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I’m going to be posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision and which I’m hoping to publish later this month. (If it doesn’t make it to e-print by the end of June it will definitely be out in August.)
(Those of you who participate in Sunday Snippets may remember parts of this.)
There may or may not be some creative punctuation involved in the following text.
Taliya shuddered as she stared at the mansion that loomed before her: maybe it was the news of her grandmother’s death, but the house now seemed overwhelmingly reminiscent of a mausoleum. Not even the thought of Luzita was able to brighten her homecoming, and wearily she forced herself to exit her HoverWing and approach the ornate doors.
They opened in response to her presence and she stepped into an empty foyer. The vaulted ceiling and unadorned white marble walls seemed to make her breath echo and already she felt stifled, suffocated. It was like this every time she returned from having been away, as if the part of her that was real couldn’t pass over the threshold, and the part of her that did pass through was little more than a construct, created by her mother – or maybe for her mother.