Today, I've got another glimpse at what Petri is up to. This may seem strangely familiar in some ways. ;-)
Excerpt from book two of the Petri Dish Chronicles:
Closing her eyes, Petri concentrated on the city in the distance. It stood to reason, that she would have a greater chance of finding the person she was looking for if she went where the people were. When she opened her eyes, she saw that she seemed to have a bird's eye view of the city, but she hadn't moved any closer. Frustrated, she looked around for inspiration.
It was then she noticed the glowing ribbons that ran towards the city at regular intervals. Cappy had told her they were busses for data. She wasn't quite sure what that meant, but she knew what a bus was, and she wondered if she could hitch a ride on one of these.
Reaching out towards the nearest ribbon, she was startled to find herself next to it before she had completed the motion. It seemed she hadn't lost her ability to move within the rainbow, after all. That was something, at least.
When she touched the ribbon, she found herself briefly within a vortex of energy, which soon resolved into what appeared to be an Under City street. At first glance, it looked like many of the streets in the central area of Southern sector, but it only took a moment before she realized she had never seen it before. Since she knew her sector of the underworld like the back of her hand, the fact that she didn't know this street meant that either it was in a different sector or it only existed in the rainbow.
Looking around, she saw the same kind of clubs, dust dens, retail outlets, fetish houses, and consumables establishments she was used to. The people were also familiar, in a general sense, beat-down, tired, and hungry, the usual denizens of the underworld. She could almost smell the desperation in the air.
And the looks she was receiving made her realize she had caught the interest those desperate people. In the real underworld, that would be dangerous. Here, she wasn't sure what it meant, but she doubted it was good.
Hmm... It looks like Petri is in trouble again. I wonder what will happen next. ;-) If you're wondering too, you'll be happy to know that I'm nearly done with the first draft of this book, and I hope to have it out to you within the next couple of months. Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the latest in Mistral Dawn's Musings! :-)