#SixSunday 40 – In Her Image

Hey there. Welcome to my blog. I really appreciate everyone who reads and comments each week, and those visiting my blog for the first time. If you’re new, each Sunday a great bunch of writers publish a short six sentence excerpt from a work in progress or a published story. You will find amazing authors participating in Six Sunday by visiting the host site, Six Sentence Sunday and by searching for #SixSunday via Twitter.

This week I’m continuing with six from In Her Image, my newsletter serialized story.


The man hunkered down to the child’s level and he appeared to be speaking earnestly. Surprised by his patience and calm approach, Doris sat forward, wishing she could hear the exchange. The little girls head dropped low, possibly at a rebuke, but the man chucked her under the chin to raise her face and she smiled again.

A pretty blonde infant wrapped in lavender cotton and fine lace.

It was then Doris noticed the whole family was clothed in varying degrees of mourning colors: somber lavender and grey for the girls, seriously dark for the boys. Feeling uncomfortably aware that she might be spying on a grief stricken family engaged in a brief moment of levity, she looked down.





12 Responses to #SixSunday 40 – In Her Image

  1. gzidar December 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    You handled Doris’ moment of awkwardness beautifully.

  2. Donna Cummings December 17, 2012 at 1:20 am #

    This is lovely. I like seeing the situation through her eyes, speculating with her as to what’s happening. 🙂

  3. veronicascott December 17, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Very interesting situation, so well described. Can’t wait to read more – terrific six!

  4. Taryn Kincaid December 17, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    Very touching.

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt December 17, 2012 at 3:51 am #

    A touching scene. I want to

  6. Jessica Subject December 17, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Wow, I felt like I was right there. Well done!

  7. Sue December 17, 2012 at 4:38 am #

    Such a poetic snippet. We learn so much yet I want more

  8. Angela Quarles December 17, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    What a great scene, I could totally see the interaction and you painted such a poignant moment, especially when she realizes what’s going on…

  9. Gemma Parkes December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Excellent imagery! Just brilliant.

  10. Kate Warren December 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    That was beautiful.

  11. Stevie Carroll December 20, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    A lovely and intriguing scene there.

  12. Lorraine Paton December 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Heather, I love how engaged she is with their activities and now their circumstance. Even though they are strangers, she empathizes. Amazing how much one can discover just by observing.


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