Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 18 September 2016 (character interview: The Clone’s Complaint)

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Martisset’s coming over, straight from the flying-field. I try not to think about that part (just try ignoring that itch, I know) but we’ll be watching pirate dramas. Winter’s closing in, past Storm-Gate; I think I like that holiday best of all. The nights are getting longer, the wind off the Inland Sea bites with fresh chill and blows the first of the snow against the double casements, now closed for the season. 

Lamplight, holo-glow, song. We’ll settle ourselves in her favorite room, which is not where she sleeps but studies–facing over the battlements of the Shipyard to the grey expanse of the Inland Sea. The bots will dance attendance on us, bringing hot noodles in salty broth, and endless pots of tea. 

Martisset curls up on the divan in a nest of cushions, and offers me the makings for my own. 


As winter closes in, it’s time for cozy snacks and pirate dramas. Character interview for NaNoWriMo 2016 project The Clone’s Complaint. 

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8 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Sunday 18 September 2016 (character interview: The Clone’s Complaint)

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I like how you paint your setting with such a vivid accumulation of details.

  2. Beautiful snippet. Very vivid.

  3. Sounds like a great way to spend time! I love the approach of winter myself, one of my favorite times of the year, and it’s beautifully described here for sure, plus all the other cozy details. Excellent excerpt!

  4. What an inviting, cozy scene!

  5. Beautiful use of words to paint the scene. 😉

  6. Diane Burton says:

    Your descriptions are so evocative. Very nice.

  7. Beautiful snippet, as always. 😀

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