Once again we return to our Saturday/Sunday double post with another visit to the Weekend Writing Warriors blog chain. This is another snippet pulled from my WiP Lessons of War. After a terse conversation between Archduchesses Maria Theressa and her daughter Lady Elector Andrea the Archduchesses dispatches her daughter to a meeting with a representative from the Imperial Bureaucratic Corp at the edge of the galactic core. Lady Elector Andrea now sips her afternoon tea while she waits for her diplomatic counterpart:
The surface of the gold green sea of savanna grass swayed like waves under the touch of the warm eastern wind. A terror bird raised its enormous beak from the underbrush. Then a second followed by three more others. The flock broke into a run after the lone gazelle. Their prey bounded in desperation in search of shelter. But a swipe of the terror birds beak smashed it into the ground.
Dame Sarah-Lynn Parker walked unto the balcony with her hands folded into the large pagoda sleeves of her white robes lined in crimson, “Terrible birds aren’t they?”
“In every sense of the word, Dame Sarah-Lynn,” said Lady Andrea.
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