Sunday, April 1, 2012

#SixSunday: Virgo (WIP)-Dance Club Scene #11

Last week, Sam's narrative mentioned The Cookie Incident. I was planning to leave that hanging, but so many readers wanted to know what it was that I just can't. So, I'm jumping ahead to the end of the chapter.

The setup: Delilah and Sam are on their couch. She's fallen asleep on his shoulder while they watch streamed episodes of The Waltons on the internet. Sam's thoughts have turned bitterly to Delilah's brother/guardian, Nick, a nanotech engineer.


One would think an engineer would be familiar with Murphy’s Law, that anything that can go wrong will. When Nick hid his top secret project in his sister's epi-pen, he should have known that would be the day tree nuts would find their way into her food. The pen in the kitchen drawer was missing, so Sam grabbed the one Nick kept in his jacket pocket. One jab injected a million microscopic computers into her flesh, and within twenty-four hours, they found a home in her already complicated brain. To make matters worse, Nick ate a gun shortly after in a vain attempt to protect her from his buyers.

The woman sleeping on Sam’s shoulder was worth ten million to the bounty-hunter that flushed her out, but after years gone by, they still had no idea who wanted her or why Nick’s damned bugs were so important.



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38 comments:

  1. Oh, I like that. Very neat story idea!

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  2. Wow, I'd hate to have that hiding away in my brain. Especially not knowing what someone would be willing to do to get it out. Fabulous six!

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  3. Wow, I'd hate to have that sitting in my brain, especially not knowing what lengths someone might go to to get it out. Fabulous six!

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  4. I'm even more intrigued! Loving this story.

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  5. Oh wow, yikes! Not sure why it was called Cookie incident, but it was definitely not what I expected, which is awesome! Great twist to your story!!

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    1. I'm still working out how to phrase it. She ate a peanut butter cookie.

      I got the ideal from Pillsbury's Peanut Butter cookie do. It contains ground walnuts, pecans, and macadamia nuts. And at one time, it wasn't clearly marked on the packaging.

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  6. Whoa, I'm just as interested in who's after her and why it's so important, too. Intense six, Wendy. :)

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  7. No wonder ! This is the coolest premise ever !

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    1. That means a lot, Sarah. Thanks so much!

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  8. Wow, super cool setup here. Love the nanotech and want to know what Nick's project is all about. Great 6, Wendy!

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    1. Thanks Cara. Nick's project is one of those science had a great idea, and the "wrong hands" have something else entirely in mind. :)

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  9. Complex doings going on here. Good six.

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    1. I always love to hear that! :) thanks!

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  11. I wondered whether it was a computer cookie or the kind you eat.

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  12. Oh, no! But, at the same time, what a great conflict! Love your six!

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  13. Wow. Good to know more of the backstory, complicated stuff but very engrossing. Thank you & terrific six!

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    1. I'm still debating how far to go with the back story. On one hand, it excites me...on the other, it scares me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Another terrific six, Wendy! Cool stuff!

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  15. I knew cookies weren't the most healthy food, but wow... Great six, Wendy!

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    1. Haha! She still eats them...stubborn girl. ;)

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  16. Wow, very intriguing -- I love the story idea and your writing style. :)

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  17. WOW! I sure didn't see THAT coming! What an incredibly intriguing concept. Great six! (And thank you for the mention!! *blush*)

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  18. Wow, there's a whole ton of intrigue in those six little sentences!

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  19. I'm bugged not knowing why the bugs are important. UGH!! Very creative story-line!

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