Sunday, August 19, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday, August 19


Taps fingers . . . I might have some very good news to share soon, Six Sunday-ers! Can't spill the beans yet, though, so in the meantime . . .
Here's a little dialogue from my contemporary WIP set in Playa Del Carmen. I'm tentatively calling it Love to Love You. The heroine, Ally, and her best friend are visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. Her friend in particular is interested in the giant natural well that was once used for human sacrifices:
"The guidebook says that when the well was dredged years ago, they found bones of hundreds of men, women, and children in the water, along with pottery, copper, bells . . . all things that were used in their religious ceremonies."

"And I thought having to sit through a full mass every Sunday when I was a kid was a pain," Ally said.

"We had it easy."
"I don’t know about that. Remember Father Lopez? His penances were basically the South Chicago equivalent of a human sacrifice."

This well and its grisly history is for real, BTW. Here it is:

 

For more (probably less gruesome) Six Sentence Sunday goodness, go here.


11 comments:

angelaquarles.com said...

Yep, pretty gruesome! Love Ally's comeback "And I thought having to sit through a full mass every Sunday when I was a kid was a pain" great dialogue!

Kate Warren said...

Humor in the midst of ancient ickyness. Well done, Linda!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I love the dialogue between good friends.

Re the Photo: What a beautiful setting for a such a grisly ritual.

Jess Schira said...

Sometimes it seem like the world tries to compensate for horror, by making the scenes of such horrible rituals breathtaking. I really like the interaction between your two characters in this six.

Maddy said...

Humor always lightens the load.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Nice six! Loved the Mayan ruins, especially Tulum. There was a natural (or so we thought) lagoon nearby with gorgeous colored fish. If that was actually a sacrifice well like at Chichen Itza I'll be mortified!

christine warner said...

Loved their exchange...great job with the dialogue and the sprinkle of humor. And interesting pic too!

Silver James said...

LOL on the penances. You can tell these two are friends who go way back. Love the camaraderie in their exchange.

Silver James said...

Oh! And I can't wait to hear your news. Crossing fingers it's the best kind.

Donna Cummings said...

Great humor here -- and I'm looking forward to hearing your news!

Sarah Ballance said...

LOL! Love the humor! And that's a beautiful picture - quite a contrast with the goings on there. *shudder*

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