Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #24

WeWriWa Stone Grunge

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.

This link will take you to the Weekend Writing Warriors home page where you can check out snippets from other writers.


Last week Demeas started reminiscing about the past and how he had not been to his home village since the pox killed his parents.


That had been what felt like a lifetime ago. Mediciners tried everything possible and after the epidemic, the surviving children without parents were cared for by the H’Rhophyans in orphanages in Sendeshia. There he, and his older brother Barak, lived until each were old enough to join The Order. Looking up the road, he thought about his youth. He missed his parents and his brother–even if the two never seemed to agree on anything. That was a long time ago.

“Not now,” he said aloud, trying to focus himself. He was certain the thief would head into the woods to avoid being noticed.

“That’s what I would do,” he mused, turning to his horse and stroking her neck.


This ends the second part of the story. I will will be taking a short break from WeWriWa for a week or so. Join me then for another snippet.


About John Van Vliet

Author of the soon to be released "The H'Rhophyan Chronicles", a Fantasy Adventure Serial.
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12 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Restoration #24

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I suspect he’s not going to be able to simply bypass his ancestral village without incident.

  2. Sad memories- hope they don’t distract him from his mission!

  3. Nice reflective moment, enjoyed the snippet. Demeas is really an excellent character!

  4. I gotta hand it to you, you always get a lot into a short excerpt. 🙂 Enjoy your break, but don’t make it too long – we’re anxiously waiting for more!


  5. bonniegill2 says:

    Great Snippet. It leaves me wondering if he will go back. I bet it’s a great journey.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Nice reflection. It made me feel for the character, and sympathize with what he’d been through. I’ll be back to see if he finds that thief 🙂

  7. E.D. Martin says:

    I can’t blame him for getting distracted; his past seems to hold a lot that wouldn’t be easy to forget about.

  8. Thanks for all the comments and your encouragement. Taking a little time off, but I’ll be back on Easter Sunday.

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