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“Any Trust At All”: Foul Deeds Will Rise : (Trueborn Weft #2) for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’ Eight Sentence Sunday! 

It’s the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Sign up below with your name, blog and email and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Your post needs to be live between 12:00 noon on Saturday 07/18/15 and 9:00 AM on Sunday 07/19/15. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their #8sunday posts.

It’s a second chance to share a small snippet of my current writing. Most weeks, I tie them back to my WIPpet Wednesday  post, so reading both can give a deeper peek…

This ten-sentence snippet follows immediately after last week’s WIPpet , ”Proof Enough Already” 

“Any Trust At All”

The Huntbreaker had done her job all too well – but of what use, to begin screaming about it, nearly in the same breath?

“Your precious Niaan is seldom here, anymore. Wouldn’t it be just like her to come, murder the Kai our mother, and then vanish again into those savage Wildlands she loves so well? Fools, both of you, to place any trust at all in such as her!”

Vaara said nothing; there was no need, and this matter of speaking as they did was still tiring and often perplexing. If she had the help of the Huntbreaker –

No. Not after the killing. Not after Niaan had denied her the answers she sought, the taste of the hot fresh blood of vengeance, the moment when the woman who had tormented her, who had been ever a chaotic and destructive constant in her life, would know that she had erred, and that it was a daughter of her own Line who would exact the payment, with her fangs.

Who is Niaan?

Why did she murder the Kai?
What answers was Vaara seeking?

Why did she want to repay the Kai with her own fangs?

Here’s the premise of the story, which doesn’t give much information, but might set the stage of possibility, just a bit…

A young exile who loses everything she values reinvents her life in effort to save both her peoples from her vengeful half-twin.

Yes, that’s all I’m offering as far as explanation goes, for today – well, that, and the links to my two #SoCS Saturday posts for this draft:

  • Nothing Else Mattered (the first scene in the novel, in it’s 481 word entirety).

  • Link this Saturday’s post here when complete…

One last thing….if you’re a fan of my favorite Vulcan and the human who loves her, don’t worry. They’re still trying to get my attention (Trip’s waving his arms, but T’Pol is just giving me ‘the stare’) and slipping bits of this and that into my head, even though they know I’m busy… so, sooner or later, they’re going to demand that I stop everything else and let them at it…or at each other…or at something else…

The point is, they’ll be back…they always are!

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I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

10 thoughts on ““Any Trust At All”: Foul Deeds Will Rise : (Trueborn Weft #2) for #WeWriWa #8Sunday

  1. Nicely played. I do have to confess I still feel a lot of sympathy toward Vaara’s situation. Maybe even more… I love the title “the Kai”

    1. I like Vaara a great deal. She’s misguided and self-absorbed, and focused maybe on the wrong things to achieve her rather admirable goals, and she’s headed for a LOT of trouble…

      But she’s not a bad person – not remotely in the sense that Howard was. She will do some terrible things, before she finds some balance, but she won’t do them from a place of wanting to hurt others, but from a place of wanting to find that balance, and not having the tools to deal with it.

      It occurred to me that Kaitiiraan had made the title a part of her name – a conceit, on her part, that hadn’t been used by any previous Kai. There are reasons for that, too….

      The story gets deeper and deeper with time.

    1. Thanks, Veronica! A crazy weekend that took off in its own directions has me scrambling a bit today, but I hope to get over to read your 8 in the next day or two.

      This story has taken off, now, and the characters are firmly in charge….I love this part! =D

  2. It sounds like there’s some definite family drama going on there, going back a really long time. Dysfunctional families can be so fun to write, even if it’s not fun to be in one in real life.

    1. Not sure if I answered this comment before or not – I got behind, and confused. Anyway, there’s definitely long-term dysfunction and drama in this family. And I can attest to the fact that, while it can be fun to write a family like this (sometimes, and sometimes it isn’t); it can be quite the opposite to have been born into one…

        1. Thanks, Kim! I think your comment got lost in the mists of time. I’m very glad to be hitting the right notes with Vaara. I really like her as a character, and she has a lot of story to go, and grow into.

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