Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 3
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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. The day job blew up all over me so I haven’t had the time to work on my revisions adding to my general levels of frustration. *exhales and finds her happy place* It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes shortly after last week’s when Clara made the young steward blush.
“Clara took pity on him; she nodded her thanks and followed the Otto. The automaton was anchored into the floor on a track and rolled ahead of her. The anchor made sense as it meant the machine would remain stable during turbulences or altitude drops.
It also meant it could only follow predetermined routes.
Out of the corner of her eyes Clara catalogued the tracks, mapping them in her head against the intel she’d received before the mission.
Within a few minutes they stood outside a non-descript door. She had the expected corner cabin giving her only one neighbour-and that cabin would miraculously stay unoccupied.
It were the details that counted.”
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Posted on January 25, 2015, in Dirigibles Are Forever, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged dirigibles, erotic, fun, james bond, jane bond, romance, sexy, steampunk, steamy, swashbuckling, wip. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.
You left us with a cliff hanger. Is the other room unoccupied really?
Yes, it really is. She can’t have someone quite so close if she’s going to fulfill her mission;).
She has her details managed. Now what is she up to?
We’ll have to see;).
Love all the details. She sounds uber-competent, but why do I get this feeling the cabin next door won’t stay unoccupied?
Hm, I hadn’t realized that mentioning the empty cabin will lead readers to thinking it has meaning…I will tweak.
Good that she’ll have some privacy to do what she needs to do. Always enjoy your snippets, Tina. Great job!
very well done scene set up. I could see this clearly. great snippet
Thank you, Michelle.
I love the details!
One question, though: I was under the impression that she was doing this mission without the approval of her superiors—so where is her funding coming from?
If this is explained in the story, don’t ruin it for me—I was just curious! 🙂
Hm, interesting question. In my mind she had the approval and somehow managed to go on alone…I will have to clarify in my head and then on the page. Thanks for pointing this out!
Like the small details that paint the picture. With only these eight sentences, I assume we’re inside a dirigible?
Yes, we are;). Thanks, Cara.
She seems so well prepared and so focused…can’t wait to see what might go wrong in the elaborate plan. I did feel as if I was inside the dirigible with her – great descriptions!
Thank you, Veronica.
“Miraculous” empty room, huh? Makes me wonder what she did to achieve that miracle. Sneaky…
That she is, Caitlin;).
I love Clara! She’s so focused and has thought of everything. Can’t wait to see what kind of adventure is in store for her.
She’s a resourceful lady. I can’t wait to see how her plan works out.
Such a tidy plan. I have a feeling it is going to begin unraveling soon. Great snippet.