Today’s six are from my NaNoWriMo novel (which isn’t progressing as quickly as it should be, and is also part of the reason posts are light this month).
I’m trying steampunk this year. Literary steampunk. Branko Radic is a Serbian inventor/Nikola Tesla knockoff working on an invention that will revolutionize the world. And of course, everyone wants it – good and bad guys will stop at nothing to get it. When he goes missing, a senator’s daughter, her fiancé, and an architect from our non-steampunk world race to find him and recover his invention.
Branko has just gotten his invention working when some goons pay him a visit.
The man in the middle’s eyes narrow as he says, “My employer does not negotiate.” He flicks his wrist at the men beside him. “Boys?”
The two thugs move towards Branko, toppling lab equipment and disconnecting wires as they go, and Branko realizes he’s trapped. He lunges for the remote and spins the dial to “S.” Just as the men are about to reach him, he aims the remote at the mirror, presses the red button, and disappears.
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