Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 25 October 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

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Yasmin glared up at the banner of the Hydrological Trinity above the Library archway. Those gods boasted the wealth of the Mother of Worlds: cloud-wreathed, water-wrapped, a gift of pure grace.

People on Karis forgot fate’s generosity when it came to the step-children however many times removed.

Of course she and all the other step-children descended from the journey-ships. Everyone descended from the journey-ships. Karis and Inner Colonies and Outer Colonies, the Dome and the Outposts, all of them were cousins. Everybody knew that.

The ones who’d conveniently forgotten sat on most of the wealth in the Inhabited Worlds.

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3 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 25 October 2015 (WIP: Ship’s Heart)

  1. Nice snippet! I liked the ominous feel to the last line. 🙂

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I like how the common people remember and the 1% conveniently forget what they have in common with the rabble. It makes it easier for t hem to think they’re special enough to deserve their luck. Great world-building.

  3. So true that certain well off people willfully forget where their “good luck” came from. Another well written excerpt and I sense some foreshadowing perhaps. I LOVE your stories.

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