Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 24 January 2016 (Character interview: Yasmin-3)

Each Sunday, Weekend Writing Warriors offers a selection of eight-sentence excerpts from writers in multiple genres and forms. Check out the full roster here.


Of course what I regret — do I even have to spell this out? — Phila is dead.

And every time I think about that grubber, Void take her, the one who stole my name, saying, “He wouldn’t know a proper pre-flight if it bit him in the ass”– before the crash, but I still don’t forgive.

Oh and I watch her soar to the top of the class, it’s pretty certain she’ll have a Captain’s commission, everyone says.

They take the very best of the class, the very top layer, when it’s a new Ship. It’s been growing, under construction, overhead most of my life. I don’t know how I feel, about that, but the idea of that grubber having what my face and name and very flesh have been meant for all my life–even if I never wanted it.

Because now I’ve washed out of spatio-temporal physics, because I failed the Jump simulation, because I walked out and didn’t come back, when the instructor started talking about diamond-pointed attention and I have had just enough of that, people lecturing me all my life about what I have to be.

Void take them all.


Yasmin-3, Full Clone of the Great Shipwright and minor villain of the Ship’s Heart trilogy. Thanks to my writing comrade Lev Mirov, she’s getting her own novel. “Minor villain wreaks havoc on major villain when she discovers she’s been played and finds redemption through her love of sex and fried dumplings.”

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6 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 24 January 2016 (Character interview: Yasmin-3)

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    She’s an interesting, perhaps volatile combination of modesty, ambition, and anger.

  2. I like her. She’s angry and doesn’t seem to hold back her opinion of anyone. She’s not someone I would want to make mad. And the fact that she wishes ill on people, says a lot about her character. I liked this piece and look forward to reading more!

  3. This person has a lot of anger going on, some of which seems quite justified although maybe they brought a few of the troubles on themself? Much to ponder, loved the snippet as always!

  4. Wow, talk about aggression. That being said, I’m interested in her, and wonder what will happen if she ever really loses her temper. 😉

  5. She is certainly full of cold anger and ripe for revenge!

  6. Love her voice–she’s got some personality!

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