Six Sentence Sunday – 4/9/11

Bite With HeightFollowing on directly from last week, these six sentences come from my story, Down by the Pool, which appears in the anthology I just edited and released, Seducing the Myth. More info here.

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A study of my White Peak Ordnance Survey map revealed the exact location and correct name of the mysterious body of water – Blake Mere. A library visit, a raid of my own bookshelves and some Googling turned up several different versions of the legend, none of which I could confirm as true or false. I decided to visit Blake Mere and make my own mind up.

As I made my way along the path skirting the small ridge above the pond, I looked down. At once I understood at least why people found the area creepy, if not how the mermaid legend had come about.

It didn’t help that I’d chosen a mid-week evening to visit; the darkening sky and lack of people did nothing to dissipate the eerie atmosphere.

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21 Responses to "Six Sentence Sunday – 4/9/11"

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  1. Alix

    September 4, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Fantastic descriptive, eerie six.

  2. Gemma Parkes

    September 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Great six! If l was her l’d leave right now!

  3. Jessica Subject

    September 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Eerie, yes and so intriguing. 🙂

  4. Lisa Fox

    September 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Eerie is the right word for sure. Also atmospheric and intriguing.

  5. Adriana Kraft

    September 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Great set-up, definitely establishes the mood (Eerie is the only word I could come up with too, but didn’t want to be repetitive…)

  6. J.C. Martin

    September 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Very atmospheric six! Love it!

  7. Dakota Trace

    September 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Not only descriptive but intriguing. Great Six!

  8. Cara Bristol

    September 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Nice use of the paranormal and the real world (Ordnance survey map. Makes the paranormal seem that much more real.

  9. Sarah Ballance

    September 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love the setup here. Definitely time to turn around, but what’s the fun in that? ;c)

  10. Sharita Lira

    September 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Great six! I loved Lucy

  11. Laura Kaye

    September 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Good foreboding!

  12. Taryn Kincaid

    September 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Yep, agree with Cara. Love the way you’re using the real world to set-up and build the paranormal world.

  13. Piper

    September 4, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I feel her uncertainty. If I were here I’d get the heck outta there. Great six!

  14. Carrie Ann Ryan

    September 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Oh, this is so intriguing. I need to know more. Great six.

  15. Lex Valentine

    September 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Eerie is good! Legends are made of eerie!

  16. Lindsay

    September 4, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Creepy. Love’d it

  17. Sarah Grimm

    September 4, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Love this! Need to know more!

  18. Layna Pimentel

    September 5, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Great set up here. Love the creepiness that comes through. 😀

  19. Eleri Stone

    September 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Love following her along in her research. Pulls you right in.

  20. Dee Carney

    September 5, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Intriguing description!

  21. JoAnne Kenrick

    September 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    creepy… love how you’ve set this scene up! Fab six, Lucy xx