Today, I’m trying something new – Weekend Writing Warriors‘ Eight Sentence Sunday. It’s a chance to share a small snippet -exactly eight sentences – of my current writing. I’m sharing an excerpt from The Earth Doth Move, a Star Trek TOS/Enterprise crossover fan fiction novel. This is a rough draft written for NaNoWriMo 2014.
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It’s simple and fun. Sign the linky list with your name, blog url and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
And now the excerpt!
Memory swirled with the gentle whirls of the sands, as the young man made his deliberate way across the expanse, senses awake and open to perceive any possible danger, but his awareness, at once, turned to past and future, inward and outward…
He was seeking.
Since he was only a child, even before his Kahs-wan, he had come to the desert when he needed clarity. Sarek his father would insist that location was far less important to such seeking than the disciplines of meditation. Sarek had said this to him, six hundred and four times, thus far. If he learned of this excursion, he would no doubt say it again – he was nothing if not predictable. If he knew the reason that Spock sought clarity, on this night, he would doubtless say other things- perhaps, a good many other things, and at great length.
“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few – or the one.”
This post is, in part, a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who died on February 27, at age 83. Leonard has been, and will continue to be, a major influence in my life. I will miss him, and I am profoundly grateful that, for a time, we walked the same Earth. I shall endeavor to do as Spock bid us, and as Leonard did. And I wish the same for you – that we all will live long, and prosper, whatever that means for each of us…