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“The Piter mysteries are classics,” Phila’s sister said, “and you should see them some time. Iric’s uncommonly fond of them, if you should think to ask.”
So of course I did.
Moonless night, light sunk to nothing in the center of the villa: we watched them through. Iric looks ageless and somewhat childlike, but I suspect he’s no one to underestimate. He’s fond of detective stories, well these detective stories, so like a gathering of students we watch them through to the end, and the sun comes up on the conclusion. The holo-figures fade like ghosts before the dawn.
This is going to be the center, here on. I have joined a new family; though I may continue to bear her name, my clan-patron is not the elder to whom I owe my heart’s loyalty.
Speaker is Yasmin-3, Full Clone of the Great Shipwright (Naime). She’s the minor villain of the Ship’s Heart trilogy. Thanks to my writing comrade Lev Mirov, she’s getting her own novel. “Minor villain wreaks havoc on major villain when she discovers she’s been played; finds redemption through love of sex and fried dumplings.”
Intriguing scene, EP. I really like this line: “The holo-figures fade like ghosts before the dawn.”
Nice little glimpse into some details of every day life then with the added weight at the end about where the heart’s loyalty lies. Great snippet!
I want to find out who Iric is.
Great snippet. Love the line the light sunken to nothing in the center of the villa.
It sounds like quite a change to make, in loyalty, even if not in name!
“and the sun comes up on the conclusion.” Ooo I love that line so much… Amazing writing, as always!
“Finds redemption through sex and fried dumplings?” Is there a church that preaches this? 😉
I love that tagline. You have great scene setting in this excerpt. I got the sense of a sci-fi setting with just those few lines and a sense of the characters.
Endlessly inventive and evocative. I’m with Teresa — I LOVE this line: “The holo-figures fade like ghosts before the dawn.”