25 September 2011

Six Sentence Sunday 9/25



Happy Sundog everyone! This week, I'm spending mine on an impromptu visit to my parents', so I'm going to be covered in sundogs of my own. ^_^ I'm honored and humbled by the fact that you're spending part of your day with me. It really means a lot.
So please go spend some time with my fellow Sunday Sixers. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more talented group of people, I assure you.

This week's six is the description of the sixteen, the python/black widow hybrid that's Dima's last hurdle to getting out of that stupid endurance challenge unscathed. It's not going to be easy, though.

Its neck had to be at least seven feet in length, maybe more, and led up to a snake head with eight beady eyes, two of them slit; the others were pitch black and clustered in the center of its head. Two spider-pinchers rested in the corners of its jaws, which it unhinged to let me see the extent of its bite. It’d be able to swallow me whole. Hooooly shit.
Its body was a spider’s thorax, with eight leathery legs attached to a body covered in dark greenish-gray scales. The crimson hourglass marking its back was so vibrant it almost glowed.

22 comments:

Brien Michaels said...

o_O I don't want to meet that thing anywhere. Great six!

Jessica Subject said...

Wow! That is creepy. I agree. Wouldn't want to meet it anywhere. And of course, a great six! :)

gemma parkes said...

Run!! Great scary six!

Alix said...

Beautiful description, and your writing is getting so strong. I loved it. Well done!

Lisa Fox said...

Hooooly shit indeed!

Rebecca Royce said...

Vivid description. Well done.

Zee Monodee said...

Hooooly shit indeed! That thing wouldn't even be conjured in my worst nightmare - it's totally creepy!

Cara Bristol said...

Totally creepy. Very creative.

Marie Dees said...

Great description.

Ginger Simpson said...

Okay, that mental image was gross, but well done. I hate bugs, snakes and anything creepy.

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Ruuuuunnn! :D Great six.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Superb!

Could I say, as far as descriptions go I didn't need anything after you trapped me with the Hooooooooly Shit! Let's face it one look at that mouth and we'd all have been running ;)

Cherie Marks said...

Well, I don't think I'd be sticking around. Great six!

Gem Sivad said...

"Holy shit" is right. This chick is tough to even think about fighting this thing. Great description!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Evil, creepy creature!

Karysa Faire said...

OK, I really did not need to read that before going to bed. Very vivid. Thanks soooooo much. :-)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

ewww gross! I dislike spiders and snakes! You had me totally creeped out...but in a good way. Love this six, even though it made my skin crawl :)

J.A. Beard said...

Very creepy description.

Pippa Jay said...

Ditto on the 'hoooooooly shit!' Now I want a giant slipper, urgh.

1000th.monkey said...

...where's the bug spray and the fly swatter...

Sure, it's creepy, but I can't wait to see what it'll do :)

...still confused with the name though. Is it called 'sixteen'? if so, shouldn't it be capitalized?

agirlintheworld said...

I do NOT miss the parts about Sixteen. O_o She scared the pee outta me!

lexcade said...

Admittedly, the sixteen gave me nightmares. I remember trying to draw it in high school and getting nauseous. I tormented myself by combining two of my least favorite creatures EVER. But Dima shares my loathing of spiders. The snake was an added "oh, I need something to break her ribs...SNAKE!"

I apologize if any of you had nightmares...

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