Six Sentence Sunday – Rough Diamond pt whatever #sixsunday

Six Sentence Sunday is here again, peeps! As always, a big thank you to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences ๐Ÿ˜€

So, because I’m editing ROUGH DIAMOND, I thought I might do a little snippet from that. Actually, the below is the first six sentences of the story! I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

A knock sounded at the closed door, a brief hesitation followed by two firmer knocks, and finally a group of three that seemed more flourish than a signal of a manโ€™s presence.

Regarding the door, Alice didnโ€™t immediately rise to answer the summons. A lot could be learned from a manโ€™s knock, and even more from his reaction to waiting a spell. From this particular man, she could tell he was unsure of his welcome, but sought to cover such worry with brashness. Then, probably to be cocky about it all, he added the last flurry. From what little she knew of her visitor, such a knock described him to a tee.

Thanks for stopping by, peeps!


  1. I take it she knows him well. Great six! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nice six! “A lot could be learned from a manโ€™s knock, and even more from his reaction to waiting a spell.” I enjoyed the breakdown of the knock, lol!

  3. I like your character’s voice. Who knew two paragraphs about a knock on the door could be so interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. once again you’ve done an amazing six sentence sunday. Check out mines I’d love your input.

  5. Love how she sums him up from his knock. Great six!

  6. Love the way she’s sized him up from his knock at her door!

  7. Sounds like she was expecting him, and that he was reasonably sure she’d be home.

  8. Loved it! She knows him well….very unique comparison on your part.

  9. Ah, yes. There *is* much to be learned from a man’s knock. Great six!

  10. I’m going to have to pay more attention to how people knock, in the future, clearly! Enjoyed the excerpt, excellent!

  11. Never thought about recognizing someone from a knock, but yeah. They can be pretty darned distinctive!

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