SSS: May 27 #sixsunday

26 May

Happy final-Sunday-in-May, Sixers!  I hope the holiday weekend has brought and continues to bring each of you an abundance of sunshine and love.  Today’s six is from my second book, Flight Risk.  This post breaks up the snarkiness to describe the interior of the Nashville bar where Evelyn Ryan had worked ten years earlier.

No one knew the original paint color on the walls.  Every spare inch was covered by mismatched frames; only the thin outline of dark shadows peeked through.  The photos engulfing the space were yellowed with age; a layer of smoke and melodies coated the murky glass.  The eclectic walls would make the patrons feel claustrophobic in another hour or two when the hordes of tourists emerged from the air-conditioned comfort of their hotels.   For now, the majority of customers chose to perch on stools closest to the watering hole.  The five tables in the back of the room were left to parched stragglers yearning for table-side service they wouldn’t receive.

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Check out the official list of SSS Authors or a few of my favorites from 5/27: Sarah Brookes (the first six); Sadie Hart (“more everything” six); Meg Benjamin (a chicken six); Joyce Scarbrough (a BFF six); Joanne Stewart (a surprise six)

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31 Responses to “SSS: May 27 #sixsunday”

  1. Wildcat's Wife May 27, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Interesting how you decided to describe the walls in such detail. Looking forward to more of this story. I’ve always been interested in behind the Nashville music scene!! Great six!

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      Thanks, WW! The Nashville music scene is an intricate underworld that is certainly worth exploring!

  2. Elin Gregory May 27, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    So much atmosphere in this. I’m getting a whiff of stale beer, stale smoke, disinfectant and the overwhelming colour is ochre. Very nice.

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks so much, Elin! Your senses must be very acute 🙂

  3. Donna Cummings May 27, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    I love your description. Now I feel like I need to go outside for some fresh air. I’m also really thirsty!

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      What a coincidence, I’m thirsty too! Good thing tomorrow is a holiday 😉

  4. Melynda Price May 27, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    I love the last live here, great imagery in this entire six!

  5. Cara Bristol May 27, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Nice detail in your description. You create a very visual atmosphere.

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks, Cara! It’s vital to the story that those who haven’t been to Nashville know exactly what it’s like 🙂

  6. Tammy Jones Thomas May 27, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    The description was perfect, made me want to come back to Nashville!

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      You know you’re welcome back any time, Tammy! I hope you’re doing well 🙂

  7. Gem May 27, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Awesome description. *ahem* I think I’ve been in that bar. lol.

    • movingforeword May 27, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      If you’ve been to Nashville then I’d venture to say that you have! 😉

  8. Joanne Stewart May 27, 2012 at 9:32 am #

    Fantastic description. I can totally see this place, which puts me right in it.

  9. Sadie Hart May 27, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Love the description here. Really sets the scene and let’s me visualize the place. ^_^ Great six!

  10. Karyn Good May 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Wonderfully descriptive! I especially love the second line! Great job!

  11. Jennifer Lowery May 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I can see this in my head! Wonderful description and six!

  12. Ally Daniels May 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    FANTASTIC description!

  13. Kate Meader (@KittyMeader) May 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Wonderful description. I especially liked “a layer of smoke and melodies coated the murky glass.” Great six!

    • movingforeword May 28, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      Thank you, Kate. That’s my favorite line as well 😉

  14. sarahballance May 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Awesome! I especially love the “smoke and melodies” – just an amazing job on this six.

  15. Monica Enderle Pierce May 28, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    Reminds me of some of the dives I frequented during my college days. Those were in Los Angeles, but all band-bars are the same. Well, maybe more black paint on the Hollywood walls, but the same bad service and sticky surfaces.

    • movingforeword May 28, 2012 at 8:34 am #

      Haven’t made it out to LA yet… sounds like I’d feel right “at home” 🙂

  16. Joyce Scarbrough May 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I don’t usually like a lot of description (unless it’s of hunky men!) but that was beautifully done. And thanks for the plug about my wild-haired funny man! Looking forward to reading six more from you every week!

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