Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 24 November 2013 (Inside the Jump)

“I cannot transmit anything over the Uplink,” Iric Desnaray said. “What is the matter?”


“The matter is that communications have been suspended until we have clarified the situation on board.”


“What situation?”


“Your colleague from T-7 has died.”


To her shock, Iric surged forward, grabbed her by the collar and lifted her off her feet. “You stinking grubber, I’ll have your guts nailed to the outside of your damned rust bucket ship …”


He lost his grip on her throat, and gasped for air as the Ship shook him and boomed in the Voice, “The Ship will kill to defend its Crew, so you will forbear from threatening the Captain.”

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Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.

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7 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 24 November 2013 (Inside the Jump)

  1. Wow, you certainly packed a lot of drama in one intense excerpt! Can’t wait to read more, great 8.

  2. Well now, there’s no doubting how he feels about the situation. That’s quite the reaction. Great snippet!

  3. Whoa, you didn’t miss a moment with this eight. Dynamic and intense.

  4. burnsmillie says:

    Interesting. I like that the ship can “defend” it’s captain. Very cool.

  5. B. M. Reed says:

    Love the drama, makes me want to read more!

  6. How good is the ship’s judgement?

  7. Very intense! ““You stinking grubber, I’ll have your guts nailed to the outside of your damned rust bucket ship …”
 Excellent! 🙂

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