Weekend Writing Warriors, 17 February 2012 (Necromancer & Barbarian character interview)

Something I miss: well, I could say that I miss my father, only because his going his disappearance spelled out for me so plainly what sort of world I lived in.  My mother missed him, and I was terrified. I miss the feeling of a world without fear. Fear has been a constant since I was nine years old. None of the old rules work any more, and the savants are feeling their way in the dark like the rest of us. There are ghost-painters and there are bone-talkers and there are shape-shifters and vampires and werewolves, particularly in the dead places, and the ones watered in human blood. The dead cities rise up and seek revenge, want to come back to life, which of course they cannot. 

If Berlin is so on the night of the full moon, I can only imagine Rome, or Jerusalem.

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Six Sentence Sunday has been replaced by a number of options. Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.

 

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, 17 February 2012 (Necromancer & Barbarian character interview)

  1. Very dark. Vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters and……bone talkers. That’s one I’ve never heard of. I like this very much. 😊

  2. Powerful and dark. I really am enjoying the tone of this – excellent excerpt!

  3. Sara Barnard says:

    Oh my, I love it! Great 8 and very visual!!!

  4. daezarkian says:

    Chilling and memorable. “The dead cities rise up and seek revenge, want to come back to life, which of course they cannot.” That line is just brilliant. Very nice!

  5. Jianne Carlo says:

    Very dark and other worldly – great snippet!

  6. Sue says:

    by the way I think I see a typo in the first sentence (his is repeated) – and they cannot – you say – of course they can

  7. Kate Warren says:

    Spooky! Jerusalem and Rome must be terrifying under those circumstances!

  8. Sounds like a really creepy situation.

  9. AJ Bradley says:

    Amazing world-building in only 8 sentences! Very ominous and a little sad too. Great excerpt.

  10. FCEtier says:

    “I miss the feeling of a world without fear.”
    Great line! Readers will easily identify with this.
    Who doesn’t long for a similar environment.
    Great 8!

  11. historysleuth1 says:

    Oh wow. You showed the entire world in only those few sentences. I can picture that easy. Great job!

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