Six Sentence Sunday - Third Time's the Charm

The excerpt I've chosen for this week is from my WIP as last week's was. The focus here is on setting the atmosphere of the tabloid. For those who don't know (or don't remember), Cleo has been forced by circumstances to leave her old job for one that pays better. Too bad it's at a tabloid.

Her time at the Phoenix Sun had inured her to the sounds. The phones, keyboards, and voices were the sounds of a newsroom breathing. She forced her mind to go blank and just listened to the noise she normally filtered out. She was surprised to realize that, if she ignored Jackson telling someone how to spot an alien, they were the same sounds that filled the bullpen at The Sun.

Maybe it would be all right after all. No place that produced those reassuring noises could be so bad, could it?

I hope you enjoyed this tidbit.

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  1. OMG Susanna stole my comment. I was just going to say how well you used the senses to draw in the reader...but she was much more succinct. LOL


  2. I like that she draws reassurance from the noises. Great use of senses and characterization!

  3. You did a great job of setting the scene. I just wish I could remember the name of the movie in your picture. What is it??
    My six sentences are here: Sandy's Six

  4. The picture is from His Girl Friday (love Cary Grant. Great comic timing.)

    Thanks all for the comments. It's nice to know that six sentences can carry enough information to make an impression.

  5. Great six and I like how you used her inner thoughts to create the scene