Saturday, December 8, 2012

December 9 - Six Sentence Sunday



The Setup
Another scene from The Presidents Club, a spin off work-in-progress from my first novel, The Tourist Killer.  
Enigmatic billionaire, Jay Thibaut [tee'-boe] is chatting with his long time secretary and personal assistant. The subject: her years long unrequited crush.

The Six Sentences

Thibaut stood six feet tall and his 185 pounds were distributed in proportion to DaVinci’s Vitruvian man. The architecture of his face personified character with its defined cheek bones and firm jaw. His eyebrows were darker than his medium brown hair. They framed his hazel eyes, that often twinkled with mischief, and almost met over the smooth lines of a nose never altered by his participation in sports.
He had a protective shield of dignity and reserve that discouraged personal questions. 
Thibaut looked right into Miss Woods’ sparkling dark brown eyes and said, “2012 is a leap year -- don’t miss your chance.”

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14 comments:

  1. Perfect! Wonderfully intriguing, Chip!! If that isn't an invitation, I don't know what is!!

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    1. Thanks, Jo.
      (You'll be surprised when you see the snippet in context!)
      Really appreciate your comment.

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  2. Love his "protective shield of dignity". That's quite a description.

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  3. Nobody, with the possible exception of the Shadow, knows what lurks in the mind of Thibaut.

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  4. Based on this description alone, I definitely want to spend some time getting to know this character. Well done!

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    1. A handsome billionaire with a Mississippi accent!
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jess.

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  5. Wonderfully descriptive with just the right amount of quirk. Nice job. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Dana.

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  6. Okay, what chance depends on a leap year?

    I'm celebrating my 700th post this weekend! Come join the fun at http://kelworthfiles.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/post-700-the-stage-is-yours/

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  7. Well that's encouraging! Will be interesting to read the entire scene but great six for today...

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  8. Strong description. Really sets the characters. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Fantastic description. Great six!

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  10. If she's a smart girl she won't miss out. Nice six.

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