Hello. Glad you stopped by, especially since I now have my post on the correct blog. I apologize for that--and in my defense, Blogger has gone off the rails for me. :-( I don't like the idea of switching blogs to Wordpress, but am leaning hard that way.
Back to my wewriwa post:
Happy month of May. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors. If you'd like to participate or read tempting morsels from other authors, please sign up--or check the linky list at: http://wewriwa.blogspot.com/
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This snippet is from Emmily, Unbound, an SFR story. Emmily
is on a supply run, and Adren (the youngest looking alien) is with her
this time. General has once again kept Murphy at the cabin under threat
of harm if Emmily tries to get away.
Last week ended with: However, I have been ordered to pursue a harsh type of persuasion. I am permitted to harm bystanders in order to maintain your compliance.”
Well, I guess there are no gaps at all in his understanding. I try to downplay his threat. “Shoot anyone you want. I don’t know a single one of them.”
I stare at him. Might be more of a glare than a stare. Unbelievably, the corners of his lips turn up.
“Emmily, first, although I appear young, I am much older than you. Second, I need you to understand that we’ve evaluated you. You might call it a... psychiatric assessment.
A few more lines to finish his reply:
sane.” He winks at me.
He actually winks at me! Like this is a all a joke! He's not done.
“You operate on a norm of ‘do no harm to others’. Based on that, we believe you are highly motivated to not allow innocent bystanders to be hurt or worse, when you can prevent it by following Genrael's rules.”
That's it for this week. Thank you so much for visiting and for reading. :-)