Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog hop where participants post up to eight sentences of their writing. You can find out more about it by clicking on the image below.

Still with Tiamat's Nest, here is a snippet following the other main character, a gamer who uses the online name of Tin Man. He got caught trespassing inside Charles's simulation and was forced to help Terry, Charles's research assistant. With Terry dead, killed by Tiamat, Tin Man is left trapped in the simulation and is looking for a way out.

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"Look up."

Tin Man did, and ice tingled his spine. Where the vast globe normally hung, a round face gazed down at him.

"That one just leads to the archives. You can't get out that way."

Tin Man glanced back at the outline on the wall he'd just revealed, then turned to face the disembodied apparition. It was difficult to tell with the oblate distortion, but she looked young. Unlikely to be Terry's boss.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, has the creepy factor going on. Fascinating how you've stepped inside a game simulation. :-)

    Cool premise, Botanist! :-)

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  2. I like it, fascinating! A lot to think about in just such a short snippet, can't wait for more!

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  3. Sounds like the game has become reality.

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  4. This is such bold writing. You show no fear.

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  5. Teresa, creepy is good. I was hoping it would come off slightly creepy :)

    Veronica, thanks.

    Sue Ann, you are very close to the truth there!

    Dana, strange, I never thought of it like that before. But I reckon that, in writing, fear is not an option :)

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  6. "Ice tingled his spine." I can feel the chill! Interesting premise and I wonder what happens next.

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  7. So if she's not Terry's boss, who is she and how is she connected? And perhaps more importantly, why is she helping Tin Man...or is she?

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  8. Wow, who is she, then? And how did she find her way in? Nice set up, Botanist. :)

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  9. Who could she be? How'd she get in? Nice excerpt.

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  10. What an interesting premise. And it looks like he needs a way out. Neat!

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  11. Debbie, what happens next is a long road of frustration for Tin Man :)

    Kate, lots of questions, and all similar to what Tin Man is wondering right now!

    Siobhan & Elaine, she actually has more right to be there than Tin Man, only he doesn't know it yet ;)

    Monica, he certainly does, and it will take him a while yet, plus a few brushes with Tiamat along the way.

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  12. Fascinating premise. I bet this is going to get quite complex for Tin Man.

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  13. Intriguing snippet, it seems as if the game is about to become real.

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  14. Sleuth - yes, in more ways than he can possibly imagine :)

    Donna, thanks.

    Paula, exactly!

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  15. It looks like you've concocted a very complex plot, congrats Ian :).

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  16. I hope it won't come across as too complex in reading, Unikorna :)

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