Saturday, January 5, 2019

Weekend Writing Warriors January 6

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





Continuing a chapter from Ghosts of Innocence, Shayla has stolen the identity of a new high-ranking Imperial appointee, Brynwyn bin Covin. She’s been met by a soldier from the Imperial Palace Guard, who’s escorting her to the Palace. They have just stepped outside while Shayla’s baggage is loaded into the car.

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"This is the first time I've worn these robes." Why am I explaining myself to this man? But Kurt was nodding, and she realized she'd unwittingly hit the right note.

"'If you should seek to serve me, first you must leave your pride at the door,'" he quoted. "Many in your station would have made it known before now."

"Duty with humility," she whispered. She looked across the square to where a fleet of cruisers busied themselves ferrying people to and from the mountain top. "Corporal, I thought you said all air travel had been restricted."

He followed her gaze, and sniffed. "I hear the temple has dispensation from the local security commander."


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13 comments:

  1. No matter how hard she studied for this mission, it seems she still has things to learn. I hope nothing trips her up.

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  2. The technology she uses to change identity--the face changing, is so intriguing. But, as this scene shows so well, a changed appearance is only one part of fooling others.

    Happy 2019, Ian! :-)

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  3. Jessica, there are always things to learn, and of course things will trip her up big time ... in due course :)

    Teresa, that is very true!

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  4. He certainly is an opinionated one - and could be a good ally for her with his knowledge. Enjoying this, Ian!

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  5. I'm enjoying this story, too, Ian. I hope he really is an ally. She's going to need one.

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  6. I enjoy time spent with this character and can't wait to see what significance there is to the use of the aerial cruisers. So much mystery and intrigue here! Great snippet...

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  7. Alex, appearance is just one part of it. Knowledge and attitude matter too.

    Nancy, you've spotted something that will crop up in later chapters.

    Diane, he turns out to be a dangerous ally :)

    Veronica, the whole story is meant to be wrapped in intrigue, so that's a good sign.

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  8. Great conversation. It felt very natural and believable, adding a nice hint at the emotional meaning of what's going on.

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  9. She has a big job in front of her, but she's off to a good start.

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  10. Ed, thanks for your kind feedback.

    Elaine, a good start, but things get more and more difficult for her as time goes by.

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  11. Lots of different things to wonder about here. Interesting!

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  12. An interesting position she finds herself in. I would think a scary one as well in many ways.

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