Six Sentence Sunday - A Knight in Cowboy Boots #9


This doesn't follow last week's SSS sample immediately, but it's pretty close behind.

            
When someone knocked insistently on the door at her back, Maddie’s hands clenched, her finger tightening on the trigger. The explosion sounded like a cannon going off in the room and the sharp smell of gunpowder filled the air. The bullet spun Zach around. He fell against the bed, and slid down until he was sitting on the floor beside it, facing away from her.

             
“Oh my God!” The gun fell from her numb fingers and bounced across the floor.






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15 comments:

  1. That was an explosion in more than one way

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  2. Wowzers! That's good tension. Good six!

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  3. oh dear. hope there will be a good ending on this :) Not sure who was more surprised. Gr8 6 !!!
    Love the cover!

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  4. Great six. I wonder if he slumped to the ground from being wounded or from surprise that she tried to shoot him

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  5. Uh oh! What a way to end your six. Great selection.

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  6. Great six. Had me hooked from the get-go.

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  7. Uh, oh... hopefully she didn't hit him anywhere serious...

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  8. Amazing tension! Can't wait to know what happened to him now!

    And *wave* from a fellow PopCulture Diva :) xoxo

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  9. Eeek! A bullet can really get in the way of a relationship! Hope he's okay. Suspenseful six!

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  10. You did a great job of layering in detail and ramping up tension in this scene.

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