Well, as those of you who've been reading for a bit know already, I have a novella by the name of "And the Stars Will Sing" available on Kindle and now, Smashwords. Here are the links to that, in case you missed it: Kindle Smashwords
Since it has lots of amusing dialogue, space pirates, a charming romance, and alien cuisine, you should go download it now, and review it, too. I'll wait.
Now that that's done, I'm going to let you in on a taste of what's to come. Back on Terra, at the other end of the galaxy, a friend of Crystal's is slaving away at an Orwellian workplace filled with peace, love, and light.
Will you at least pretend to do some work? You don’t want to lose café privileges. If you have to work in solitary for any length of time, that’s a black mark on your record. Julia shook her head, and Sara skirted her away. Yeah, right. Miss the blandwiches for a month? I’m shaking in my grav boots, baby. Loosen up. I have to go kill Bernard Shaw. Are we on for after work? Well, you know about the alcohol rationing— Fuck it. There are other things we can do. Not even coffee? Did you forget about the embargo on products from Phoebus? Chikusho! Yes, I did. Right. Tea? Or we could get some rotgut. Are you swearing in Japanese to impress me? Oh, Julia, honey, why do that when I can swear in German, too? Ch gebe nicht einen Scheiß! It’s all about flouting regulations. You’re going to be fired. And so am I, if I don’t run. Seven o’clock at the Old Museum? You got it. Now I have to delete this before someone sees it. They’re all Corinthenkackers, anyway.
...and if I see some comments, you guys will get another excerpt! So, get writing, people! Wordthieves, the story this excerpt was taken from, will be up on Kindle and Smashwords soon. A release link will be up on the blog as soon as it's done. Keep your eyes peeled!
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