Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday

This week's TwoFer is the 'blows to the head' edition. My two in progress:

Grabbing the barrel of the Colt, Cash smashed the butt into his prisoner’s head. Shorty let out a shriek, his body lurched as he reached for his face with bound hands.

This rough draft has the working title Cash Laramie: Showdown At Lark's Pass. The current Laramie story can be found in A FISTFUL OF LEGENDS.


A co-worker was reading Henning Mankel's BEFORE THE FROST and I asked to borrow it when he finished. It's the first in the series billed as a Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel. Two lines:

The blow to her face came with the force of a charging predator. She was plunged into a deep and bottomless darkness.

For more Two Sentence Tuesday, here's the Women Of Mystery.


Lee Hughes said...

Just been reading the review of 'Cash Laramie and the Masked Devil'

One genre I've never read before is Westerns. I'll give it a whirl when it comes out at the end of January.

The name, Cash Laramie just sounds too cool.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks Lee. Originally, that was a working name that I was going to switch before the first story was published. It actually sounded odd to me. But it stuck and I'm glad it did.

Leah J. Utas said...

I can feel the blow. Well done.
I have to agree, Cash Laramie is a very cool name.

Reb said...

I'm feeling both of those blows this morning. I too like the name Cash Laramie.

David Cranmer said...

I'm glad the name is a smash because I'd hate to kill him off if it wasn't. Or go with a new name like Nickel Rooster.

Laura K. Curtis said...

The sentences are...smashing...David.

The news, on teh other hand, is crushing. When I first heard about it this morning, I literally cried. Spenser was an old friend.

David Cranmer said...

Laura, Thanks for the kind words on my writing.

And I'm still in shock over his passing. I haven't been able to completely accept the fact that Parker, Spenser, Hawk, and Susan are no more.

Clare2e said...

David- Though the Parker news, and your sentence choices, are indeed a blow to the head, those characters are NEVER gone. It sounds like Parker went out with his boots on, and I, for one, am not going to forget his battle stories.

David Cranmer said...

Clare, It is comforting to know he was still at the desk, still working. I'm sure that is just the way he would want it.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

David, I enjoyed your sentences and love the name Cash Laramie. I am very new to reading westerns. I came across one by Ed Gorman last year and was surprised how much I liked it, so I have read a few others since. I look forward to reading more about Cash.

As to Robert Parker, May God rest his soul and may his spirit be content with the pleasure he gave to others all these many years. I will miss Jesse Stone, as well.


David Cranmer said...

Terrie, Amen. That was spoken very eloquently.

I have enjoyed the Stone novels and Tom Selleck films a great deal. I'm happy to see where a new movie is in the works.