For the 7,7,7 challenge, Elizabeth Fountain is contributing seven lines starting with line seven on page seven of An Alien’s Guide to World Domination, released April 1, 2013 by BURST! Books.
Genre: urban science fiction/fantasy.
This scene is in the prologue for An Alien’s Guide to World Domination. Sergio, a feckless interplanetary mercenary, faces the huge and terrifying alien overlord to whom he has promised the largest cyborg army in the galaxy.
By the time he got there, he was able, ever so reluctantly, to divulge the error his
boss, the “careless General Rogers,” made. The CEO—going by the
name of Jones—had been both enraged and relieved to have a
scapegoat, and immediately ordered Sergio’s boss into the chambers
of torment. Well, who knows? My luck hasn’t deserted me yet.
“Yes, my lord. I promise you will have your army.”
“What, are you still here, peon?” roared the lord. “I thought
you’d left seconds ago.”
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And now it’s Leia’s guest Cotton Davis’ turn to take on the 7,7,7 Challenge.