The inestimable Graylin Fox and Sara Brookes have inexplicably allowed me to contribute to Six Sentence Sunday, wherein authors (a group which I aspire to include myself in) offer six sentences from their current works in progress.
Below are six sentences from "No Good Deed", a short story I am revising in a perhaps futile attempt to get something fictive published. Judge with appropriate harshness. (And, yes, I am aware today is Friday, not Sunday, but the posts are aggregated for Sunday publication. One must have the work up for linkage in advance.)
“But if your friend isn’t burning, I wonder where the smoke is coming from.”
“Good question,” I replied. “His clothing, perhaps?”
“Engulfed in a pyre of mystical flame, and naked in public. Not your friend’s day, is it?”
“Actually, it’s his birthday.”
Comments are welcome. I may yet post the entire work (temporarily) for feedback before I sub it out again.