WIP Tuesday “Make New Friends

Jackson “Jax” Caruso doesn’t have many human friends. He certainly doesn’t welcome just anyone into his circle.

Jax took a sip of his beer then said, “Looks like we’re down a Delphino, any chance they’ll let you adjust the food order?” He took a bite of the burger. Even though he knew it wasn’t beef he closed his eyes and let a low moan escape his lips.
“Uh, what’re you doing?” His nav droid friend asked. “You better not be —“
Jax swallowed, “I’m eating lunch you perv. Can you change the order?”
“I’ll see what they say, but don’t hold your breath. Oh, you had a visitor.”
“Yeah?” Jax pressed. He took another bite, careful that time to conceal the moan of pleasure. Lucas had a gift for spicing the vat meat enough you’d never know it grew on a meter tall frame with nutrient sludge pumped into it.
“Governor Singh came by, said you should visit her sooner rather than later.”
“Weird she didn’t just call me.” He looked at the screen and tapped to his call log, “oh, she did, six times while we were on Mariposa, oops. Ok, anything else.”
“Nope that’s it.” Rudy said, then closed the channel. The screen on Jax’s phone lit up then returned to the home screen.
“Well if it isn’t Jackson Caruso.” A woman said from behind Jax. He looked up as Naomi Himura slid into the booth opposite him.
“Wait, wha?” Jax stumbled over his words.
“Miss me?” The Asian woman asked taking his mug of beer and sipping from it.
Jax regained his composure, “Not even a little.”

This is from book one of Still unknown Series or book name LOL. I’m almost done with my first draft, but had to take a pause to see where I wanted it to go, so have been shuffling things around. I like the new direction I’ve settled on and the flow of the story. I should be able to send it to beta readers in another month or so.

I’m excited to get a new series out into the world, and hope folks enjoy it.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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