Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 11 September 2016 (character interview, The Clone’s Complaint)

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“Sister,” she greeted me, with the double kiss that’s traditional at South Continent weddings, kissed me on one cheek then the other, hands closed over my upper arms. A warrior’s kiss, a sister’s kiss. 

She took the bottle out of her rucksack. “Let’s drink to the wedding beyond the Dread Gate.” 

I stared. You know there are stories of marrying the dead, and none of them end well. 

But no one of whom such a tale is told can resist.

“Come on,” she said, “I have a boat.”

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An invitation to a wedding beyond the Dread Gate. From character interview for The Clone’s Complaint (NaNo 2016).

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors: Sunday 11 September 2016 (character interview, The Clone’s Complaint)

  1. Daryl Devore says:

    Love the line – You know there are stories of marrying the dead, and none of them end well.
    tweeted.

  2. The snippet raises all kinds of intriguing questions, which is fun. Always love your worldbuilding!

  3. Karen de Lange says:

    This leaves me with so many questions! Can’t wait to find out more.

  4. Great snippet, and the Dread Gate is a terrific name that made me shiver. 😉

  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    A wedding beyond the Dread Gate? I have no idea what it is, but I love the name..

  6. Diane Burton says:

    A warrior’s kiss, a sister’s kiss. Hmm. Warrior first Makes me wonder about the sister.

  7. Rin-Rin says:

    Oh! Interesting, great snippet as always. 🙂

  8. Whitney says:

    I’m intrigued by the idea of a warrior’s kiss and a sister’s kiss. Great work! I’m also dropping a link to my snippet; apparently the form didn’t submit my link! http://witandtravesty.com/weekend-writing-warriors-snippet-63/

  9. The language here is so intriguing, it sucks you in and makes you thirst for more! Nice snippet!

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