Today I'm presenting a snippet from my upcoming novella "A Shadow of a Man" - number XII in the Borealis series by Desert Breeze Publishing. It's not quite done yet, but the release date isn't until November or something like that, so I still have time. =)
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Theresa walked between Dominic and Geo. How could anyone be expected to believe she and Giovanni were siblings? She was short and dark haired, and he was tall with a mop of fair hair crowning a face that looked nothing like hers. Adopted, maybe… Or with a different mom or dad, maybe from different planets…
At least no one questioned them.
At least she still remembered her new name. Riza sounded enough like Theresa to be feasible for her.
Her eyes darted around. The station wasn’t as bad as she expected. She had imagined the place to be busy, dirty, and smelly. She wanted to grab Dominic’s arm and ask about it, but he was already wandering off to the side.
Geo had apparently developed a knack for reading her mind.
“The top floors are the nicest. The further down you get… Well, you’ll see when we go to Korn. You won’t want to wander any further down than that.”
The upside of being rich; even with false identities, money gave better treatment.
The stress was getting the better of her. She wanted to wipe her palms on her clothes, but she couldn’t do that. Could the guards see how nervous she was?
“Well, how bad can it be? It’s not like they eat children or anything, right?”
Geo didn’t answer. She didn’t think Dominic paid attention to her, but he gave a huffing noise.
It could mean anything, but sounded an awful lot like “yes.”