Weekend Writing Warriors #89 – Revenant (Part 129)

As usual I have another 8 sentences from revenant for you and, like always, these carry on immediately from last week so if you want to see what has come before then just follow this link.

He needed little technique to fight the oncoming husks. Their need to kill drove them forward with no regard for their own survival. Ryan slashed the blade left and right, opening one husk’s throat while swaying aside to avoid a pair of grasping hands before cutting them off with his return stroke.
    Ryan’s focus narrowed, the universe reduced to the space around him. Duck, step, block, attack. He didn’t think of the numbers. Every husk killed brought their survival closer and that would have to be enough. He held his ground against the assault, leaving a pile of twitching bodies around him and he almost didn’t realise it when the last one fell.

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10 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #89 – Revenant (Part 129)”

  1. A wonderful snippet and great description of a “fight” scene, scenes which can be hard to handle. I also like how I got a sense of the mind set Ryan had to get himself into do the fighting and I wondered what that meant for his character. I am really invested in Ryan.

  2. I like how you handle this snippet. There is nothing graceful or beautiful about this – it is a dirty fight against a dirty opponent. You handle the passage of time very well, the narrowing of his focus and indifference to numbers. Really well done.

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