Posting a few excerpts from a rough draft of a science fiction novel called The Onyx Sun. I’ve been ignoring it for a while, but since I don’t hate it anymore I’m starting editing it this month.
Keep in mind this is a very rough draft of something that I hadn’t even looked at for several months. Also, the snippet has 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. Shortly after that she learned that Maureena had sold her lover into slavery.
“You sold her?” Taliya was certain that she was hearing things.
“She could not pay for her back room and board or even for her current upkeep so I sold her to a slaver to recoup my losses.”
“She didn’t have to pay room and board. Grandmother–“
“Your grandmother is dead.” Maureena’s voice was cold. “This house now operates under my rules.” Maureena’s smile was colder than her voice. “And under my rules, everyone pulls their own weight. I don’t believe in charity.”
“You sold her…” Disbelief still softened Taliya’s voice. “You sold the person I love…”
“You’ll find another, someone more suitable.”
Maureena is all about the money…
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