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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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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