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When last we left them, Clyota and the Pressman had gone to the Library to find a secure ‘Net connection for some research into the contents of the lockbox and Clyota was worried about running into her least favorite co-worker.
Naturally, they not only run into her, but into a certain bad guy—one John Anderson-Smith—who does his best to spoil our heroes’ field trip.
Luckily, Clyota has sympathetic back up.
“She’s not a Librarian,” said Diane, shooting me with a look of triumph, “and now she won’t even be a Patron any more.”
“Belay that, Diane,” said a voice. I turned to see Patricia, her stance loose and her expression calm. “I overheard this gentleman,” she indicated Anderson-Smith, “threatening to remove this Patron’s property by force. I find him guilty of attempted theft and intimidation on Library grounds, and I am pulling his Privileges.
“Clayton,” she said, tapping her call button, “I have a Revoked for the Cooler.”
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38 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian LVII (Revoked)”
Ooh. Burn! 🙂 great six!
It was fun to take Diane down. 😀
Ha! Eat that, Dianne.
Yeah, she’s going down.
Patricia to the rescue! Great six! I’m curious to know what the Cooler is. 🙂
The image pretty much says it all, Jessica.
Trying to take away library privileges? :-O Sacrilege!!
I certainly thought so, Ana! 🙂
This is certainly something new and different! Interesting world you’ve built. What a library!
I tried, Taryn. 🙂
Intriguing six! Glad Patricia came to the rescue!
I’m sure Clyota feels the same, Paula. Not sure about the Pressman. . .
I LOVE how seriously they take this. It’s freaking awesome!
Thanks, Sarah. It’s fun to write, too. Sometimes I wish our library had a Cooler . . .
Awesome! Go Patricia! I also love the wording. A revoked for the cooler. Fantastic!
Thanks, Kate! 🙂
God, I just love this story!
How militant the librarians can truly be is both chilling and awesome. Having your privileges revoked sounds like a death sentence. As always, great sinppet, Sarah.
By this point, I’m pretty sure Clyota and Reynard wanted it to be a death sentence, Lisa. They were kind of tired of Anderson-Smith popping up all over the place . . . And so was I. 🙂
I’d say she has some backup! Awesome six. I love this story. Fear the librarians for they are the font of knowledge!!! 😉
She needed to know that, too, Silver. Thanks!
Wow. Librarians don’t mess around, do they?
We have our moments. 😉
The society is getting as interesting as the cyborg aspect.
I’m glad you think so. This story kind of grew out of wondering what kind of society would support a library system like this, and how would that society have grown from ours. I’m not sure I nailed it, but that’s what editing is for . . . right?
This is one serious library! You’ve created such an interesting world here. 🙂
Thanks, Dianne. This comes from writing a cathartic short story after a tough day at work, and then doing Nanowrimo . . .
I hope Diane likes that!
Not so much, I’m thinking . . . 😀
The Cooler doesn’t sound like a good place to be!
It does have text-only ‘Net access, as per the standard Prisoner Union contract, but no, not good.
LOL – great six. I love the intensity and seriousness of their interaction.
Thanks, Lorraine. Someone once told me it was one of the funniest things he’d ever read, but he wouldn’t want to live there. I kind of agree.
Oh Sarah, if only!
I know, right?