Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 5 January 2014 (Character Interview: Inside the Jump)

Not a matter of weeks but of centuries are the great tasks, but of course we live it a moment at a time, and one  must keep everything in balance. So this week passed in calm, on the face of it uneventful. I went about my business knowing that I could not know what Iric was about, and that if things went awry, I would hear only after the fact. There are fail-safes built in for that; some of Iric’s particular implants — the few he would consent to, against the traditional disdain for what has become associated with mere plebes — will signal me should he cease to live.

And then I will act accordingly, and the waters will close over the whole business as if it had never been. If the Immortal and his court be responsible, I will make sure that they do not live to regret it. There are counter-forces which can be turned loose upon T-7, namely the revolutionary faction that abides here on Karis. Unlike some, I do not underestimate them; if the Immortal destroy my work, I shall lay waste to his in turn.


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

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5 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 5 January 2014 (Character Interview: Inside the Jump)

  1. daezarkian says:

    Beautiful, evocative, flowing, just like always. Another great 8!

  2. Intriguing! Taking on an immortal is all too often a death-wish. I’m definitely curious and want to know more. Nicely done!

  3. Very calm, very formal, very determined. Highly interesting! Excellent excerpt, really makes me want to read more.

  4. burnsmillie says:

    Very interesting…so calm, cool, and collected.

  5. Kate Warren says:

    Very poetic. This guy certainly knows what he wants, and what he’s willing to do to make sure it happens.

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