Weekend Writing Warriors #121 – Revenant (Part 161)

I’m back home from Thailand in chilly Melbourne once again. It was good to be away but it’s good to be home too. Here are the next 8 sentences of Revenant. As always, this snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Ryan kept his eyes down. He didn’t trust himself to meet her gaze. “I know, and I’m sorry. I’ve been so wrapped up in my own bullshit and I spoke without thinking.”
    Kassandra sighed. “So stop whining and get your head out of your arse. Self-pity is an unattractive quality in a person and it definitely doesn’t suit you. You’re supposed to be a fighter, so fight.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #120 – Revenant (Part 160)

This weekend’s post comes to you from a hotel room in Thailand. As I type this a band of rain has blanketed the city reducing what was once a lovely view of the beach and bay to a wall of roiling grey. It just seemed like the prefect opportunity to work on these next 8 sentences of Revenant. As always, this snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Kassandra’s jaw dropped, and she looked at him. “Not you,” she said after a moment. “I won’t take that from you.”
    Ryan turned away unable to face the pain he’d caused her. As soon as the words left his mouth he knew he’d gone too far. “Kassandra, I didn’t mean—”
    “Do you have any idea how hard it’s been for me? To be treated like some kind of angel of death. I’ve had to come to terms with that from them, but I never thought I’d need to with you.


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Weekend Writing Warriors #119 – Revenant (Part 159)

Sunday rolls around again and that means its time for the next 8 sentences of Revenant. This snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “The neural pathways to your legs may be intact but they’re not working and they may never work again. No amount of mental therapy will change that.”
    “Kassandra, listen to me,” Ryan said as his eyes met her hers. “I don’t want to talk about this.”
    “My team can develop a genetic treatment that will bypass the blocked motor neurons and forge new ones. You’ve seen what I can do. I could have you walking again in no time.”
    “Oh yes, I’ve seen what you can do, the whole fucking world has been witness to that.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #118 – Revenant (Part 158)

Here we are for the next 8 sentences of Revenant. This snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Ryan closed his eyes and slumped back in his chair. This wasn’t the first time they’d had this discussion and he knew it wouldn’t be the last.
    “Doctor Sanchez says that there’s nothing physically wrong with me, all the nerves are intact. My problem, whatever it is, is mental.”
    Kassandra shook her head. “That’s a very simplistic explanation for your condition, Ryan.”
    He shrugged. “Hey, I’m a simple man.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #117 – Revenant (Part 157)

Sunday once again, time for more from Revenant. This snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    The pair sat in silence. Kassandra looking at Ryan while he watched the massive colony ship disappear into the darkness outside the cockpit window. Cerebral implants connecting him to his own ship overlayed the scene with information regarding trajectory, distance, and relative velocity.
    “Why won’t you let me help you?” Kassandra said, finally.
    “You’re here aren’t you?”
    She sighed. “That’s not what I meant and you know it.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #116 – Revenant (Part 156)

Another week is behind and it is Sunday once again, time for more from Revenant. This snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    Kassandra arched her eyebrows. “I reckon you’ve had more than enough of that kind of fun to last a lifetime. Have you forgotten what happened last time?”
    “No,” Ryan’s eyes dropped to the carbon fibre braces strapped to his legs, “I haven’t forgotten anything.”
    There was a moment of awkward silence before Kassandra placed a hand on his arm. “I didn’t mean—”
    “Don’t apologise,” he said, cutting her off. “You’re right. It’s just that some habits die hard.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #115 – Revenant (Part 155)

Sunday once again, and that means it’s time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. Last week’s snippet signalled the end of the hospital bed scene and this week brings us to the next stage of the story.

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    The airlock retracted with a loud hiss. Thrusters rumbled for a moment and the colony ship Ferdinand Magellan seemed to fall away from Ryan’s much smaller cruiser. His hands expertly moved around the command console and a few seconds later the colony ship’s own engines fired pushing the gigantic craft toward Earth, little more than a bright speck of light in the distance.
    “You don’t seem pleased,” Kassandra said from her seat in the cockpit beside him.
    “It’s not as satisfying as it used to be,” he replied, his hands continuing to work the controls.
    “You’re kidding, right?”
    “Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad that we found the equipment you need, and it’s great that your counteragent works so well, but it just wasn’t any fun.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #114 – Revenant (Part 154)

Sunday once again, and that means it’s time for another 8 sentences from Revenant. If you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “You do realise I have no clue how any of that stuff works?”
    “I don’t need you to get the equipment working, silly. I need you to help me find it. We have three ships worth in quarantine, all of which were found by you, but it’s not enough. For the process to be effective I need at least five. When it comes to finding needles in haystacks you’re the best there is.”
    Ryan nodded. “That, Doctor Evans, I can do.”


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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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