Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 2 March 2014 (Character Interview: Inside the Jump)

I ask Iric Desnaray yr Astok about the Ship’s Avatar, both to indulge my curiosity and to see how he will react.

He shrugs. “Oh, the Ships are run by AIs,” he says, “and they can’t go down into atmosphere — much too big — so there are these things they send instead, androids of a sort. I hear that the Ships can make illusions aboard, holos and such.” 

He notices my interrogative silence and continues. “Oh, those Sarronny grubbers are a superstitious lot. Won’t say the number seven, won’t walk on the grass, probably think the Ship’s Avatar is a ghost.”

I am not sure I share his sanguine outlook.


Character interview with the Immortal of T-7, from NaNo 2013, Inside the Jump. Weekend Writing Warriors offers eight-sentence excerpts from a variety of writers; see the other excerpts here.

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 2 March 2014 (Character Interview: Inside the Jump)

  1. I really like the ‘lingo’. You’re building their own sort of dialect. Nice. Good 8!

  2. daezarkian says:

    I agree with Teresa, the dialogue is fantastic in this snippet!

  3. burnsmillie says:

    Interesting little snippet. Makes me like Iric.

  4. Sanguine that the locals consider the avatars ghosts, or sanguine that the AI is limited off-ship?

  5. Lovely character interview with lots of world and character building. Nicely done.

  6. Intriguing tidbits, definitely leaves me wanting to know more. Gives the feel of a very well developed universe as far as the world building. Great snippet!

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