Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Plausible Gullibility)

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Now that it’s August—already?—I’m moving back to more snippets from Full Metal Librarian.

When last we left them, librarians Clyota and Charlie, and Pressman Reynard were consulting with Clyota’s lawyer Samantha, who will be defending Clyota on the murder charge.

Samantha, because she’s a good lawyer, is amazed that Clyota is out on bail and figures there’s more to the story than what she’d been told . . .

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“I’m surprised Judge Iron-Drawers unbent enough to view the data before the trial—he’s one cold, letter-of-the-law judiciary,” Samantha said.

“Curiosity,” said Reynard, “is a great prioritizer of principles.”

“Well, I guess.”  Samantha scribbled something on a pad, tore off the note, and stuck it to her terminal.  “So,” she said, “I get why this Anderson-Smith is the most likely suspect for the Strapton-Hardcastle murder, but what’s his motivation—what’s in the lockbox?  And don’t tell me he’s a rabid collector of Moonshot memorabilia, because while I am a defense lawyer and therefore believe you implicitly, you aren’t paying me enough to be that gullible.”

Charlie and Reynard looked at me.  I suppressed the urge to squirm.

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47 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Full Metal Librarian (Plausible Gullibility)

  1. I agree with FCEtier — “Curiosity is a great prioritizer of principles” is an awesome line. And this made me giggle, too: “…I am a defense lawyer and therefore believe you implicitly, you aren’t paying me enough to be that gullible.” (I’m a nurse at a jail. I SOOOO understand that line!)

    • That gullible line was originally “You aren’t paying me to be gullible,” but one of my good friends used to be a defense lawyer, and he told me otherwise, in no uncertain terms. 😀

      (My sister is a jail nurse, too—there’s a coincidence! 🙂 )

  2. Love this line: “Curiosity,” said Reynard, “is a great prioritizer of principles.”

    Great writing as always Sarah, and I’ve missed this story. 🙂
    “Curiosity,” said Reynard, “is a great prioritizer of principles.”

  3. I love the lines already mentioned above…but I wanna know why Clyota is suppressing the urge to squirm. Were they going to say the suspect was indeed a rabid collector? Nice eight that leaves me asking questions and wanting answers!

    • The contents of the box relate to things that Clyota has been trying not to think about for a couple years—like her mother’s posthumous conviction of mass murder. So there’s that . . .

  4. I love your attorney character – she plunges right past any charades and takes charge. I love how your portrayed the judge, as well, with his curiosity getting the better of his “Iron-drawers” morality. Great 8!

  5. I really enjoy their (or is it there? ; ) )world. I’ve missed Pressman and Clyota these past couple of weeks. Maybe you should think about releasing the whole thing in serial format?

  6. I do so enjoy how no-nonsense Samantha is. It’s a joy to read her dialogue, because she’s so with-it. And Clyota is currently on the end of that no-nonsense stare.

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