Here's the next snippet from my nameless trunked manuscript. My first attempt at a full-length novel, it was written when vampires were still in vogue (though these vampires have pseudo-scientific origins). The prospect of revising the whole thing is too daunting, but let's see if I can salvage it one tiny bit at a time. (Disclaimer: My writing has significantly improved over the years.) For last week's post (as well as all the ones from Warlock's Pawn and Tower in the Woods), click here. In the previous snippet, we got to know my hero's sister, Nell, a little bit better.
"Judging from her appearance, I could break all her bones with a single blow.”
His sister snorted. “If that were our benchmark, no human would be fit for recruitment.” She rose, circled the table, and took control of his computer. With a few taps, she enlarged the human’s image. “Look at where Ms. Springfield chose to sit. Look at the way she’s scanning the lobby. She’s a trained operative. If you’d bothered to read her file, you’d know she’s perfect for the job.”
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