Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 31 August 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

Mavra stood with the children.

“Why did you stay?” Yasmin asked. 

“It’s time,” Mavra said. “It’s time to come home again. My other home’s gone, and the Dome’s where I was born.”

“Are you going to tell us about the Road of the Stars?” Yasmin asked.

“By and by, little sister,” Mavra said, her human eye still on the Ship’s people, as they filed into the railcar to the Spaceport. “By and by, as much as I can tell.”

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7 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 31 August 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

  1. I like it, E.P. This is the first I’ve read of this WIP. Scifi– my go-to for pure pleasure reading. I’ll be back!

  2. Botanist says:

    I don’t have the context to understand what’s happening here, but this has a very sad and wistful feel to it.

  3. Juneta says:

    Very intriguing snippet. It makes me very curious about your world and how it works. Definitely caught my interest for the story.
    Juneta at Writer’s Gambit

  4. Always fascinating to read your snippets, and such gorgeous language. I have the feeling there’s so much behind the few words she said to them…great excerpt!

  5. Christina Ochs says:

    What a beautiful bit of dialogue! I definitely want to read the rest!

  6. Elsa Holland says:

    I liked the feel you established in the dialogue and the images it evoked. Leaving which is sad and going home which is something to be hankered after.

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