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This week, I’m continuing with the sample chapters of my unfinished Nano. Gordon is surprised to be out to dinner with a beautiful girl and her alien sweetie, and he’s just started telling them a bit of his family history…
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“My mother went on one of those reality video competitions when she was twenty-seven, won first prize, got an offer to run the kitchen for one of the top hotels in New York, then broke her contract there to start up Wyatt’s–when she fell in love with my father and he offered to bankroll her dream. When I was young, my parents were always running around the world, opening new locations, putting out fires, doing publicity stops. Sometimes they took me along, more as I grew up, but a lot of the time they left me with nanos and tutors, wherever they thought I’d be stable for at least a few months.”
“Nanos?” Doomah asked. “As in extremely small machines?”
“No, um… have you heard of nanos?” I asked Vanessa, and she half-shrugged and half shook her head, all at once. “It’s one of those slang things, maybe never caught on outside of… it’s a term for male nannies who specialize in taking care of young boys — the masculine, testosterone-laden, surrogate father figure equivalent of a nanny.”
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That’s a very difficult family life. I wonder what the alien will make of it.
Ha! Well we learn something everyday! Interesting past well portrayed.
She explains her past in such a well practiced, interesting manner – very well done! Leaves me wanting to know more for sure, excellent excerpt!
She? It’s Gordon who’s talking about his past, but glad you liked it! (It can be hard to be sure of context in a short snippet, I know.)
I like nanos! That’s cool.
Wonder what Doomah considers normal.