Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 19 January 2014 (Inside the Jump)

“I found an incinerator for the worst of the lethal stuff Temn gave me,” Hernan said. “Taryn definitely approved of that, not only for discretion but the public safety, and said I wouldn’t do too badly on the Outposts.”

“Which is, I assume, where you’re intending to honeymoon?”

“Well, yes. I confess it’s a short acquaintance, and somewhat unorthodox by way of courtship, but once you’ve been under fire with someone, I think it counts for some years of more steady company. Many tests of character, you know.” He smiled, “And per warrior tradition, we’ve already gotten acquainted at close quarters; the army of lovers, and all that — wonders for the esprit de corps. The vid-dramas don’t lie about that one.”


Today’s excerpt is part 2 of 2, featuring on of the side stories from Inside the Jump. This one promises to spawn its own romantic action-adventure tale once I have finished the main trilogy.

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 19 January 2014 (Inside the Jump)

  1. daezarkian says:

    Very intriguing, as ever. Nice work!

  2. I like the idea of counting going through a battle together as years in a relationship. It’s a nice touch!

  3. A very excellent excerpt, loved the tone and it was a satisfying conclusion to last week’s. Great 8!

  4. Sounds like quite a honeymoon to come.

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