Welcome to my first entry into the Weekend Writing Warriors for Sunday, December 28, 2014. This is an eight sentence excerpt from my current sci-fi work, Lessons of War. After the sudden and violent death of the Duke and Duchess de Havilland, their son Edward ponders what the future will bring and how can he fill their role:
The servos of uncle’s mobility assistant mech whirled loudly as he crossed the threshold.
“How are you doing, my boy?” he asked with a sad smile on his face.
I looked down at the carpet, “I’m fine uncle.”
He reached over and pulled me into a bear hug,”No, you’re not, my boy I know you’re not. But you are now the Duke, you must carry on.”
“How exactly do I do that, uncle?”
He put both hands on my shoulders, “You do what needs to be done. No matter what happens, you do what needs to be done.”