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Posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision and which I’m hoping to publish next month. (Those of you who participate in Sunday Snippets may remember parts of this.)
Taliya has just found out that her mother sold her lover (Luzita) into slavery.
There may or may not be some creative punctuation involved in the following text.
Taliya stared at her, stunned, her mind numb even as her thoughts whirled and spun out of control.
“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 Luzita…”
“You’ll find someone else. Someone more suitable.”