Welcome to Science Fiction Fantasy Saturday. Snippets of ten sentences or less are yours for the reading!
And we’re picking up where we left off last week with the opening lines of HERO’S END. Last week, Larianne Varo was running late for an appointment on Chiron Station.
Damn the Artelian freighter that had to bump the docking ring just as her transport was coming in! No one had been able to disembark from either vessel until the airlock seals and hull integrity could be certified safe. Damn bureaucracy! Nothing to be done about that now. She’d just have to deal with the censure when she got to the pleasure suite.
You could rent a pleasure suite on a space station by the hour and rest assured no one would eavesdrop, either electronically or otherwise. Sure, there were some that specialized in such, but Scarlett’s on Chiron Station wasn’t one of them. If it were, it would lose its license. The owners of Scarlett’s prided themselves on their discretion. That was one reason it was so popular with the swells.
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12 thoughts on “Saturday Snippet: Hero’s End – The Beginning Part 2”
You definitely want your privacy in a pleasure suite, I’d say… 😉
For what she’s wanting it for…
Those damn freighters – always messing up someone’s day…!
That’s ’cause the pilot’s usually either a drunken pirate, or recovering from serious injury.
It’s so important to run a respectable pleasure suite.
You have NO idea…
Sounds like the place to be if you don’t want to be seen or heard. Do we get to meet the owner?
The owner? No. Someone more important? Yes.
Not so sure I’d damn bureaucracy that made sure the airlocks sealed properly.
You know, you have a good point, SueAnn.
What an interesting set-up: we get to learn so much in so few lines. Love the pleasure room concept.
It sounds so much nicer than ‘No-tell Motel.’