This is a short excerpt from my urban fantasy novel Enter 5-D.
Pandora is about the enter the labyrinth and encounters the Minotaur. She successfully escaped Pluto’s punishment.
As Pandora contemplated her choices, she heard the sound of high heels echoing in the hallway behind her and then Persephone with Demeter dressed in black dresses and stilettos entered the office. The women’s glittering eyes landed on Pandora and assessed her predicament.
Persephone lowered her eyes and in a haughty voice acknowledged her former husband. “I didn’t know you had company. You always liked them young and pretty.”
Pluto raged. “What are you doing here?”
“My mother and I thought we would stop by for a visit, if you know what I mean.”
Pluto’s Confidant entered the office and gaped at the women in the room. He hid his excitement by presenting a glacial expression.
“Did I come at a bad time?”
Pandora took that moment to back out of the office and when she entered the hallway, she sprinted to the end. However, when she reached for the door and grabbed the knob, she realized that Pluto had locked all the doors. Wishing she had her toolkit with her, Pandora pulled out a bobby pin from her hair and a credit card from her purse and set to work on the lock.
(As you can see, this is a multiple narrative novel so I skip back and forth between characters and their scenarios).