Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Jeopardy)

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I’m back from my week-long, semi-Internetless vacation in the northlands of Wisconsin—and for those of you who weren’t aware I’d left, raspberries to you I have plenty of photos and mosquito bites to prove it.

This week, I thought I’d go on with more of Clyota’s lawyer, because she’s a hoot to write and if I ever have cause to need a lawyer conversant in capital crimes, I’d want her.

Brain Art

Samantha resumed her seat behind the desk, her dress swirling around her before settling into becoming folds.  “So . . . Lieutenant William Strapton-Hardcastle died on your living room floor, and thank the Deity of Your Choice that he wasn’t on active duty at the time, or this would be even messier, but as it is, there will be a WASA rep or two in the courtroom—double jeopardy applies to the murder charge, but there are lots of different ways to get around that.” 

She took a deep breath and gave me a direct look from her startling green-gold eyes.  “So . . . did you kill him?”

“No,” I said.

She nodded. “Christina told me you hadn’t,” she said, “at great, loud length.  You wouldn’t happen to know who did?”



32 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Jeopardy)

  1. LOL I love her matter-of-fact way she goes through what they’re facing and her point blank question at the end. Fun snippet, Sarah. 🙂

    • All the lawyers I know are blunt when it comes to asking questions and evasive when giving answers. But they do take a few more sentence breaks than Samantha!

  2. I agree – I love your attorney character. Even her style of dress beckons a second glance, because the flouncy skirt that swirls already sets her apart from the regular legal crowd who would wear a pencil skirt, no doubt. I’d like to see her in action, so definitely count me in for the next snippet!

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