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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors March 25, 2018



It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! 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 Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST.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. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is with Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered, and have arrived at what she thinks might be the helm of the ship she's on. Her worst nightmare is coming true. She thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen has just appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.


Last week's snippet ended with the Captain confirming to Theusand, speaking about Dev Areen: "He is free to move on his own deck, among his people and his property.” The excerpt:

The smirk on Dev Areen’s face was as threatening as anything Lily had ever seen. He turned toward the Captain. “And there is the matter of my missing slaves.”
She felt Theusand’s unease. He pulled his hood forward where he normally wore it. From the shadow hiding his face, his voice continued cold and deadly. “I know nothing about missing slaves. If you can’t keep track of your captives, it is your mismanagement, not the ill deeds of others.”
Dev Areen crowed, “Three of them vanished after you insisted the ship’s medical staff look over anyone who may have been injured.”
 
That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!

19 comments:

  1. I like Theusand's response.

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  2. Oh, the tension is rising, and poor Lily is stuck in the middle. A fabulous snippet! :)

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  3. Oooo I wanna know what happens next!

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  4. Ugh, this guy isn’t backing off. Hopefully Theusand continues to stand up to him!

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  5. Sounds like Theusand may not be in a strong enough position to keep Lily from harm! Very precarious position

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  6. These darn external conflicts.... nice snippet

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  7. LOL. Even in science fiction, lawyers have the final say.
    And yes, if you'd add me to the linky list, I'd appreciate it very much!

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  8. Uh oh, menacing music on the soundtrack...interesting that Theusand seems uneasy. I thought he was all powerful. Really makes me wonder what will happen next, so kudos for a well done snippet!

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  9. Does he not see Lily standing there? Or do all humans look alike to him? Great tension in this scene.

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  10. My stomach plunged at that last line. Great snippet!

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  11. Oh, I hope Theusand can talk his way out of this one, what a tense situation!

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  12. Great tension. The conflict between Dev and Theusand is coming to a head.

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  13. This has all the makings of a knock down, drag out fight just waiting to happen. I cannot wait to see what Theusand does to save Lily this time. I mean, he has to, right?

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  14. He doesn't seem to be winning this argument. Hopefully this doesn't end with her back in slavery! o.O

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  15. So Theusand isn't all powerful. Great snippet. Makes me want to know more.

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  16. Suspicious time for them to disappear and these two are "not happy" with each other - things are going to get interesting.
    Tweeted.

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  17. That Theusand sounds like one nasty character.

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  18. Ooo, the tension's so thick. Loving Theusand's response, but I think it's going to take more than a little talking.

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