Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 June 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart, character interview)

We fear annihilation, of course, in spite of the plain fact that I-Elsewhere, We-Elsewhere will continue, even if this instance dies.

We’ll just not rejoin Ourselves, and whatever we learn will be lost.

So — beyond that, We fear that we will fail in this mission. Much is ranged against us. Much could go wrong. And they’re all so damned young, from Yasmin Ship’s-Heart to Martisset, from Hernan yr Astok down to little Arna, who by Our standards is scarce out of the earth-womb.

But that’s what we have to work with, and much has been accomplished by the young.

“They don’t know any better,” Taryn says, “so they dare everything.”


The narrator: Naime the Shipwright and Phila Ship’s-Heart, sharing Phila’s Avatar-Ashore. (Naime is around 700 years old, Phila around 400, Taryn in her 50s). From character interviews for the Ship’s Heart universe.

Weekend Writing Warriors offers a selection of eight-sentence excerpts from many different writers. For the full selection, see here.

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5 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 28 June 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart, character interview)

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    I always love reading your snippets. They have such stature. Than you for sharing.

  2. Eden says:

    So we have something of collective here… wow. I don’t think I’ve read one that reads so smoothly. Love it.

  3. Interesting concepts of age and ability. I loved the last line – another excellent excerpt. Your writing is so beautiful…

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I love the ” I-Elsewhere, We-Elsewhere” line. It goes a long way toward characterizing his worldview.

  5. I really like this! Great world-building! Great character-building as well. 🙂

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