Welcome Warriors, and Snipsuns, and anyone else who wanders in. Here's to the end of winter. Don't know about where you are, but this year, in my neck of the woods, it's hanging on until at least the end of meteorological winter. It will get here. Just blink and we'll be griping about how hot it is and how many bugs there are. :-)
Weekend writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, to go live between noon, Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
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Set up. Kad, with his friend Drave (the enforcer) has taken Tayden to a world called Shantar to hide him from Dominions thugs and henchmen. They are negotiating with the Port operator to get a small boat to haul them upriver--into a mountainous, wilderness area.
The Port operator speaks first:
"Well, this time of year, don't you know, most of the river drivers are home, harvesting crops. If told a day ahead, they'll set aside the time..." His husky voice faded as he looked around at the three of them, his eyes coming to rest where Tayden's face hid in the shadow of his hood. Whatever thoughts swirled in his head, though, he kept to himself. "I can ask, but if I were a betting man, my coins would be on not a single one of them showing up till after he's finished his day's harvest, eaten a good supper, and rested a bit."
Perhaps it was the silence on Kad's part that caused the stocky operator's brows to pinch as he shifted from foot to foot. The man lifted a calloused hand that looked like rough, worn leather, swiped it across his bald head, then scratched and rubbed his ear.
Kad followed the direction of the operator's gaze to a list on the counter, then intentionally softened his voice when he said, "We'd appreciate it if you'd go ahead and see who's willing to take a run after sundown."
That's it. Whatever jumps out at you, good or bad, I'd love to hear. I need to hear it. And I'm truly grateful for every bit of criticism. I do learn from it. Have a great week, everyone