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From the drawer novel, another continuation—I swear there’s a plot in here, somewhere:
The explosion shuddered the glasscrete and rattled the doors, but that was all.
“You okay?” I asked the boy, who had gone silent, his blue eyes open wide.
“Maaaa-maaa!” he screamed. “Maaaa-maaa!”
A woman ran up, yanking a sullen older child along by one arm. Close behind her was Frieda, the Children’s Supervisor, who looked exactly like Mrs. Santa Claus, right down to the jolly pink cheeks and the white hair braided into a bun—but her usual cheerful smile was absent, which meant she was seriously ticked.
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24 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian VIII (Serpent’s Tooth)”
Oooooh. Ticking off a children’s librarian? So not a good move.
You’re so right about that, MSB!
I can understand why she’d be ticked. Continuing to enjoy this story! 🙂
YES! Exploding books! Thank you. I love it.
You’re welcome, Wendy. 😀
I absolutely loved the description of Frieda. Great six! Looking forward to the next. 😀
Mrs. Claus in body armor. Couldn’t resist!
I’d be seriously ticked too. Enjoying these snippets. I hope you’re able to whip it into a structure, as I know I’d love to read the whole thing…
I just received a lot of notes about this from a friend. I’m still not entirely sure it’s worth the effort to do the extensive rewrites it needs, but maybe . . .
That’s good stuff. Excellent six.
Thanks—liked yours, too. And your images were excellent.
I’m really enjoying this. Yes, it’s worth doing the rewrites 🙂
Thanks, Sarah. Guess we’ll see!
I’m with everyone else. Definitely worth the re-write. Another great six from a great novel.
Sorry. Posted from my school email addy. Haha.
That’s okay, Mrs. Rogers! 😀
This is such fun, Sarah. And I’m smitten with the word ‘glasscrete.’ I’ll bet someone’s already invented that, here in Vegas.
I’m sure someone has!
This is a great scene.
Thanks, Lyra! 🙂
This is a clearly a process in patience. Your descriptions are fantastic and detailed with an economy of words.
Yes, clearly. 😀 Thank you, Lisa!
Oh, my lord! I LOVED this! The description of an unhappy librarian as an ticked-off Mrs. Claus was a masterpiece! That’s exactly what sets apart great writing from good writing.