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Weighty Matters

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It time to go Miss,  the lord demands it. We will be traveling fast and light. Viya knew Karr meant she should take the merest of luggage. Well she could travel light, and she would relish getting out of the underground cage. She slipped the fine wooden needle down the side of her moccasins. She was ready. For the moment Karr had escaped the needles pain, but she would still had to face Einar and Arric. Karr had her wrists bound, and then groping her smiled,  he believed the lord Einar would do more. Karr consoled himself, entertainers approached, they had better be good.

Substance for the Writer
Substance for the Writer

Footnote: Weighty Matters is a snippet from my developing novella: Dawn Rider.

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    1. Today I found myself writing another brief section of a story called Dawn Rider. It took over my original idea for this prompt which was to write a story about pressing flowers! Definitely some fighting to come, as I struggle to keep the Dawn Rider story from dominating my other writing.

  1. I had to read it twice. Just my opinion, but I think there should be a comma after “groping her, smiled,”
    On my first read, I thought he was groping her smile. How silly of me. 🙂

  2. Intriguing Michael, although I feel ‘m missing something not fully understanding who the characters are, especially the entertainers. I like the brooding menace implied by the secreted needle

    1. The entertainers are in reality a group of shape-shifters and warriors. Weighty Matters is a snippet from a novella that I am very slowly developing. They are on a quest which included them needing to free Viya. This part of the story is taking place in Scandinavia ad 550

    1. Hi Dawn, There is a group of determined travellers [ masquerading as entertainers] trying to catch up with her and help her to escape. As yet I have not decided whether they will be successful in their aim. In my planned longer version the fate of a nation hangs on their succeeding. The story is set around ad 550.

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