Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XLV (Someone Special)

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Clyota and the Pressman have arrived in their hotel room—and didn’t the clerk give them an odd look—with the lockbox.  But first, Clyota wants to ask him a question “Off the Record.”  The Pressman tells her that isn’t in their contract. 

So she asks anyway:

“Tell me why you accused John Anderson-Smith of killing ‘someone spe—'”  I stopped as he held up a hand, then moved it to the blue button and pressed.

The ever-present hum died into silence and he sat down in the chair behind him, as if he’d lost much of his personal energy, too.

“Tell me,” I said.

“Her name was Jessica Sentinel-Beacon,” he said, his darkened lens pointed at the drab beige carpet, his organic eye staring at nothing I could see—or wanted to.  “My wife.”


 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-ninth ♦ Thirtieth
Thirty-first ♦ Thirty-second ♦ Thirty-third ♦ Thirty-fourth  ♦ Thirty-fifth
Thirty-sixth ♦Thirty-seventh ♦ Thirty-eighth ♦ Thirty-ninth
Fortieth ♦ Forty-first ♦  Forty-second ♦ Forty-Third


28 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XLV (Someone Special)

    • Thank you (and thanks for the tweet)!

      Cly’s opinion of the Press Corps—or at least its individual members—might be undergoing a radical change. 😉

  1. To have already loved Reynard so much and then get the devastating information that explains his inner-tortured was a wonderful moment for me while reading this novel. If that made sense? What I meant is, I love this.

    • Exactly, Sue Ann. There’s a scene a couple of chapters before than explains ‘Off the Record,’ but it didn’t go neatly into six sentences. 🙂

    • My current WIP is going through final paranoid tweaking before I send it out into the world.

      Full Metal is still on the back burner. Maybe after Nano, I’ll take it out again . . .

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