“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 it true, that sailors on Karis travel over water?” asked Jehen. “Yasmin says it’s a story.”
“Oh no, little sister, it’s the truth, plain as day. You’ve seen pictures, and they’re no fancy. Karis the Mother of Worlds is three-quarters water.”
Dialogue between Mavra Two-Eyes, returnee starship captain with a cybernetic eye, and Yasmin Sure-Hand, age four-going-on-five, from novel-in-progress, Ship’s Heart.
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