Saturday, December 29, 2012

Dec. 30 Six Sentence Sunday

The Setup

     All of my remaining snippets for SSS will be from my second novel, The Presidents Club, which premieres as a weekly serial on Sunday, January 6, 2013 on my publishers web site. Since we won't have SSS soon, you can get an entire chapter, each week, -- FREE. Eventually, the entire book will be available in both e-book and trade paperback. 

     Today, one of the group of old men who hang out together in a bar, whose first names are those of former U.S. Presidents, is speaking. Dr. George Risk has just received an update on the condition of another patron of the Louisville Tavern...

The Six Sentences

“There’s more to it men. I just heard from a doctor friend of mine. Franklin got attacked at the bus stop the other night after leaving here. Died a few hours later in the emergency room at Kene—.”
An explosion in the street ended the conversation.
All was dark inside the Louisville Tavern.
Image credit: Seth Gaines


"Lagniappe" is one of my favorite words. It's a Cajun term for "something else for free that you didn't expect." We hope you enjoyed our cliffhanger above and will visit the home site of Six Sentence Sunday to sample the work of other great writers HERE.


  1. Oh, dear!! Intriguing sequence, Chip!!

  2. Thanks, Jo. Glad you liked it.
    I was trying for a real cliffhanger...

  3. Wow, that's an excerpt that grabs the attention and doesn't let go! Can't wait to read more...

  4. Very nice Chip! Love how there's an explosion at the end - a real page-turner!

    1. Thanks, Frank.
      I appreciate you stopping by and the comment, too.

  5. Thanks, Veronica!
    Please join us next Sunday for Chapter One @

  6. Good stuff. When you got it, you got it. Nice spare writing with a definite impact.