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Saturday, September 21, 2019

WeWriWa: Sporulators 10

  Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and 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, is HERE



      This week's snippet is from a short story, 'Sporulators', more dystopian/scifi, than anything I've written to date.    
     This scene is Klars talking to Eastwold about the world they're approaching. DESA is short for Department of Ethical and Sustainable Agriculture. Eastwold speaks first. 



  Could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines.

The last sentence last week was: "Oh, and the mycoparasitic fungi to…”"



The snippet:
      



        “Stop, I have no need to know, nor do I care, Klars.” He spun around and faced forward while a persistent thought niggled at the back of his mind, that he should care about the shit DESA transported here.

          Undeterred, Klars blabbered on. One fungus—the most incredible thing—wrapped  a spiral of mycelium around that of an invading pathogenic fungus, after which it speared the cell wall. It was a Trichoderma—a green mold. Then—in layman’s terms for you—it sucked the life right out of the pathogen. Yes, the mycelium. You’d not know that either. It’s a network of fibrous strands of hyphae that gather nutrition. I guess a ship jockey might best understand it if I said they’re like roots on a green plant."

 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

WeWriWa: Sporulators 9

WeWriWa: Sporulators 9



  Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and 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, is HERE


      This week's snippet is from a short story, 'Sporulators', more dystopian/scifi, than anything I've written to date.    
     This is Klars talking to Eastwold about the world they're approaching. DESA is short for Department of Ethical and Sustainable Agriculture.


  Could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines.
The last sentence last week was: " Cornfields were forests."


The snippet:
      
     Apple trees had to be trained in much the same manner that hobbyists  used to train bonsai trees.  You do know what a bonsai is, right?”
        Eastwold gritted his teeth but held his silence.   

       “They were building shelters out of cornstalks.” His voice bordered on wispy when he said, “Utopia.” 
        Then, as if he’d jerked out of a daydream, his voice resumed its condescending tone. “The sustainable world. We thought it all inside and out, from the ever-increasing dome sizes—which  I might add--were finally framed in cornstalks rather than metal shipped from off-world, to the small production plants to make dome film out of vegetable oil, even what to use to enhance a plant’s root system. Mycorrhizal inoculants, endophytic molds. Oh, and the mycoparasitic fungi to…”
 
 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

WeWriWa: Sporulators 8

Happy September! Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and 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, is HERE

      This week's snippet is from a short story, 'Sporulators', more dystopian/scifi, than anything I've written to date.    
     This is Klars talking to Eastwold about the world they're approaching. DESA is short for Department of Ethical and Sustainable Agriculture.

  Could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines.



The snippet:


      
     “The sunshine was relentless.  By bringing water to the surface and planting, planting, planting, DESA created a new model for agricultural production.  True, it was dry, but we set up the best wells, pumps, and irrigation systems—all solar. Every bit of it is right here on my Thinker, the start-up files, painstakingly detailed. And the last photos Greenleyone sent gave us more excitement than a night of play for pay.
      “Plants were enormous—relative to their typical size, of course.  Atypical, officially. Probably a combination of the fungi getting enough moisture to be vigorous, then breaking down thousands of years’ worth of micronutrients.  A paradise ripe for the building.  Cornfields were forests.





 
 

This Thursday is #pitmad on Twitter. I'm pitching a WIP called Emmily, Unbound. If anyone happens to be on Twitter on that day, and sees one of my three tweets allowed, I'd be forever grateful for a retweet.  <3  

 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.