February 19, 2017

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

It's Sunday again, and that means sharing 8-10 sentences with a group of fantastic authors. Hop over to Weekend Writing Warriors to read them all. Pick up here, Eve is in the Library trying to recover from her confrontation with Louis.

Perhaps there was another option. Turning, she made her way down the aisle full of histories. As a servant, she was taught nothing of the world before her birth or outside the palace. When she’d been sent to attend classes with the children of the elite, she’d learned about all the rulers before Bianca, their current High One. She passed those, however, looking for something older. One of the children had told a story that she hadn’t thought about since she tested its veracity.
Flipping through pages, she read about the ruins and relics recovered along with metal, glass and the strange material that gave off noxious fumes when anyone tried to melt it. They’d found no way to adapt that for their use. There were diagrams of skeletal buildings towering over trees.

35 comments:

  1. A fascinating twist...enjoyed the snippet!

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  2. Great description of it all! Really enjoyed this snippet!

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  3. I wonder what exactly she's looking for? Intriguing snippet!

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    1. I'm not sure she knows, but she'll find it soon.

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  4. You're leading the reader into an unknown path. Very interesting. Well told.

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    1. Thank you. She's getting ready to take a big step.

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  5. How intriguing! I'm as curious as she is to know more. :)

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    1. She values nothing as much as logic and learning.

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  6. Uh Oh! Her curiosity is going to get her into trouble! Nice world building, Kimmydon!!

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    1. A little bit. She doesn't get completely over her head.

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  7. Intriguing! What is she looking for and how will it help?

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    1. She is looking for direction, but as any pioneer knows, those aren't easy to find where no one has gone before.

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  8. Oooo...here's the glimmer of the post-apocalypse.

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    1. Yes, this is the second edition of C:H&P and I cut most of the first two chapters. This is one of the passages I use to fit some of the exposition necessary back in.

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  9. This passage hints at so much about both the past and about what she might entangle herself with in the future.

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    1. That's exactly what she's doing. Looking to the past but then hurtling toward an uncertain future.

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  10. Quite an intriguing snippet. I'm fascinated where it will lead us.

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  11. No wonder she is fascinated at that glimpse of their past.

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    1. Yes, the Fall and the ancient relics play an integral part in this series.

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  12. What a great glimpse into this world!

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    1. Thank you! I gutted the original first two chapters, so I use little spots like this to give some of that backstory.

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  13. She's a thinker. I hope she finds a solution!

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    1. She is. Unfortunately, all the learning in the world doesn't completely prepare you for the unknown.

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  14. Interesting twist. I'm curious to know more like she wants to know more. :)

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  15. Wonderful descriptions here. Great world-building. Very intriguing and I want to learn more about her and her world.

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    1. Sorry about that. See my author persona below! LOL!

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  16. Wonderful descriptions here. Great world-building. Very intriguing and I want to learn more about her and her world.

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  17. Intriguing world-building, Kim! I am hooked! Is this dystopian? :-)

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