Sunday, 22 January 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Light of Day

My Six Sentence Sunday comes from Light of Day, the sequel of The Night Porter, due to be published on 1st February. 
“There’s a man at the door. He asked me to give you this.” She held out some paper towel folded into the shape of a cone.
Getting out of the hammock, Max took the paper cone and looked down at it blankly. Nestled inside the damp paper were small yellow flowers, already starting to wilt in the intense heat of summer.
“Is he the one, Max? The reason you’re here?” his mom asked curiously, the tip of one finger tracing the petals of one of the buttercups.
Nodding faintly, he swallowed hard, asking, “Was there a message?”