sentence Sunday: a sample from One Shade of Red

Image: Wikipedia Commons
Today's Six Sunday Sample is another from my National Novel Writing Month work-in-progress, One Shade of Red, a parody of (you guessed it!) Fifty Shades of Grey.

This excerpt comes from what's shaping up to be Chapter 7: The Dinner Date. It takes place in a high-end restaurant in downtown Toronto. The protagonist, Damian, is a student and has barely enough cash for the restaurant bill, but nothing left over for a tip.

The solution: hero and heroine do a dine-n-dash. Don't worry: Damian pays for the food, but leaves no tip.  

Peter Milosevic, Creative Commons

I slammed the door shut and started the car, revving the engine. It jolted as I shifted into forward and cranked the wheel hard to the left to pull out of the parking spot. The tires squealed as we lurched onto Elm Street.
"Careful!" Alexis squealed at the same pitch as the tires. "You don't want to attract the police's attention." But her hand was on my thigh already.
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  1. Anonymous7:41 AM

    That is a fantastic last sentence. All in all, a great six.

  2. Gives new meaning to the phrase "dine-and-dash!" Fast paced and tension filled. Great six!

  3. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Such fun pretending to be Bonny and Clyde. Super six.