Monthly Archives: June 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 29 June 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

The gene-parents and the co-parents explained it all to them, as they rehearsed the steps of the vortex dance, how the ship came every year with supplies for Sarronny Dome, by treaty, and also by treaty they took away with … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 22 June 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

The feasting the next day was more subdued, as the dancers had been up all night. The children were bright-eyed, as were the apprentices not yet of age. It was their turn to bring out the food, and to supervise … Continue reading

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Goals: getting my edit on!

Several weeks ago, I carved rough-draft stories out of the character interviews for Inside the Jump, and shared them with several of my regular beta-readers. Over the last week, I’ve been doing large-scale structural editing. In the last 48 hours, I’ve entered … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 15 June 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

Yasmin had worried that she might not catch the baton properly in her turn, or manage the hand-drums or striking-sticks, but once she was part of the great vortex, she flowed with it; she felt her chest vibrate with the … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Rising of the Phoenix (1000 words)

Human voices wake us, and we drown. Blue waters shimmer around me, above and below and to the side, and somehow I’m still breathing. I don’t remember. “Yasmin,” says my sister’s voice. “Yasmin, can you hear me?” I’m underwater, swimming in … Continue reading

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Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 8 June 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

“Ooh!” Yasmin said. “What do you see?” “I see the heat playing through you all, and the cold spots in the Dome, and the storms overhead, and the hush-and-rush of our blood, like the tides of the Ancient Sea.” “Is … Continue reading

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Flash fiction (Random Title): Crown of Bastards

“So is it true that your parents aren’t married to each other?” Yasmin made a face, as Jehen watched the Karis cadets. Six of them ranged in a ragged half-circle in front of them, eyes avid. “Is it true that your … Continue reading

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