Another Six Sentence Sunday, another look at my first drawer novel—and a peek into Clyota’s life.
It isn’t all hot partners and HushMasters, you know:
Only a few people have the guts or ignorance to overtly threaten a Librarian, but there were plenty who thought I should be reminded of what my mother had done and that I was going to hell, too, or worse, by association.
My inbox held only two of those messages today, one hinting that I could earn redemption by living alone on a mountain for the rest of my life, praying for the families of the MoonShot Base victims. I sent both to System Admin for blockage and legal repercussions, though Jeff didn’t seem overly concerned.
“Sticks and stones,” he said.
I didn’t bother telling him that sticks and stones were a walk in the park. Broken bones heal, but word-inflicted wounds can be deep and permanent.
Go ask any school-aged kid which one he’d want to face.
26 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian IV (Sticks and Stones)”
Yikes. Nice. It’s true, too. At least you can sorta fight back against Sticks and Stones.
Sometimes you can fight back against words, too, but it takes longer and it’s an uglier fight . . .
What did her mom do??????????
Stay tuned, MSB, at least until I find the sentences to explain . . . 😀
You’re such a tease, Sarah.
Only about some things . . . 😉
Very true. Words do hurt more.
I’m so intrigued by this story. Keep posting, please! 🙂
You, too—I’m enjoying your sentences (*fans self*)!
Can’t wait to know what happened to cause alll this mess for her.
Words hurt waaaaay more than sticks and stones.
I want more of this 🙂
I’m relieved to hear that, Sarah—’cause I’ve got a lot more . . . 😀
True, although you can give words more power to hurt you than you need to by choosing to dwell on them.
I’m also curious about what happened with the MoonShot Base. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for commenting!
This look into Clyota’s personal life does a lot. It doesn’t just explain why her hard shell is the way it is; it explains a lot about the culture of her world, too and it does it so well. I agree with everyone else—more!
Thanks, Lisa—I’m just happy you aren’t tired of this by now . . .
Looking forward to what’s next. Great six
Words hurt…a lot. I still remember quite a few things people said to me when I was a child..although now I don’t give a rats a**
I know what you mean, Krystal. Though I wonder sometimes—if I really didn’t care, why are those words still stuck in my brain?
This is very cool. I want to see what comes next.
Thanks, Lisa. I’m trying to figure out how to explain it in six sentences . . .
I like the spare, menacing quality here. I can’t put my finger on it but the prose reminds me of someone. I’ll be back when it comes to me…
Well, you did help me with the first chapter of Pigeon—maybe I remind you of me? 😀
Great writing! I can’t wait to see more.
Thank you — I love your website (and I feel the same way about Derek)!