Daily Snippet, 1-2-12

Nelly laughed, warm and human under all that tech. “Be careful. Last time you took a missing person case, you ended up with a new pet.”

I held up a hand. “Don’t remind me.” When she said “pet,” she meant Pike. In an off-world case I regretted from the moment I took it, I went looking for Thomas Ivory, a captain’s son, who ultimately faked his death to become Pike permanently. He was a body modification fetishist, he had a nanite skin overlay to facilitate frequent appearance changes, and he was screwing my assistant. Oh, and he had invited himself come live with me as either payment or punishment for keeping his secret, depending on which one of us you asked.

from Incognito: The Vertical Street, scene 2

It’s just a little recap of the Episode Zero of the series (NSFW), but I liked it. Plus, it mentioned everyone on the team. Lines that manage to convey that kind of narrative freight are important in these opening scenes, so I can establish the baseline of the world.

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Joyce Sully lives in Southern California. She graduated from UC Irvine. She likes to knit and cook and play video games. But mostly she writes. Joyce writes short stories and novels, songs and poems, scripts and instructions to feed the cat if she stays out late. She has been spotted as far afield as Seattle, but travel makes her nervous. She believes in magic and dragons and ghosts, but is not convinced her next-door neighbors are real.
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  1. Daily Snippet: #Incognitoverse, book 1, scene 2 http://t.co/RcqrUxbI Last time on…

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