Weekend Writing Warriors #113 – Revenant (Part 153)

Hello all. Apologies for missing the list last weekend, but the sale of our house completely consumed the time. I’m back now though with another 8 sentences from Revenant. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “My help?” Ryan scoffed. “Unless your plan has me being used as a paper weight I doubt I’ll be much good to you.”
    Kassandra smiled. “It’s comforting to see that your sense of humour hasn’t suffered. Physical therapy will soon have you back to your old self, but this time I don’t need you for your brawn.”
    “Oh?”
    “My team has developed a counteragent that will render the infected dormant. But in order for that process to be effective on a global scale I need the terraforming equipment from the colony ships, and that’s where you come in.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #112 – Revenant (Part 152)

This weekend I have been putting my dubious D.I.Y. skills to the test assembling a pool safety barrier. My body aches in ways that I cannot describe and so being writing these next 8 sentences has been a welcome respite for my tired middle-aged frame. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Ryan closed his eyes and breathed, his mind alive with visions of the devastation on the planet below him, the billions of lives lost, civilisation brought to its knees. “Can the changes be reversed?”
    “No, but I can stop it from spreading further. Nobody alive today will have to fear becoming one of those things ever again. We’ll be able to stop hiding up here and go back to Earth and start rebuilding our society.”
    “Those things, as you call them, exist everywhere. Even if we do become immune to the mutation it’s still dangerous down there.”
    “I have a plan to deal with that as well, but I’ll need your help to make it work.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #111 – Revenant (Part 151)

Time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “The what now?”
    “You know, a press release. Enough information to convey the news without the details.”
    “Sure, fine, give me that.”
    Kassandra shook her head. “I keep forgetting how much things have changed since I left. Anyway, it turns out that the cryogenic process interfered with the genetic enhancements I developed and triggered the mutation. In the decades it took for the colony ships to return the mutation grew quite virulent, and, well … you know what happened next.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #110 – Revenant (Part 150)

Time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “And now you’re about to save us,” Ryan pointed out. “What was it that caused the outbreak?”
    “An induced mutation of the extrachromosomal DNA triggered by an—”
    “Hold on a second,” Ryan said. “I’ve been in a coma for eight months, Kassandra. My brain’s still getting used to being switched on again so please use only small words.”
    She held his gaze for a long moment. “Fine. I’ll just give you the press release.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #109 – Revenant (Part 149)

Sunday once again and that means its time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “That’s incredible news. I knew you could do it.”
    Kassandra beamed. “You can’t imagine how great it feels to finally do something good.”
    Ryan raised an eyebrow. “What are you saying? Your work was directly responsible for taking humanity into the stars.”
    “Instead it almost ended up killing us all.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #108 – Revenant (Part 148)

Sunday once again and that means its time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Ryan’s chuckle ended in a weak cough. “Eight months, eh? I guess I’ve missed a lot.”
    “Now there’s an understatement,” Kassandra said with a roll of her eyes. “While you’ve been recovering, my team and I have been hard at work.”
    “What have you found?”
    Kassandra beamed. “I cracked it, Ryan. I know what happened, and beyond that, I know how to stop it.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #107 – Revenant (Part 147)

Sunday once again and that means its time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. As always, these sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “You were shot,” Kassandra began, “several times actually. The doctors patched you up as best they could, but you’ve been in a coma ever since Marcus brought you here.”
    “Marcus saved me?”
    “He did, and what’s more, he captured the banshee that almost killed you.”
    “The Professor,” Ryan managed, the swirling memory of the fight in the vault coalescing somewhat, “yes, I remember now. He came from nowhere, and attacked me with an old projectile gun.” He winced as he recalled each impact. “I guess I should be grateful he didn’t have a plasma weapon.”
    “I suppose,” Kassandra said with a wry smile, “a charred corpse would lack your sparkling conversation skills.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #106 – Revenant (Part 146)

March already, and with it the southern hemisphere moves to autumn. Like the relentless march of time I continue my relentless continuance of Revenant. As always, these 8 sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “Eight months,” she said, giving Ryan’s hand another squeeze. “I’ve been so worried about you.”
    “What happened to me?”
    Kassandra’s eyes widened. “You don’t know?”
    Ryan thought back. “The last thing I remember is finding Marcus unconscious. Everything after that is… fuzzy.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #105 – Revenant (Part 145)

Hello all, apologies for skipping last week. My first absence since this list began, and hopefully the last in a good long while. :-)

As always, I have another snippet of Revenant for you and another change of scene. These 8 sentences carry on immediately from last time. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Ryan closed his eyes, the effort of keeping them open proved too much. “How did I … Marcus! He’s still–”
    A squeeze of his hand stopped him. “Ryan, relax. Marcus is fine. You have to focus on yourself now.”
    “How long have I been here?”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #104 – Revenant (Part 144)

As always, I have another snippet of Revenant for you and another change of scene. These 8 sentences carry on immediately from last week. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “Here.” A small circular tube pressed against his lips. “Drink, your throat must be raw.”
    Ryan sipped, the cool liquid filled his mouth and the darkness that hovered at the edges of his mind retreated.
    “Thankyou,” he croaked. “Where am I?”
    “The station medical centre.”


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