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.


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?”


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


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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