Weekend Writing Warriors #7 – Revenant (Part 46)

I am posting this today rather than on Sunday because tomorrow (Sunday) I will be at the 2013 Melbourne Iron Man, the second such event to be staged here. It means an early start and it goes all day so I won’t have a chance to post. Last year a friend of mine competed and I was on hand to cheer him on. This time that friend will be cheering with me.

This snippet follows on immediately after last week, but if you want to refresh your memory about what’s happened you can simply follow this link.

    Their destination was several hundred feet below ground and the pair had a long way to go. All completed research projects ended up in what Kassandra called the vault.
    A huge underground warehouse, strictly temperature controlled, and hermetically sealed, designed to keep their discoveries and their failures safe. It was a veritable biological fortress, thankfully Kassandra had the keys.
    When she first proposed this plan Ryan was sceptical, but Kassandra assured him that the vault would still be secure. It was built to survive disaster, with multiple redundant power plants to keep the machinery running without the need for human intervention.
    Ryan was pretty sure that a zombie apocalypse wasn’t in any of the engineer’s minds when they designed the place. He just hoped that Kassandra’s faith in their abilities wasn’t misplaced.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my contribution to this week’s list, and thanks for stopping by.

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #7 – Revenant (Part 46)”

  1. First of all, best of luck with the Iron Man!

    Second, great eight. I find it a little amusing that with all that technology and all the safety precautions, the vault is opened with keys. But then that’s one technology that hasn’t failed in the thousands of years since it’s invention. The lock and key have staying power.

    1. They are only keys in the figurative sense. I envision it is some kind of pass code in addition to a biometric verification. Voice print, eye scan, or perhaps even DNA in a sense Kassandra is the key. 🙂

    2. Oh and I wasn’t actually competing in the iron man… that’s a commitment to exercise which is far beyond my ability, but we did have a great day following the competitors around as they did their swim, ride, and run. We covered quite a few kilometres yesterday despite not being in the actual event. 🙂

  2. Glad you had a great time at the Iron Man competition, Goran. 🙂 I liked the question regarding whether it had withstood the zombie apocalypse. 🙂

  3. Yeah, they probably weren’t planning on zombies – though I’d be willing to bet that they DID plan on a nuclear holocaust. If anywhere is safe – my bet would be on that place. Can’t wait to see what is in there.

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