March 26, 2017

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

Apologies for not commenting last week. My family has been hit hard by this cold that just doesn't want to cut us a break. I'm sure I'll do better this week! You can find all the excellent participating authors on Weekend Writing Warriors, and I encourage you to do so. Each excerpt is only a few sentences (8-10).

Here's Eve responding to the High One.

Eve longed to ask, "How am I supposed to straddle between two worlds?" Instead she asked her original question, the one that had plagued her since the first night she watched the High One labor at the boards. "Is there no other who could perform this duty? One who understood the importance and took the proper care?"
"There is. I could ask you to do it." The High One chuckled wryly. "It has been done, but the High One who forgets to respect Cargon is destined to soon fall." Eve knew this to be the case, reading several histories about the most drastic changes resulting from the outcome of a single match. "This is the most ... manual of my responsibilities. I find I enjoy it." Her lips curled in a small smile.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, is this a glimpse of what is to come in the story? Intriguing! :)

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  2. Sounds like the stakes are very high! Hope you and your family are feeling better.

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  3. Just continues to be a fascinating tale, enjoyed the excerpt!

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  4. Your story continues to intrigue. It has the feeling of a rich and complex society, nicely done

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  5. Your story continues to intrigue. It has the feeling of a rich and complex society, nicely done

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  6. I admire the High One for her fondness for hands on. Could be she sees something of the same in our heroine.

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  7. I have the feeling that her unasked question about how to straddle two world may end up being as important as the one she actually asked.

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    1. Definitely. And the answer isn't far away.

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  8. I agree with Ed. I wish she'd asked the other question, too. :-)

    Take care of yourself! This has been such a bad year for colds and flu.

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  9. A fascinating story. Glad you are on the mend.

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  10. I like this interaction between Eve and the High One.

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  11. Interesting that the High One has chosen to speak to her. And she seems to have a sense of humor. Curiouser and curiouser.

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  12. Great banter to expand on your world building.

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  13. Hope good health returns ten fold. And I understand the High One's enjoyment of manual labor as a reprieve from mental demands.

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  14. Great conversation - it's light, but there's depth to the words.

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