Weekend Writing Warriors #7

I’m back with another snippet for this WEWRIWA (Weekend Writing Warriors) thing.

To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors!

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This scene is from just before my 5th & 6th WeWriWa snippets, where Roger is just hoping to get to his holiday in one piece, but a navy blockade has other plans.


Claxons blared, and radar-blips rose from the enemy line like bees from a rock-smacked hive.

“Missiles inbound,” warned my ship’s computer, “So if you’re not too busy, now would be a good time to prevent our destruction.”

“Very well, battle stations!”

“With what crew? If you’ll recall, you marooned everyone, which makes me a one-droid-show: loading, shooting, steering, stoking-”

I banged my fist on the holo-deck, and thought fine thenIf you want something done right

I laid both hands on the wheel and flexed my neural implants, until suddenly I was the ship, seeing the stars and feeling the cold of space around me.


That’s it for this week’s eight. Looking forward to checking out what everyone else has posted!

Best regards,

D.R.Sylvester

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About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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12 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors #7

  1. Cara Bristol says:

    “Missiles inbound,” warned my ship’s computer, “So if you’re not too busy, now would be a good time to prevent our destruction.” Love that line. Computers can be so snarky!

    • They most certainly can! I still have flashbacks to that stupid talking paperclip in Microsoft Office, taunting me for my inept word processing attempts…
      Here I’m actually trying for a computer with the personality of a reluctant horse: stealing apples, heading for home at the slightest opportunity, and waiting for the moment to bite or kick.

      Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. Kim Magennis says:

    I think I am going to like Roger a lot. Thank you for sharing, I am looking forward to reading more.

  3. Wow, great work! I absolutely love the computer’s attitude, and the way you described the MC as “becoming” the ship. Really well done!

    • Thank you! I’m really glad you liked the bit about becoming the ship, because it’s a recurring thing in the story and I had hoped it made sense / appealed to others.
      Thanks for reading!

  4. I enjoyed the sense of excitement and adventure you’re building here. And the sarcasm is delightful.

  5. Ooh, COOL. Enjoyed the entire excerpt and can’t wait for more!

  6. ralfast says:

    I hope he can hack it.

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