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From my drawer novel: New information from the MoonShot massacre has been leaked, detailing the crimes of Clyota’s mother—and the Press are making the morning commute a bit difficult:
In my experience, the Press swarmed like blowflies—swat one and four took its place, taking little bites of people’s lives and spewing them all over the world.
I decided to put on my spare body armor for the commute. Admin frowned on Staff wearing Library-grade armor on the streets, but whatever hand-slapping I earned for that was going to be the least of my problems.
Sure enough, they were waiting for me at the Library—not just the Press, but also a Line of my coworkers, armed with rifles and standing on the top steps in front of the large double Doors, which whined high-pitched warnings.
Facing the Line was a triple row of Press, not quite spilling out into the street, electronics extended from hands and implants, waiting for me to appear. Police flanked the two lines but were there more to protect rubberneckers from their own stupidity than to assist the more heavily armed—and better trained—Library Staff.
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22 thoughts on “Six sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XVI (The Commute)”
I love, love , love the world building going on here 🙂
Thank you, Sarah!
Thanks, Sarah! 🙂
Wow, there’s no escape! Fantastic visuals! 🙂
Thanks! I love writing Press versus Librarians . . . it’s pretty much Freedom versus Personal Privacy, but with armaments.
Talk about walking in the line of fire!
Pun intended! 😀
Be still my heart! I love the idea of Library staff as military. Why is this in the drawer?! I want to read, review, and drool all over web about it!
It’s in the drawer because seven years ago I had no idea how to edit long fiction. Still don’t, but I might be ready to tackle it . . .
I cannot wait till this is out, as I’ll just eat it up! The world-building is incredible and I’m still dying to know why the Librarians have such security and now finding out they’re better armed and trained than the police? I know I’ve asked before, but do you need another Beta reader? 😀
You know, I’m thinking the explanations for all this might need to be moved up a bit.
And if you’re serious, Wendy, I’ll drop you a line.
I’m serious! Contact info on my blog– just let me know what, if anything, you want me to specifically look out for, or if you want general feedback on it as a whole… I’m being selfish, as I’d have bought this already if it was published, and so am impatient to read it 🙂
I love the no-nonsense sensibility of your character.
Thanks, Cindy! I love the realism of yours!
Such an awesome image. The world-building here is killer–the armor, the Press, the armed Doors. I can’t wait to see a Six with my favorite Press member.
Soon, Lisa! I was just thinking about him—our next door neighbor gave the kids fox Squinkies today! 😀
This is such a successful snippet of a world so like ours and yet not.
I’m going . . .somewhere. . . . 🙂
Armed library staff? This is my kind of book! Love your six!
I will join the chorus with: Get this out of the drawer!
Well . . . I did. Sort of.