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Snippet from The Girls From Alcyone
Well, I reallllly wanted to post a snip from the knew book, but it's just so darned WiPpy and I'm feeling like a weenie, so you'll have to endure another week with a snippet from book one.
I'm also really hungry at the moment, so I thought this snippet might be appropriate. Here, the Lady Hitomi Kimura takes the girls to her favourite eatery (in a bad part of town).
"Here!" Hitomi exclaimed, leading the girls into a crowded little shack, glowing with the warm lights from paper lanterns. The air was thick with steam and the wonderful smells of broth and cooking vegetables. "Phong! My good man, you look positively ghastly."
Old Phong ran out from behind his counter to greet Hitomi. Sigrid thought he did look ghastly, what with his scruffy hair, spotted withered hands and awesomely blackened teeth. But his face lit up at the sight of Hitomi and the girls. Cooing and chattering, he ushered them into his establishment and seated them in pride of place by his counter.
Sigrid looked around the little soup kitchen; the place wasn't without its charm, as long as she didn't examine the layers of grease and dirt on the floors and walls too closely.
Hitomi seemed to love it though, especially when the three of them were presented with steaming bowls of delicious-smelling soup. Sigrid marveled at the presentation; the vegetables and meat were cut and layered with such precision and care.