Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #18

Welcome to another snippet.

I hope you will enjoy this week’s selection which is but a part of the greater whole. The idea is to present the entire short story to you 8 – 10 sentences at a time.

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Demeas continues his search by making inquiries in the port town of Urukan.

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H’Rhophyan swords were unique in that the pommel is embossed with the image of a dove that remained upright whichever position the sword was in.

The old man returned his gaze back to Demeas. “You be not dressed like a priest, but I’se can spot one even with these old eyes. Don know ‘ow, but every ‘Rhophyan I ever seen carries hisself in a way. The way they’se walk, sit … ride.”

Demeas smiled and let out a chuckle. “Did you see where he went?”

“I seen ‘im talkin’ to a boatman just after sunrise,” replied the old man pointing to a group of boats near the small wharf.

“That was five hours ago. Do you remember which boatman?”

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Join me next time for another snippet as Demeas continues his conversation with the old man.

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About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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4 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #18

  1. This encounter feels like such a real-life situation, feel like I’m there listening to them. Excellent excerpt.

  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This is so realistic. Ethnic groups can be so aware of the idiosyncracies of other groups.

  3. Oooo I like the description of the pommel! That’s cool. I also agree with what Veronica and Ed said, so kudos to you!

  4. Thanks for your comments. Sorry I couldn’t reply earlier due to computer issues. See you next week.

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