Sunday, September 11, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #27 - September 11th Edition

Welcome everyone to Six Sentence Sunday. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, I'm offering a brief look into the backstory of one of the heroes from my September 30 erotic romance, Just Gotta Say.
When he graduated high school, he hadn’t even waited one day, much to his parents’ heartbreak, before going down to the recruiting office and signing up. He’d just been restless to do something after the attacks of the previous September. But the consequences of twenty-four months in Iraq carved a major chip into his shoulder. Souvenirs from his time there included the haunting experience of watching one of his best friends die within arm’s reach and his total loss of hearing in his left ear from when his transport tripped an IED. The disability prevented him from having any kind of a career in the military.
Not being able to serve carved out the biggest part of that chip, and he’d still been bitter about it when he’d met Callie.

My heart goes out to all those who lost friends and family ten years ago today.

Don't forget to read the Other Sixers' posts and follow the #sixsunday hashtag on Twitter. And, as always, thanks for reading and commenting!

Laura

My new trading cards for this story:

26 comments:

laynap said...

Ummm Where's the rest? I wanna keep reading. So need to add this book to my tbr list.

Hats off for commemorating the day. Well done and thank you!

Paula Martin said...

Very timely excerpt for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Not just the tragedy of that day but all the deaths and siffering that have continued in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gem Sivad said...

Very poignant snippet. As for Callie, why does she have to choose?

Jessica Subject said...

Great insight into this character and very timely. Looking forward to this release!

heatherthurmeier said...

Nice snippet. Such a good look into who this character is and what he's come through. Well done!

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice six! Good job :-)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Looking forward to this release, cus i'm excited to read it! And great job on those trading cards xx

Cassandra Carr said...

Wow, love the way you describe his backstory. And the RTCs are hot!

Lisa Fox said...

Tho cards are HOT! And I love the snippet. Perfect for today.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Strong and powerful. Love heroes damaged by war.

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

I don't know what to say. My heart hurts.

Sarah Grimm said...

Love the insight into this character!

Cherie Marks said...

Such important information for understanding the character. Great six!

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

That's a heavy burden he's carrying. Powerful stuff to color his words and actions.

Eleri Stone said...

Wonderful insight into his character.

Lindsay said...

Great six and tribute

Joanne Stewart said...

Aww, great snippet for today. Loved it.

romancingalix said...

wonderful snippet.

Sonya Clark said...

That kind of realism always pulls me into a story. Great six!

Lynne Murray said...

An excellent choice to honor September 11th heroes, and intriguing insight into the character. Powerful six!

Vivien Dean said...

Very poignant and real. Great six!

Piper said...

Wonderful six! It completely embodies what I'm sure a lot of men and women felt when enlisting after the attacks.

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks for all the great comments today, guys! If I missed returning a comment for anyone, I'll come back to it in a day or two!

Lex Valentine said...

Awww. I just wanna hug him!

gemma parkes said...

Very powerful six, thank you.

1000th.monkey said...

I agree, very timely excerpt.