Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXI (The Death)

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This next passage is a few chapters later—Clyota is unpleasantly surprised when her mother’s co-pilot shows up bearing a gift.  And even more so when he’s shot on her Doorstep:

The Ambulance landed in my front lawn and the Door let the medics through.  Strong hands pulled me from my resuscitation attempts, and I stumbled over the box. 

I gave it a vicious kick, sliding it out of the way.

The EMTs not involved with the Lieutenant asked me questions, recorded my answers, and downloaded the Door’s log.  Then they all took William Strapton-Hardcastle away, leaving only a few spots on my carpet. 

Laser blasts don’t make for pretty wounds, I observed through several layers of fog, but they do keep most of the blood in.


Previous Installments:
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Seventh ♦ Eighth ♦ Ninth ♦ Tenth ♦ Eleventh ♦ Twelfth  ♦ Thirteenth
Fourteenth ♦ Fifteenth ♦ Sixteenth ♦ Seventeenth
Eighteenth ♦ NineteenthTwentieth


23 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXI (The Death)

    • This is pretty much where my betas are saying the real story starts. I agree, except it cuts the story by a third . . .

      You made the stud into a caring uncle this week—how cool is that?

  1. I just love your lines about laser blasts don’t make for pretty wounds… But keep most of the blood in. It stuck with me. I sense it’s an important clue to story. Nice!

  2. I’ll have to remember those laser blasts the next time I’m so inclined to wound the little ones. Tee hee hee.

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