Sunday, February 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 2-13-11

I'm almost finished my next novel 'LeeAnn Vaughn: A Way With Murder'.  LeeAnn's a middle-aged nursing supervisor at a small hospital in South Jersey. With a divorce behind her, an exasperatingly unfocused daughter with a young son to worry about, a philandering, unemployed boyfriend, a father with Alzheimer's in a nursing home to care for and the daily struggle of fighting menopause, she leads a pretty normal life.

But when a woman is brought into the emergency room and dies after an asthma attack, LeeAnn suspects... murder. No one takes her suspicions seriously, so she sets out to prove it on her own. Using only the skills she learned watching forensic television shows, a wild imagination and a caring heart of a nurse, she puts herself and her family in danger. Here's an excerpt:

Lenore was snoring and a bit of drool oozed out the corner of her mouth. She had taken off her shoes during the flight and he now imagined that he could smell her feet. Any other time, Longfield would be disgusted, but this time, he smiled. He knew the years of suffering with his wife’s numerous personality flaws were almost over.  In three more days… she‘ll be dead.
“We’re getting ready to land, sweetheart,” he whispered into Lenore’s ear. “See? I told you there was nothing to worry about.”


Six Sentence Sunday is the lovely idea of Sara Brookes, and it’s a chance for novelists to post on their blogs six sentences from a current work-in-progress, finished novel making the agent-editor rounds, or published masterpiece. A central website, appropriately entitled Six Sentence Sunday, then hosts a set of links, enabling anyone interested to check ‘em out.
Interested writers are encouraged to join the fun. Read the instructions here.

17 comments:

kayspringsteen said...

YIKES! With husbands like that...

onmiownnow2 said...

You should read the part where he actually does it... I actually scared myself! LOL!

Lisa Fox said...

Whoa, Lol! What an evil husband! Excellent six!

Lex Valentine said...

Evil husbands make me glad mine's only a bad boy! LOL

Jayel Kaye said...

ok. My favorite was the reference to her feet. Not sure why, but that really made me hate the guy.

Gem Sivad said...

I am ready for this nurse detective to take him down. Awesome 6!

gem

the1940mysterywriter said...

oh, cool

Laurie A. Green said...

Oh, smiling because she's going to be dead? How diabolical is that? Great six.

Love the introductory premise of your nurse/sleuth. Wow, she has a lot on her plate.

Lauri J Owen said...

great six!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Nasty SOB, isn't he? Nicely drawn!

Marie Dees said...

Oh, I love a good murder mystery!

Casi said...

Uh oh! He's not a very nice husband. Obviously not the hero.

Ella Drake said...

That is one creepy husband. eep.

onmiownnow2 said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, ladies!

Jessica Subject said...

Very suspenseful. Wow! I hope someone gets revenge on him.

Pippa Jay said...

Er, happy Valentine's day, lol! Surely her habits can't be that bad?!

Kathleen Grieve said...

This sounds great! Can't wait to see more!