Here's the next snippet from my nameless trunked manuscript. I'll keep sharing it for quite a while since my sci-fi (post-apocalyptic) romance isn't scheduled to come out until late February. For all past SFFSAT posts, click here. In the previous snippet, we witnessed Hades express some specie-ism with respect to a prospective employee.
Nell made a show of glancing down at her slim platinum wristwatch. “You don’t have a choice—we have an infestation problem. The Order of Acolytes’ raison d’être is to kill undead, and their leadership is a veritable snakes’ den. And yet, that fragile human survived their employ for close to a decade.”
Forced to concede her point, he searched for another way out. “It says in her file this woman was fired.”
His sister gave him a disgusted look. “You know as well as anyone the Order’s idea of termination involves homicide. I don’t know how the girl did it, but she managed to get enough leverage to make them leave her alone. That feat, at the very least, should earn her an interview.”
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