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I know I’m not supposed to say this, but Reynard Times-Courier is one of my favorite characters. He’s also one of the reasons I don’t like to go into my subconscious unarmed . . .
“Murderer’s Lover killed on Daughter’s Doorstep. Broadcast,” he said, giving me a bird-like stare from his single, human eye, “at eleven, twelve, and two.”
“Get out of my house,” I said, advancing on him.
“I want words first—off the record.” He slowly moved a finger to a blue button on his breastplate and pressed it.
The hum that emanated from him dropped in pitch until all was silent, and the small red lights on his equipment went dead.
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25 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXIII (Off the Record)”
WOW…so intrigued, I’ve book marked so I can go back for previous instalments. Great six!
Thanks, Alix—your six always have such a lovely tension!
Hmm, I wonder why he’s doing that. Another intriguing six! 🙂
Thanks, Jessica—I’m wondering about the mark on your Quinn’s daughter!
Intriguing. An as a former student of typography, his name “Times-Courier” made me giggle out loud. 🙂
It was meant to be a newspaper homage (his first name means “fox”), but what better name for a journalist than a typescript? 🙂
Hey, as long as my stats don’t tank on Sundays . . . But I’m thinking of sharing bits of other things, too, as I go . . .
Ok. Don’t leave us hanging! They are both headstrong characters. Great six!
Thanks, Carrie—your six this week were polyester surreal. Amazing! 🙂
Very intriguing! I’m very curious about the off-the-record info.
Thanks, Karyn—when Pressmen go off-the-record, things get interesting (I hope)!
I loved that character too! Great description of showing all his apparatus and using different senses…
I like to think of him as a sort of reverse Tin Man . . .
I’m just wrapping up your MS, Angela! Should have everything back to you by . . . Tuesday?
Awesome! And I’m going to make sure to give my final thoughts to you on yours by this week too…
Very nice! First time reading your snippets. Very intriging story. 🙂
Thanks, Teresa! Your sentences were fascinating—I want to know more about the shadowed man . . .
Another intriguing six! I want to know what he has to say! 🙂
Thanks, Lorraine! 🙂
You know how much I love Reynard, but this snippet is great spotlight of him: he always wants to know the full story, not just the popular scoop. What’s the human interest? I love that it comes from someone who is not all human.
He’s one of a kind, I think. Thanks, Lisa.
I’m reading about Brassai, the wonderful Hungarian (or was it Romanian?) photographer. He said that one could forget entirely about having a conversation when tape recorders were used. That when you turned one off, and actually had a conversation, that was where one activated the mind. Maybe that’s what journalists are trying to do when they say, “off the record.”
So simple, but replacing a word with Murderer is a vast improvement. It allows the story to speak. Yes.
I knew how much you disliked Abomination, Lyra—after twenty-something chapters, so did I.