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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.”
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28 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XLV (Someone Special)”
So he has a personal connection. Nice six!! 🙂
He does—which comes as something of a shock to Cly. 🙂
I like her spunk. Nice twist in the plot, too! Well done, well done. I wonder what her reaction to that shocker will be? Great six!
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. 😉
Yikes. Nice twist there.
Aha! The plot thickens.
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.
Poor Reynard 😦 great six!
I think this is the point where she starts thinking about him by his name, Wendy. Guess I’ll find out for next week. 🙂
Aw, poor guy! Great six.
I’m enjoying this plot! Interesting characters too!
Thanks, Carrie—and congrats on your book release!
Thanks Sarah! I dig your Pressman character. He seems cool and confident.
Love this. Pithy….
A six sentence limit sort of lends itself to pithy. 🙂
Poor man. So this is personal to him too.
Afraid so. I was just learning how to torture my characters . . .
See my mouth gaping?!? Wow. What a confession to make. Interesting twist here.
It is a bit of a surprise, isn’t it? I was hoping it would be! 🙂
Okay, I didn’t expect that! Great twist.
Good! And thanks, Elaine. 😉
I gather he turned his recorder off–he didn’t want that on the record any more than she does.
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. 🙂
Nice plot twist!
Such a great scene! What’s the latest with your novel? This has got to get published in some form….
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 . . .
LOVE the twist at the end!