Six Sentence Sunday, 28 August 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

She shook her head, to clear the dream: she’d slipped, momentarily, into the person of a raven soaring over a line of knights on horseback. Clearly not her real self.

The unicorn foal not twenty paces away shook its head in imitation and stared at her with its wide golden eyes. She would have frozen… but she didn’t. Somewhere, some horse-borne ancestor woke and smiled, smiled with her whole body, and extended a hand for the foal to sniff. It came forward, on its young white legs, and nuzzled her gently, just as the library lions had done, only here it was feathery-soft lips rather than sun-warmed stone.

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17 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday, 28 August 2011 (The Lost Pissarro)

  1. Gemma Parkes says:

    Lovely, l especially liked the smiling with it’s whole body, beautiful!

  2. Alix says:

    Wonderful use of descriptive words and I loved how the ancestor in her woke. Beautiful snippet, creating a wondrous image. Big Thank you!

  3. Cherie Marks says:

    Intriguing scene. Great description. Nice six!

  4. Lovely description! I can “See” the unicorn!


  5. Very descriptive and “flowy”

  6. Vivien Dean says:

    Some lovely description here. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Piper says:

    Excellent six! So descriptive and puts the reader right in the heart of the scene.

  8. great passion in those words. i could feel the arm extending to the foal. nicely done.

  9. sassyspeaks says:

    Beautiful writing. I’ve been loving this

  10. Bree Younger says:

    Lovely descriptions!!

  11. Love the description, well done! Nice six 🙂

  12. karysafaire says:

    I liked how the ‘horse-borne ancestor woke and smiled’. Just who is this character? Want to know more. . .

  13. Jennifer Lowery~Writer says:

    Beautiful six! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Monica Enderle Pierce says:

    Lyrical, as always. You’re building such an interesting world; thanks for sharing it with us.

  15. Barb says:

    ooh, unicorns! *beaming*

  16. …should that be ‘persona of a raven’ instead of ‘person’?

    oooh, I want to see the ‘library lions’!!

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