Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 3 May 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

“So on Karis, I’d be Jehen Outlander,” Jehen said.

“Oh no, you’d be Jehen whatever-your-epithet-is. Sarronny’s different.”

“Why?” Yasmin asked. Mavra smiled, as if she’d been waiting for that question.

“You know about the Revolt, and the Treaty–that’s why. We’re the water-miners for this part of the Inhabited Worlds. Funny a place this dry … but there’s water below the surface, and that’s what they come here for, that’s why they were willing to make the Treaty in the first place.”


Jehen, age 9, her half-sister Yasmin, 8, and their mentor Mavra Two-Eyes, retired starship captain. From novel WIP, Ship’s Heart.


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4 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 3 May 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    Some deft world building in this piece. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Lots of places to mine water in this solar system!

  3. The world building is always so extraordinary in your snippets. Enjoyed today’s excerpt very much, loved the children trying to figure things out.

  4. Your world building has me completely intrigued. Nicely done! 🙂

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