Posting a few excerpts from a UFO (UnFinished Object) that is in my “Novels I’m Ignoring” file. It’s a rough draft of a science fiction novel called The Onyx Sun and I just reread it and I don’t hate it anymore so it might get edited and finished someday. Keep in mind this is a very rough draft of something that I haven’t even looked at since last August or so and which has probably been a victim of creative editing.
Taliya Swann has been away from home negotiating a mining contract on another planet. When she called to advise her mother (head of House/Company) that they had a contract, Maureena informed her that her grandmother had died the day before. All that was left to look forward to was being reunited with her lover, Luzita.
Returning home, she was met by Regino, the butler, who told her that her grandmother’s funeral had been held the day she died. She had just asked where Luzita was when her mother entered and dismissed Regino.
“I would have liked to have gone to the funeral.”
Maureena shrugged. “There wasn’t one. I felt that the expense was unnecessary and had her body sent straight to the crematorium. By the way, you are needed at Aelind’s office at precisely 9:00 tomorrow morning to be given your inheritance.”
Taliya struggled to maintain composure: her mother’s uncaring attitude was already beginning to punch holes in her emotional armor, and coupled with grief over her grandmother’s death and Regino’s hesitancy to answer her questions Taliya was on the verge of losing control.
She nodded: she would not break down in front of Maureena. She would not give her the pleasure of her tears, would not even draw the deep breath that her lungs were screaming for.
“And Luzita?” she asked.
“Gone? Gone where?”
“I don’t know. I sold her.”
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