Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

“Well, it’s not been T-7 leaving those mines for us,” Taryn said. “That lot doesn’t have starships; they’ve poured all they have down the rat-hole. Or the singularity, I should say. Pouring it down the rat-hole at least feeds rats.”

“The singularity?”

“I thought you were the best and brightest. The Court of the Labyrinth. Palace guard, secret police, forty-to-the-power-of-forty layers of repression, spies spying on the spies spying on the spied-on, who mind you have their own network.”


From NaNo 2014, untitled romance with rayguns. Taryn explains to Hernan the reason behind her diplomatic mission.

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10 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 December 2014 (NaNo 2014 WIP Romance with Rayguns)

  1. daezarkian says:

    LOL That’s some AWESOME dialogue! =D

  2. ralfast says:

    Interesting diverging path of technological advancement.

    • epbeaumont says:

      One of the lessons from extensive history reading is just how expensive and self-destructive a repressive regime is. What starts out as a shortcut turns into a massive suck on resources.

  3. Nice! I love that tongue-twister worked in there. I agree with Steven. Excellent dialog. 🙂

  4. LOVED the description of the spy network going on! Can this character just sit and talk to me for a few hours LOL? I’m entranced… Excellent excerpt as always!

    • epbeaumont says:

      Taryn kind of amazes me – she’s straight out of the gate with all kinds of worldly wisdom. Of course, she’s 50-something and been around the block more than once. 🙂

  5. I am in love with your world here. It sounds like such a fascinating place, populated by fascinating people.

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