Hello fellow Warriors (and Snippeteers)! And Welcome! :-)
Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live before 9:00 AM Sunday EST. (We check signups and remove links when we don't find a wewriwa post-- to save our participants from clicking on empty links--so please have it live by 9:00 Sunday morning--eastern USA) Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE.
This week's snippet: After Earth's invasion, Lily was captured by the wasp-like alien (Bulrager) slavers. She's been subjected to a sort of alien fight-club they have, something to kill time while they journey through space. She is in jeopardy. This week is a glimpse of the wanna-be hero, Theusand, an empath assigned duty on board this leased ship. The "she" referred to is the MC, Lily. "Intellektai" is what her designation is in his Dai Klavven Empire.
Theusand stood barefooted on the lone wooden floor on the ship, absorbing the natural energy flowing from it. Turning to face what he sensed was the direction to Jebatar, star, guide, and god at once, he knelt and prayed. He reached into a fold of his hooded robe and removed a string of empath beads. Humming a single note as each silky-smooth orb slipped through his fingers, he allowed each repetition to take him further away until the outside world fled, leaving him alone in his mind.
While he prayed, he intermittently felt her presence, but when he tried to look through her eyes to locate her, there was only darkness. She was asleep; he was sensing her dreams. He needed her awake, and he needed to feel her emotions to find her. An intellektai so blatantly afraid had to mean an illegal act was underway.
That's it for this week. What works and what doesn't? I'm grateful for every bit of feedback you share.