Sunday, January 9, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - January 9th


This week's Six Sentence Sunday snippet is from a free read short story, Song for the Silver Merman, available to download as a PDF from my website http://www.marshaamoore.com This story is an "extra" from my book, Tears on a Tranquil Lake, releasing February 1st. It gives a taste of the main characters, the setting, and action of that book as well as introducing a few new characters which will turn up in a sequel I'm presently writing.

Meris, the merman, is about to introduce Ciel, a newly-turned mermaid and his lover, to the Silver Merman, the venerated merman of their community, best trained in mermagic. She is applying to be his pupil.

“He builds his energy from the power of the waves.” I wondered how that was possible. Was it something I’d learn?
Sure enough, he sat on a rock seat, worn smooth by the pounding sea. His hair grew long and white, with silver coral-like decorations circling his head from ear-to-ear, crossing over his crown. These moved as though they were living appendages of his body. His flipper showed age, lacking the thick muscles of youth. The scale covering, apparently once bright blue, now silvered with an overglow, which gave him a regal look. We found him conversing with dolphins in a lively interchange, laughing and clapping at each other.
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Song for the Silver Merman

When Ciel, a newly-turned mermaid, sings for the first time, she startles everyone with the mermagic in her voice, which gives her chance to study with the esteemed Silver Merman and much more.

Find the story at http://www.marshaamoore.com in Free Reads. 
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Be sure to read the other awesome entries for this Sunday at: http://sixsunday.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

Kerrianne Coombes said...

I love this. Excellent! Going to download now xx

Taryn Kincaid said...

Nice description. Gorgeous picture.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Neat! Now I want to go out an learn more!

Jessica Subject said...

Great description, and yes, the pictures are beautiful.

Fallon said...

Beautiful description!

Lisa Fox said...

Beautifully written. Very vivid!

graylinfox said...

Gorgeous descriptions.. going to download this now!

Arlene said...

Wow. You really detailed a mereperson well.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Very nice descriptions!

Eve Cassidy said...

Very vivid snippet!

Jayel Kaye said...

This is so original. I really didn't know if it would hook me but your snippets have me won over. It's a lovely story

Eleri Stone said...

Love your six, the pic and the term mermagic.

Lex Valentine said...

What a great world you've built!

Liz said...

Nice imagery!

Hailey Edwards said...

Great description between the Silver Merman and the dolphins. :)

Sarah Grimm said...

I always love your six! Now I'm off to get this read!