Sunday, April 17, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Another six from my WIP


Still…this time her instincts told her someone was in the house. Something told her to make the call. Another creaking downstairs confirmed it. Someone was definitely in the house.


Meghan hurried back to bed and lifted the receiver from the rotary phone. Fumbling with the dial in the dark, she cursed herself for not replacing the old relic and prayed she’d find the correct holes.

11 comments:

graylinfox said...

OMG! I remember those old phones, the only way you knew you hit the right number was how long it took to get back into place. I feel her urgency!

Roseanne Dowell said...

Thanks, Graylin. I grew up with those phones. I'm glad her urgency came across. This story is taking forever to write. It's the one I outlined and wrote a synopsis for and I'm having a terrible time with it. I've already veered off the original plot, but my mind keeps going back to it and it blocks me every time.

Vivien Jackson said...

Yikes! The last thing a gal needs in a situation like this is a rotary phone!

lexcade said...

That's just scary. Even with light, I still can't dial one of those. I can't imagine dialing in the dark!

Cate Masters said...

Eek! Ditch that rotary! lol Excellent teaser.

Sarah Grimm said...

Oh, I hated those old rotary phones! I'd be praying right about then, too.

Joanne Stewart said...

ooh very chilling! My heart's in my throat!

Susanna Fraser said...

Intense and scary!

Jayel Kaye said...

intense scene and her keeping the rotary says a lot about her.

Cara Bristol said...

Let's hope she doesn't dial the pizza company!

Lindsay said...

I remember those old phones. Not the best for making a panic call.
I love how you increased the tension by having the rotary phone in the scene