Saturday, October 20, 2012

10-21 Six Sentence Sunday


Julian Thibaut, an enigmatic billionaire, is described (in part) by this snippet from my soon to be released novel, The Tourist Killer.

Baltimore, MD was north enough for Julian Thibaut.
He had long since separated himself from many of the divisive attitudes and cultural incongruences of the Deep South, but he could not forsake his family heritage and locate his corporate offices north of the Mason-Dixon Line. He disdained most of what he knew about everything inside the beltway. Thibaut did not talk slow. He did, however, take the time to caress each word. It was because of this habit that New Yorkers would say he had a Southern drawl.

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13 comments:

  1. I like the line about caressing each word. :)

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  2. Thanks Gayle.
    A friend once told me that I don't caress my words.
    I stop them dead in their tracks and give them a full
    body massage! LOL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpl8hiV-T3s&feature=plcp

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  3. Great description. Few words, and I know the character well. I can see him. I can hear him talk. On the page, he lives.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Caleb. If my words did that, then, mission accomplished!

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  4. Great description of the way your hero speaks! I enjoyed the snippet. Congrats on your upcoming release. Best luck with sales.

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    1. Thanks Monique. I appreciate your comments.

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  5. Caressing each word is a fabulous line - and your last line nicely ties everything together. Nice six!

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    1. Thank you ma'am. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  6. I love reading thrillers. This guy sounds super smooth -- too good to be true, perhaps?

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    1. Too good to be true? Maybe....
      I'll make sure you know when it's released!

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  7. Ecellent characterization. Nice excerpt.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Elaine.

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