Posting really late, but it’s still Hump Day!
We are continuing with Ark!
12 Sept 217 ARY
Luk lovingly fingered the cool pieces of metal in the pocket of his jumpsuit. Eighteen months of archival research had paid off. He hoped.
Doors had loks, which he had known, of course, but his door—that was how he thought of it now—had a mechanical lok. Pins and tumblers kept the handle—the strange metal piece, he’d learned—from turning and allowing the door to open. They required a mechanical kee, which could be inserted to make the handle move. The fact that he had no kee had disappointed him for months.
Until he learned about lok picks.
Luk had discovered this fact in an ancient document about crime on Old Erth—apparently people used to take things they wanted and didn’t have from other people who had them. So, it was theoretically possible to defeat the pins and tumblers with small metal tools called picks.
Luk was about to find out.
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I love reading these Ark snippets and seeing things from Luk’s perspective. The simple joy of learning about locks, keys, and lock picks…it’s a fascination to most children. I hope he figures out how to do it so we can find out what’s behind the door. 🙂
Love the world building embedded in this great hook!
Great hook, well done!
I like that a lot. Some lovely worldbuilding going on in the background too.
Oh you are spinning this out! Love to hear Luk’s adventures.