The Old Shelter

Dieselpunk Roaring Twenties. Sarah Zama's Author Blog

8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks #5

dieselpunkssquarelogoThe next three snippets, starting this week, will each be about the three main characters’ building and will address their personality and inner world more closely. I hope each snippets will be unique to the character and give an impression of their personality.

Michael is a veteran of the Indian Wars. I know, in 1926, he’s too young (or appears to be) for this, but I promise the story explains it… and remember, this is a speculative story.
This is the first mention of an event that had a huge impact on his life and personality.

 His throat was so tight, he could barely breathe. He had done what he had promised. He took care of the girls the only way he still could. He buried them beside their mother. Not there, in the place where they had been slaughtered, but higher on the Black Hills, in the place where he and Wicatakalawi had first met. Where he had first danced the Sun Dance. He had to dig dirt with his own hands because, alone, he could not send them on the journey the proper way.

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Did you enjoy my snippet?

If you didn’t, I’m sorry (shed one tear), I’ll try better next time, so don’t give up on me.

If you did, here’s a few things you might want to do.

  1. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, you might want to join the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks ‘challenge’.  Head over to Dieselpunks, sigh up and look for the 8 Sentence Sunday on Dieselpunks thread. And join the fun!
  2. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer and you have a blog, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  3. If you are a historical writer and you have a story or more sent in the Twenties too, you might want to post eight sentence from your work on Sunday and share it. Make sure to leave a link in the comment box below and I’ll be sure to visit.
  4. If you are a dieselpunk or steampunk writer, or if you are a historical writer writing in a Twenties setting or if you are just a reader, by all means leave a comment below. I’ll never oppose to that.
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