Daily Archives: July 6, 2014

Sunday Excerpt — July 6, 2014

More from Sanguine, a science fiction novel (still in progress) with elements of semi-paranormal M/M romance.

(I am done with beta readers, and Sanguine is in next-to-final-edit stage, so this is still a work in progress and the following lines may or may not have been hacked and recombined and creatively punctuated to fit into 10 sentences.)

(Actually, this more than 10 sentences but I gave up cutting them down, and they’re short.  I’ll try to do better next week.)

Moving on from Trini to introduce another secondary character.

Kaen, Gregor, and Trini are getting Trini set up in the ship’s computer systems, and Trini asks if they have started advertising for crew yet.


“Do you know someone?” Gregor asked.

“I… I might know someone looking for a computer position.”

“Oh?  Who?”


“Murray?”  Gregor stared at her.

Trini flushed defensively. “He’s very good at what he does.”

“Yes, but he’s… Murray.”

Kaen looked at the two of them quizzically.

“He’s… shy.  And awkward.  And… okay, he makes me look confident,” Trini sighed.  “But…”

“But he’s probably the best computer hac… tech… in the business,” Gregor admitted.

“And you won’t see him much,” Trini said defensively.  “You know how he is, Greg.”

“How is he?” Kaen asked, amused by their conversation.

“Shy,” Trini said.

Gregor laughed.  “Reclusive is more like it.”

“You’re making me curious to meet him,” Kaen said, but dark blue eyes fastened questioningly on Gregor.

“I have no objection,” Gregor said.  “In fact,” he added, “I would love to have him on board.”




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