Time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Every Sunday, I join a bunch of writers through a blog hop and post an 8-10 sentence snippet of my current project. You can click on the link to see what everyone else is up to.
Oh man. NaNoWriMo brings me to one of my favorite parts of the novel—meeting Wren, Bear, Fox, and Ape. These are Yildirim soldiers working on a large ship under Reuben’s command, but only half-heartedly. In a time where Ilsi feels alone and misused, these characters give her something to smile about. Guaranteed some of my favorite characters to write about—besides Reshma!
“Quick, Wren,” Bear said, nudging him, “say something to get her to like us.”
“What, you don’t think you’re charming enough on your own?” Wren rolled his eyes. He reverted his attention to Ilsi and said, “This may sound weird coming from us, but being friends with the crew is probably your best move.”
“Best move for what?” Ilsi said. It was then she noticed that not a single crew member was wearing a red amulet. She wasn’t forced to wear one, either.
“I assume you’re not staring at my chest because it’s hairy,” Wren said, as if reading her mind; Ilsi blushed in reply. “There’s no need for mind control on this ship—we’re the defects.”
“Wait,” Ilsi said, putting her spoon down, “you’re rebels?”
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