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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors April 15, 2018






It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is with Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            Lily thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen (in charge of slaves) has appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.

Last week's snippet ended with: "The Sand's anger washed Lily again. Her legs shook so hard they barely held her.  
Please forgive wonky punctuation--to stay within guidelines. 
This week's excerpt. The Sand speaks first:


Standing? You dare question my authority? I am Theusand Dhor. And Lily of Earth is of the I-tellekt.” He looked the poor Captain in the eye; the man appeared to shrink away from the contact. 
Lily had been there before, unable to pull her own gaze away;  she understood.
Theusand said, “Welcome to Lily’s mind.”

Just like that, the two men crowded her thoughts.  The Sand words were a silent command. “Lily, tell the Captain what Dev Areen did to you.”


That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors April 8, 2018






It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is with Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            Lily thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen (in charge of slaves) has just appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.

Last week's snippet ended with: "There was no mistaking the fear when the Captain raised his face and said, “The terms were set by and agreed upon by His Eminence, Lord Milsand Dhor”.”  
This week's excerpt:



An emotional wash slammed Lily--first Theusand’s disbelief, then his anger. But it was gone as fast as she’d sensed it, giving her no  chance to understand the ramifications of this exchange. Who was this other Dhor--Milsand?  Someone she already feared.
  The Sand’s voice was a low growl when he said, “He’ll not take the female. Contract or not, it is illegal in the Dhor Klavven Dominion to enslave I-tellekti.”

“With all respect, honored one, this could cause an even greater incident than when you had him placed in lock-up without having standing to do so.”

The Sand's anger washed Lily again. Her legs shook so hard they barely held her.



That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors April 1, 2018



Happy Easter--if you celebrate. Happy Passover, if you celebrate. Otherwise, happy Sunday!
It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is with Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered, and have arrived at what she thinks might be the helm of the ship she's on. Her worst nightmare is coming true. She thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen has just appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.


Last week's snippet ended with a growing war of words over slave rights while on board the ship.  "Dev Areen crowed, “Three of them vanished after you insisted the ship’s medical staff look over anyone who may have been injured.” The excerpt:
“In an illegal fight ring.”
“Illegal on your decks of the ship, permissible on mine.”
“There were dozens injured. I am bound by Dhor’en law to ensure that all occupants of this vessel are not harmed while under my watch.”
“Not my slaves; your law does not apply to them.”  
Theusand’s wall narrowed in her mind, tightening ever as he continued, excluding the bulrager. Somehow, Lily remained privy to the exchange when he asked the Captain,“Who negotiated this contract? It could be overruled if its terms are in any way unethical, or if there were irregularities in the negotiations.”
There was no mistaking the fear when the Captain raised his face and said, “The terms were set by and agreed upon by His Eminence, Lord Milsand Dhor”

Uh oh... Who is Milsand to Theusand, and how much power does he have that he can ignore Dhor'en law? That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors March 25, 2018



It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is with Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered, and have arrived at what she thinks might be the helm of the ship she's on. Her worst nightmare is coming true. She thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen has just appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.


Last week's snippet ended with the Captain confirming to Theusand, speaking about Dev Areen: "He is free to move on his own deck, among his people and his property.” The excerpt:

The smirk on Dev Areen’s face was as threatening as anything Lily had ever seen. He turned toward the Captain. “And there is the matter of my missing slaves.”
She felt Theusand’s unease. He pulled his hood forward where he normally wore it. From the shadow hiding his face, his voice continued cold and deadly. “I know nothing about missing slaves. If you can’t keep track of your captives, it is your mismanagement, not the ill deeds of others.”
Dev Areen crowed, “Three of them vanished after you insisted the ship’s medical staff look over anyone who may have been injured.”
 
That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Weekend Writing Warriors March 11, 2018



It's time for snips and bits of amazing tales by talented writers! Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly bloghop. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com, then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished, on their own blog to go live by before 9:00 AM Sunday, EST. Then we visit each other and read, comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good. 
             Snippet Sunday group from facebook--not us, but many of our participants do both, can be found HERE
            This week's snippet is from "The Sands of Dhor".  Lily, abducted from Earth by alien slavers, is following Theusand. He's not a slaver--and he saved Lily, sort of.  He's Dhor'en; they communicate mind to mind. 
            They've left the section of the ship where he and his Chays (monks) are quartered, and have arrived at what she thinks might be the helm of the ship she's on. Her worst nightmare is coming true. She thought she'd gotten away from the slavers, but Dev Areen has just appeared before them and Theusand and the Bulrager are having a tense exchange.


Last week's snippet ended with Dev Areen taunting: "You have no jurisdiction over me or what I do." The excerpt:


Before Theusand could respond, the Captain was beside him, looking at his feet while his nervous chatter rattled in her head. “The Bulrager filed a charge. Our team has considered it. We were legally bound to do so. To  confirm we were proceeding in a manner that would not elicit recriminations from any party involved, we contacted the council on Dhor.

“In further evidence, Dev Areen’s superiors presented clarification of the transport contract his seniors signed with us. The imprisoned Bulrager spoke the truth. This contract is worded differently. We had to let him out of lockup. He is free to move on his own deck, among his people and his property.”
 
That's it. All opinions greatly appreciated. :-) Thank you so much for visiting and for reading!