Greetings, Weekend Writing Warriors! These are the first sentences in my WIP about a boy who escapes from a medical facility in a time and place far from here. I have not finished this story, and have no idea where it is taking me. The title: Runaway is not final, neither is the name of my main character. So, for the next few weeks let’s see where he takes us.
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For once, Blagdan was grateful it was winter. The grey sleet bombarded the rail pod’s plexiglass window. The passing metroscape blurred into a glittering smear of light and dark as the sun fled the sky.
He was glad for the thick cap which he pulled further down over his ears. The scarf was wrapped double round his neck covering his chin and mouth, and his hands were buried in over-sized gloves. His feet rattled, naked in the large boots that he had tightly laced not twenty minutes ago. The huge thick jacket nearly compensated for the thin medical gown he still wore under the hurriedly donned medtech uniform.
He wondered who Smith would have been going home to, and what kind of welcome he would have received. The portly grey-haired medtech had been kind, after a fashion. He had always spoken softly to the boy, and took less pleasure in the painful procedures that had become Blagdan’s daily ration.
© Kim Magennis 2016
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