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vignette challenge

This week's prompt is:
ill-fated

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:


"Look on the bright side of it, Mila," said Jannick. "It's not like we're on one of the warships that put down the pirates. Those were ill-fated missions, often enough."
Mila gave him a poisonous glare. "At least they got it over with. We could sail forever to no avail."

"We don't have to be so ill-fated as that," said Josette, quickly. "She might bring word." Everyone but Frederick looked at her, and she faltered. "Or," she added weakly, "Carolus might still get the message off."
"I needed those parts," said Carolus.
Lilac wondered who would say that they had go afoot, then.

Old Agnes came along peaceably enough, but muttered about how no fortress in the desert of giants could possibly be permanent, they were always ill-fated, the giants would always triumph in the end.
But she also snapped, "Move quickly. They will flood the tunnel before too long."
"Show us the way," said Lieutenant Smith. "That's quickest."

An ominous warning against an ill-fated expedition, how she had enemies who would thwart her.
"They aren't powerful enough to strike me in the kingdom," she mused, "so there is hope."
Jon cleared his throat. "Your Highness, they could create more contention by striking away from it."
"True," she said.

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starshipcat
Aug. 12th, 2017 10:08 pm (UTC)
Chelsea Ayles stared at the image reflected in the Moon Mirror. A world where the Apollo I Fire was averted, where Congress didn't feel the need to punish NASA for the carelessness with the lives of its astronauts by cutting its funding to the bone. Where, instead of downsizing to small plans that lacked the power to stir hearts, America's space program had proceeded from the original Moon landings to the bases and planetary flybys that had been in the original Apollo Applications Program. Where the turn of the twenty-first century saw humanity expanding beyond its cradle to build cities on the Moon, its first permanent bases on Mars.

She blinked hard against the tears welling up in her eyes. Oh, God, I want that world. I. Want. That. World.
marycatelli
Aug. 13th, 2017 12:12 am (UTC)
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