Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 2 November 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

Martisset stared at the black screen. The game could be restarted from the beginning, all her folly erased.


It was dishonest to pretend that hadn’t happened. The story had been cut off mid-play, but in real life, behind the black screen, it was still playing out, just like a story in a book; it was still in there, even if you closed it.

She put on the solo visor, touched the controls, and said, “I’m back.”

The warm voice of the Ship greeted her, “Quartermaster.”

“The Captain is dead,” she said.


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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 2 November 2014 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

  1. Awesome. Your writing gives me chills!

  2. andreablythe says:

    Woah, what a cool piece of writing.

  3. I like her sense of honor, that the game must be played out. This is the most fascinating story – I always enjoy your excerpts!

  4. I love how seriously she takes the game, and then I wonder, how serious IS the game? This is very intriguing and continues to draw me in.

  5. jaimitchell says:

    So much implied in your short excerpt.

  6. Sooooo intrigued. Great snippet.

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