Six Sentence Sunday: Persistence

Welcome back, Sixers.

It's been a tough few days as I worked through a tricky, sticky bit of editing on Girl Under Glass involving the epi-genome and transposable elements. It made my brain hurt. I think this week's six, er seven, reflects my mood.

This is part of a mid-book scene in which Rachel and Ehtishem discuss his people and why they came to Earth. ---------

He closed the book and sat up, capturing me with his gaze. “You survive, Rachel. Despite denial of food, proper shelter, aid. Why do you persist? Why not give up?”

His emotionless words triggered pride, rage, and a concrete certainty that I must protect my child. “Pearl.”

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Thanks, and have a terrific week.