Weekend Writing Warriors #124 – Revenant (Part 164)

Boy this week has just flown by. It being Sunday again means that Marcus gets to continue with his rant. This snippet continues immediately from last week, with Marcus speaking, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


The two of you have been walking on eggshells since he woke up. I know that you’ve been through the wringer with everything that’s happened but it doesn’t do to have our two most experienced space-farers distracted while the rest of us are out there risking our lives.
    “Now I admit it’s been a bit of a cakewalk so far, what with that airborne whosimawhatsit you developed, but in case you hadn’t noticed we’re in deep space and one hell of a long way from help. So I’d ask you both to stow this argument at least until we’re in a far less life threatening situation.” He shifted his gaze between the pair of them. “Am I clear?”
    Ryan’s mouth moved like a fish struggling for breath.
    “Let me help you out. This is the part where you say, yes Marcus, you’re right, how could I have been so selfish.”


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Weekend Writing Warriors #123 – Revenant (Part 163)

Sunday is once more upon us and that means that I have the next 8 sentences of Revenant to share with you today. As always, this snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “Just thought you’d like to know that the team are all squared away.”
    Ryan nodded. “Thanks, Marcus. Now if you don’t mind…”
    “Actually I do. Don’t you know it upsets the children to hear mummy and daddy fighting like this?”
    “We’re not—”
    “Pup, pup, pup,” Marcus raised a hand to cut him off, “I’m not finished.


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Weekend Writing Warriors #122 – Revenant (Part 162)

Hello all, and apologies once again for having to miss the last couple of Sundays. The house move is all but finished now. All that remains is to clean the old place before handing the keys over to the new owners as well as the seemingly endless task of unpacking. In all I am glad that we’ve moved but definitely not keen to repeat the process anytime in the near future.

I have the next 8 sentences of Revenant to share with you today. As always, this snippet continues immediately from last week, so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.


    “What do you think I’ve been doing?”
    “But you’re focussing on the wrong thing. You’ve been fighting against me rather than the real issue; you’re damaged nerves. If you want to be able to walk unassisted again swallow your foolish pride and let me help you.”
    Ryan’s heart quickened and his hands balled into fists. “Foolish pride! Is that what you really believe this is about?”
    Whatever Kassandra might have said in response was lost when Marcus poked his head into the cockpit.


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A Note for all the Weekend Writing Warriors

Hi all, I’d like to apologise for my continued absence in this wonderful weekly snippet tour. I am in the middle of moving house and after nearly 20 years at the same address you can imagine just how much stuff my family and I have accumulated in that time. It also apparently does not move itself so we have been madly ferrying our precious junk from place to place and it is, quite frankly, an exhausting and tedious process. As such my creative juices are at a low ebb as is my energy.

Hopefully it will all be done by next weekend (we still have to clean our old place once everything is moved) so I can dive once more into the next 8 sentences of Revenant.

See you all on the other side.

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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