Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors and another snippet from Captured by the Cyborg, a science fiction romance. Illumina Smith has applied for computer job at the Moonbeam remanufacturing plant, located a kilometer below the barren surface of the moon Deceptio. She is being interviewed by our cyborg hero Dale Homme. He’s telling her a bit about the working conditions she’ll face if he hires her…
“You won’t be able to leave the facility until your furlough. You’ll work here—and live in the employee barracks. For months at a time you won’t see sunlight, hear a bird or an insect sing, or feel the wind on your face. You’ll be stuck with the same people day in and day out—and by the way, there will be no natural rotation to mark the time. Day and night are controlled by artificial lighting and work schedules. The only visitors to Deceptio are pre-approved buyers or sellers. For security reasons, you won’t be permitted contact with any outsiders, including your family.”
Her lips twitched with a slight smile. “You make it sound so appealing.”
“We lose a lot of good employees to moon fever who can’t handle the isolation.”
Would you want this job? Illumina does, but why????
Captured by the Cyborg book description
Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….
An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.
Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.
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