Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXXV (Elementary)

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Two weeks after we last left her—at least in real time—Clyota has retrieved the her mother’s lockbox from the thief who tried to take it from her house, while she was busy being arraigned for murder.  She and the Pressman have finally made it back to the car, where Christina has been waiting for at least two pages with the motor running.  

After telling her best friend she looks like she lost the fight, Cristina notices the box:

I winced at the pain in my jaw, and probed for loose teeth with a cautious tongue.

“What’s in it?”

“I don’t know—my mother sent it to me.”

Christina was silent for a long moment.  “Oh,” she said.  “Well, it had better not be your old report cards from elementary school, that’s all I have to say.”

That’s not really all she had to say, because she’s one of mine, but that’s all the sentences I have today. . . 


 Previous Installments:

First ♦ Second ♦ Third ♦ Fourth ♦ Fifth ♦ Sixth
Seventh ♦ Eighth ♦ Ninth ♦ Tenth ♦ Eleventh ♦ Twelfth  ♦ Thirteenth
Fourteenth ♦ Fifteenth ♦ Sixteenth ♦ Seventeenth
Eighteenth ♦ Nineteenth ♦ Twentieth ♦ Twenty-first ♦ Twenty-second
Twenty-third ♦ Twenty-fourth ♦ Twenty-fifth ♦ Twenty-sixth
Twenty-seventh ♦ Twenty-eighth ♦ Twenty-nine ♦ Thirty
Thirty-one ♦ Thirty-second ♦ Thirty-third ♦ Thirty-fourth


26 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXXV (Elementary)

    • Thanks,Carrie-Anne—I think my parents had just dropped off a box of my old report cards when I was writing this part. They told me they didn’t need them, but couldn’t throw them away . . . To be honest, I still have them around somewhere.

  1. Yeah, I’m curious about what’s in the box… and what games you’re playing with time, if you felt you needed to disclaim ‘two weeks in real time.’ Thanks for joining in with Six Sentence Sunday this week!

    • I took two Sundays ‘off’ from FML to try couple sixes from my current WIP. The only game I play with time is guessing what day of the week it is. 🙂

  2. The detail of her probing her mouth for loose teeth is so realistic. How you weave details like that into your work is something I admire. Great six.

      • You’re welcome. I’m glad to hear I can return the favor then, since I’m loving your Full Metal snippets. XD (So, are we officially going with Full Metal Librarian or Daughter Of, or is it in the air still…as far as the title?)

        • Aww, what? I am always in the minority…no pun intended, though I’m amused by it now. 🙂 Ah, well. I know I’ll love whatever you come up with. Which may not make me such a great First Reader.

        • C’mon—you know when to humor me, when to red pen, and when to say, “Um . . .what on earth?”

          You’re a priceless First Reader. 🙂

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