Sunday, March 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday, Mar. 13

A little drama for Six Sentence Sunday this week. Jacob, the amnesiac hero of Forget-Me-Not, is struggling to put together the pieces of who he is. He and Lara do some Internet research and discover a newspaper article detailing an incident from his career on the Chicago Police Dept. He learns that he resigned from the force after a controversial police-action shooting where his fellow officer was killed. Jacob returned fire, killing the assailant:

Strangely, Jacob felt no anger at the man who had shot him and killed his fellow officer. Instead, reading about these events, he felt nothing, as if they'd happened to someone else. Hell, if they'd happened to someone else, he'd feel shock, pity, or some other emotion. Instead, he just felt blank inside. "I guess that's how my police career ended," he said, so quietly that he saw Lara duck her head to hear him.
He had killed a man, and he didn't even remember it.

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15 comments:

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice snippet! both sad and poignant at the same time.

Sarah Grimm said...

Powerful six! Moving this one up my TBR list.

graylinfox said...

Gripping and sad. Great six.

Chrystalla Thoma said...

Great six! Love amnesiac heroes. :-)

Susanna Fraser said...

Ooh, nice. That last line packs a punch.

Ella Drake said...

Powerful sentences. He feels nothing but it's full of emotion.

Lucy Felthouse said...

Sounds intriguing...

Laura Kaye said...

Powerful and heart-wrenching. Evocative in just 6!

Jessica said...

So sad. But lovely six.

Patricia Preston said...

Snippet was really good. Very emotional.

Cate Masters said...

The intense suppressed emotion really comes through. Wonderful snippet.

Lindsay said...

I want to know more. Looks like it's going on my TBR list

Jayel Kaye said...

sad and so powerful

wordyliving said...

I love the last sentence, it's very strong. Great six!

Pippa Jay said...

A very poignant six.

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