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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one, but now that NaNoWriMo is over I’m going to be diving back into work on it.)
Skipping ahead just a little. Taliya and Ayess have reached her ship — now named the Onyx Sun.
As Taliya and Ayess boarded the ship she felt a sense of curiosity from it, along with a mix of things that she couldn’t sort out: fear? horror? anguish? terror? guilt? All of those seemed to be involved and she wished she could talk to the ghost and find out why.
“Welcome aboard, Ayess.” She smiled. “Come, let me give you a tour of the ship, and if you have any questions feel free to ask them.”
“May I ask…?” He hesitated, not sure what his boundaries were.
“You mentioned a ‘mystery cargo.’ Is it something real?”
“I’m not sure. The ship belonged to a smuggler before he was arrested and I bought it from a broker. A whole lot of people think there is still something on board but no one will tell me what it is. And the ship has been gone over by the broker and at least two different law enforcement agencies and no one seems to have found anything.”
“And that is the danger that you face? People wanting the cargo that isn’t here?”