#8sunday May 03, 2015 Scott’s Story 5

It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time again. This is my submission.

These are the next few lines to one of my (as yet untitled) works in progress. (I have included a few of the preceding sentences for continuity,  they have been edited to fit the sentence limit.) 

#8sunday May 03 , 2015 Scott’s Story 5

Gonna get a little interesting. Hang on then.”

The seat, into which she had strapped herself, seemed somewhat inadequate. Pushing back into the hard plastifoam cushions, she hung on. 

Kohlin had been right to insist on the extra insulation for her rare Pre-Dispersal varvitos. The elegant long-necked lyre had been cocooned in a special case with a force three dampening field. He had fussed and bothered over its antique wooden frame, wrapping it first in a high-tech polymer silk webbing, and then placing it carefully in the field, muttering dark prevarications all the while. She remembered, wryly, that he had spent more time on preparing her instrument for interstellar travel than he had on her.

The previous 8 sentence snippets of this story can be found here.

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27 thoughts on “#8sunday May 03, 2015 Scott’s Story 5

  1. Have you ever seen “Serenity?”
    This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
    Define “interesting”.
    Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die?

    I love the fussing over the instruments, though in his defense, bruises and even broken bones heal… instruments do not.

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  2. It seems to me that spending time on the instrument was a way of spending it on her…I love the description of his tender attentiveness to her clearly prized possession. A very nice 8, with an edge of coming danger.

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      1. I love complicated relationships. Writing them, reading them – complications add layers, and lots of potential for deep feelings…of many kinds.

        Looking forward to getting to know this complicated relationship better! =D

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  3. Great detail about packaging the instrument. I would imagine there is a story to come out of that last line “…he had spent more time on preparing her instrument for interstellar travel than he had on her”. Very intriguing.

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  4. I’m not sure how I fee that he’s worrying that much over an instrument rather than her. Would she be flattered that he wants to take such good care of her instrument or ticked off that she comes second. Interesting dilemma.

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    1. Thanks Christina. This particular instrument is going to travel far and hard. The challenge in Sci-fi is to get the technology across without being over-detailed and pedantic in the descriptions.

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