Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 19 October 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

Martisset’s ninth name-day was observed in the dark of the moon following the Feast of Landfall. She and her namesake did the devotions in the enclosure of Martis-Mortis.

He instructed her parents to take her to the Shipwrights’ Chapel in Karisalay-Prime, where the most famous statue of the deity resided, commissioned, it was said, by the Great Shipwright herself. “Tethys will bring her there after the Feast of Settlement, while you’re busy with the Ship construction.”

“A pledge,” Martisset the Elder said to Martisset. “If you make Captain, you’ll be expected to offer libation there before you formally accept your commission.”

If you make Captain, he said, but Martisset understood when you make Captain, as we all trust you will. But not without work, not planet-sider as you are.


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5 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 19 October 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

  1. There’s weight of expectation in your snippet. Well done!

  2. Gorgeous as always. I think I would really love this book!

  3. daezarkian says:

    I love the building drama in this snippet. Beautifully done!

  4. Always interesting and I’m finding the worldbuilding fascinating. You give us just a few key details every time, in the most elegant prose. Great 8!

  5. Elsa Holland says:

    Definitely interesting world building. I like how he’s confident of getting the position it sets us up to wonder if he will or not. Tweeted and reblogged 🙂

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