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Clyota is learning that Pressmen do have feelings, but they don’t think the way other people do . . .
“A man brushed past me, but I caught him only in profile, shaded in darkness—and then I saw her, crumpled on the ground.” He suddenly focused a blazing eye on me. “I should have followed him, should have recorded his face, forced him to speak! But I abandoned my core purpose, everything I believe, he said, his fists clenching, pounding on his knees, once, twice. “I abandoned the story of her death to go to her body, hoping I might be in time to tell her. . . And by doing so, I let her murderer go free.”
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28 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XLVIII (The Betrayal)”
Sounds like guilt is eating away at him. Nice six! 🙂
This entire story is very intriguing.
Thanks, Cara—I’m pleased you think so!
That he blames himself for not following the murderer when there still was a chance to save her is gut wrenching. No matter the choice, he’d have regretted it, I’d think.
I think so, too, Lisa. I wish I could remember if I did that on purpose. 🙂
Wow. The fine line gets thinner. Great six!
Thanks, Wendy. Yeah, he’s human under all the metal and wire bits.
This is really amazing. There’s an incredible depth and perspective to your character.
Thank you, Sarah. He’s one of my favorites, which was a surprise—I’d planned for him to be a complete bastard. 🙂
These characters become their professions, don’t they.
I tend to write workaholics, Sue Ann—I’ve no idea why. I’d rather sleep in, most days. 😀
Sounds like his guilt is eating him up.
You’re right, Elaine, and guilt is a tough concept for a Pressman.
Not sure why my comments aren’t posting. I’ve tried 3 times. Sorry
Classic – that one did!! What I’d been trying to say was: He did exactly the right thing – only try telling him that, right?
Exactly, Kristal! Poor guy . . .
Intriguing, he’s obviously feeling guilty.
Yep—but not quite in the direction we would, I think.
The guilt he harbors pulls me in to this character and this scene. Really nice work here!
Thank you, Carrie—I’ve been loving your sixes!
He is eaten up with guilt. What did he want to tell her? Intriguing snippet.
Wow, that is a very different way of thinking. You’d think it callous if not for his emotional reaction.
Why must you keep doing this to me, Sarah? Another intriguing group of words. You string them together well!
I do it out of love, Odie. 🙂
Very intense, emotional six! I hope he can come to terms with his feelings of guilt.
i think revenge just may do it, Carrie-Anne.