Welcome to this week’s Six Sentence Sunday!
This week I deviated from my writing schedule a little. I’m supposed to be editing, but I came up with the perfect introduction for the second book in my So Inked series. This book is tentatively named The Harder He Falls. It focuses on one of the owners of the tattoo shop, Kellie. This is part of the opening scene.
Leaning back, Kellie looked down at her creased face. There was a glimmer in Grandma’s eyes, as if she were surfacing, or trying to. It broke Kellie’s heart, watching her slip further and further away, and not be able to do anything to stem the tide of Alzheimer’s.
She straightened the glasses on Grandma’s nose and smoothed her hair back behind her ears. “Remember me, Grandma?”
Grandma slowly shook her head, “No.”
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d be writing this book when I created Kellie. I anticipated just writing the one book. I might not have written Kellie with her grandmother having Alzheimer’s if I’d known I was going to do a book about her. My grandfather died from complications due to his Alzheimer’s. He was already so far gone by the time I was born, he never knew who I was. So this is going to be a difficult book for me to write, but I think it reflects an current culture. Well, thanks for joining me. Have a lovely Sunday!
7 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: The Harder He Falls”
Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease. You strike a chord in this six. good luck with the book.
Beautiful and tender scene. It’s a lovely look at a granddaughter’s love.
Gem Sivad recently posted..Six Sentence Sunday
I just had to visit someone with the same last name. Like your blog header (Is it hot in here..) Also enjoyed your six. Tender scene. Well done.
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It sounds like this will be an amazing book. Great snippet, Sidney.
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Oh geez, my heart hurts for them.
I’ve known several people with Alzheimer’s, think you captured it well. Very heart breaking. Terrific snippet.
Veronica Scott recently posted..Six Sentence Sunday
Aw, very tender, Sidney. Great six.
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