Friday, February 18, 2011

Three Line Wip - Richard Morgan

"“Because Prophet knows,” Jhiral went on with a long suffering sigh. “His good lady wife’s been writing to every worthy at court he ever shared a bribe with, trying to get his sentence commuted. We’re all up to our ears in tear-stained parchment. I imagine you’re on the list as well, somewhere.”

She was not. Perhaps her own habitual standoffishness had been noted – doesn’t pay to get attached to humans, her father told her bitterly, drunkenly, one night a few months after her mother died. They only fucking die on you – or perhaps it was her black skin and her eyes and her volcanic origins."

3.5 out of 5