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Posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision and which I’m hoping to publish later this month. (Those of you who participate in Sunday Snippets may remember parts of this.)
Following up from last week’s post: Taliya has just returned home from negotiating a contract on another planet.
There may or may not be some creative punctuation involved in the following text.
She winced inwardly – she hated being called Mistress – and turned to face the speaker.
“Regino.” Her voice was warm as she greeted the butler, even as her eyes darkened with worry: the man was not making eye contact with her, a sure sign that either she was in trouble or that she was not going to like what he was going to tell her. “Where is Mother?” she asked.
“She is in her office. She said she had a few things to take care of.”
Taliya nodded, somehow relieved that she wouldn’t have to deal with her just yet.