Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Ballsy)

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My ten-year old had a friend over last night, so no one had much sleep last night and I can’t vouch for the quality or coherence of this post or any of the comments I leave at anyone’s place today—though they could be pretty funny, in a surreal way. . . 

I’m skipping the explanation Clyota gives to Charlie about what’s going on, since it would be a repeat of the stuff I’ve posted before.*

But after he remarks that she needs to watch her defense, she informs him that she’s flattened John Anderson-Smith a couple times, thank you very much:

Brass Ones

“He is the one kicking his heels in the Cooler, right?”

I held his gaze and tried to project sincerity.  “No,” I said, trying not to dwell on whether his eyes were more blue than green.  “I told you: I’ve never seen him before in my life.  So it won’t be necessary to pass his name to the Library.” 

Charlie nodded.  “My mistake.  I was thrown by the unknown gentleman’s battered face, and his apparent interest in the stuff your mother sent you.  ‘Course, if he is the right guy,” he added, “he must have balls of solid stupid to follow you into a Library.”


*if you’re interested in any of it, search “Full Metal Librarian” in the window on the sidebar—if not, no hard feelings

38 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Ballsy)

    • Thanks AmyJo!

      I forgot to sign up for WeWriWa, too . . . but I made bunny pancakes that looked like bunnies this morning, so the day is a win, anyway!

  1. I’m so in love with BALLS OF SOLID STUPID I can barely contain myself from not posting that all over SOME people’s time lines. Great snippet!

  2. ‘..balls of solid stupid.’ I love that line! Made me chuckle! Great snippet!
    I also like the distraction: “…trying not to dwell on whether his eyes were more blue than green.” Eyes are always a distraction for me, too. 🙂

    • Me, too, Karen. Clyota just noticed that Charlie actually had eyes, and very nice ones, so she’s having a hard time staying focused . . . 😉

    • She’s not really, Sue Ann—she knows that he knows that she knows that he knows . . . but if he reports John Anderson-Smith’s name to the Library, they’ll let him go free sooner rather than later, which isn’t helpful.

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