Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Enter)

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I remembered to sign up for WeWriWa this week!  Thanks to everyone who took pity on me and my frazzled self last week and left a comment anyway—I really appreciate it!

This week, Clyota is using Charlie’s secure Net connection to access a data pocket left behind by her mother.  She’s hoping it contains some answers about her mother’s alleged crime . . . maybe.


With my luck, I was about to lob a metavirus bomb into the Net. 

My hands stilled as that notion took hold of my high-level of anxiety and cranked it up another four notches. 

I’d told Rafe that I trusted Mom, and I did—but the Moonshot Killer was another matter.  According to her press, that Monica Hermandine-Mykota  wouldn’t balk at sacrificing her daughter to crash the world back to the Bad Old Times.

I took a breath.   It was too late to back out now, to pack everything back in the lockbox and go back to my safe little world and my petty little Mommy Issues—besides, if the worse happened, Charlie could be counted on to give me a merciful bullet, and Reynard would have a hell of a story, about which I would no longer care.

And I needed to know.

I hit the Enter key.


37 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Enter)

  1. You can still post your link on Snippet Sunday if you forget the wewria signup. 😀

    I love everything about this story. Librarians, metaviruses, hitting the enter key…lol! Love it.

  2. There are so many good things going on in this snippet, I don’t know where to start.

    I like this concept: “the Bad Old Times.” And that entire last para is chock full of information yet so fluid.

    Nice job, Sarah!

  3. Veeeeery nice snippet. High level of tension and it screams off the page. Great job. You may want to check that last paragraph for the word “back”. Three in that opening sentence. Sorry! Editor in me! I can’t help myself!!

    • Editors are always welcome here, Amy. 🙂

      And oops. I think I added two of those backs last night when I was throwing thing together . . . It’s killing me to leave it that way, but it’s fixed in the actual MS now.


  4. She has to know Charlie wouldn’t actually give her the merciful bullet, but Reynard would certainly have a compelling story. I wonder if he’d write it. I’d think he would. Clyota’s anxiety comes through loud and clear here. Makes for a tense, but enjoyable read. Riveting is the word I’m looking for. 🙂

  5. Love this! It would be impossible to resist “Full Metal Librarian” anyway, but the voice is fabulous! I’ll be back for more! In fact, I’m going to follow & poke around to see what else I can fall for around here. 😀


    • It’s a much better title than it was originally, Charley—it usually take me a couple tries.

      Feel free to browse around—hope you like what I’ve done with the place. 😀

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