Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian LII (Cold Comfort)

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After the revelations of the past couple of Sundays, Clyota accuses the Pressman of wanting the broadcast rights to a good story more than he wants justice for his murdered wife.

He tells her he wants both.

(Photo credit: tanakawho)

“I betrayed the Pressman’s Code the night Jessica died and I betrayed her by abandoning a solid lead to hold her empty shell in my arms,”  he said. “I will not make the same mistake again.”

I didn’t know what to say.  Comfort seemed impossible and unwanted—the Pressman was not my friend, although I thought he was no longer an enemy. 

 “Fine,” I said finally.  “Turn yourself back on and let’s get going.” 


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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
Forty-fourth ♦ Forty-fifth ♦ Forty-sixth ♦ Forty-Seventh
Forty-Eighth ♦ Forty-ninth ♦ FiftyFifty-one


30 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian LII (Cold Comfort)

  1. “Turn yourself back on…”

    I love the bluntness of this. Even without context, its snarky without being mistaken as double-entendre. These two work very well together.

    • He is. Members of the Press Corps have chips and basic recording equipment installed so they can record, edit, and upload their stories to Central Dispatch for broadcasting. This means that when they go ‘off the record’ (which doesn’t happen often), they have to power down.

      They also ‘enhance’ themselves with better (and multiple) lenses and wire themselves for sound—but to afford that, they need to find new stories . . .

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