Daily Snippet, 1-7-12

“This is the best case ever,” Nelly said over the comm. I didn’t have to ask then if she was seeing what I was. “Do you think–“

 I didn’t hear whatever Nelly asked. “Repeat,” I said. Then the spider bot hit the floor with a terrifying thud. Its body was dark and dead, just like the comm connection. I grabbed it and roughly stuffed it into a pocket. Even if I didn’t get caught, I didn’t want anyone in the commune to see it and get suspicious that they were being watched.

from Incognito: the Vertical Street

Er, this still counts as today, right? It’s still the seventh in Hawaii, I think. Yeah, okay, I need to stop leaving my words until so late at night. Still, this scene ran nice and long and good. The snippet is short because I had trouble finding something that would not give away any major spoilers without resorting to single words–“door” not being a riveting sample on its own.

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About Joyce

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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