February 12, 2017

#WeWriWa Cargon: Honor and Privilege #fantasy #scifi #postapocalyptic

In today's snippet, Eve is continuing to use the Library as a place to gather her thoughts and plan future actions. Be sure to read all the snippets from the Weekend Writing Warriors

She stopped among those elite, in front of the large windows that looked out onto the manicured gardens. Another servant pulled weeds, adding them to her basket. Hundreds of servants, easily ten times the number of elite, could be found throughout the palace. The majority didn’t tread in these halls, manning laundries, kitchens, and grounds. Today, Eve envied them.
Inhaling, Eve imagined she was in the garden, breathing the fresh air. From there, her imagination took her away from Fontive’s palace. If she reached the wild lands, Louis would never bother her again. However, life there was difficult, coaxing the land to provide enough food for one’s own family as well as the capitals.

29 comments:

  1. You paint a vivid picture of another era. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! I tried to imagine a possible dark future.

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  2. I think it's fascinating how she imagines going back to the live she used to live. Seems no matter where she goes, she has difficult issues to deal with. Great snippet!

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    1. Sadly, her life has started to shift and will tip before long.

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  3. I wonder if she'll try to go back there, even though she seems pretty realistic that life there isn't easy. Interesting snippet!

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    1. She never tries very hard, though she definitely contemplates it!

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  4. The grass is always greener? I think not. Your snippet is thought provoking.

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    1. Thank you. Indeed, the past is always golden, especially through the eyes of the adult (young adult in this case).

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  5. Great descriptions! I wonder what she will do. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ack! What an impossible situation to be in!

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    1. Indeed, she is balancing on a precarious edge. The fall is coming!

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  7. A difficult choice to be made. Great snippet.

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  8. What a strange place for her. She's not really on the outside looking in, nor vice-versa. Good job of conveying that. :-)

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    1. Thank you. Indeed, she has one foot in two worlds, but soon she'll take that step from one into the other.

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  9. I suspect Eve has the character to endure hardship, as long as she doesn't have to deal with that lech, Louis.

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  10. The good life vs the free life. Not an easy choice for her to make. Nice conflict, Kim!!

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  11. The contrast between the library, crawling with hundreds of servants, and the wild lands is nicely effective.

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  12. Great descriptions and set up! :)

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  13. I like the conflict between two different lifestyles.

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  14. Interesting world she has to deal with!

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  15. She seems stuck between two worlds. Those are the decisions that make a memorable book.

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  16. She seems like she envies the servants; that says a lot about her.

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  17. That was fabulous. Beautiful writing. Tweeted.

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  18. I hear the longing in her interior monologue. Wanting to be free, by herself. And away from Louis. Some of us want so little.

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  19. I would love to know what she actually smelled while she was breathing in deeply... Good snippet.

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  20. It takes a lot of work from many people to support a few people. Whether they deserve that support...

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