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Second Sun #71

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Camp was made at Korida's Ridge. It provided shelter of sorts from the incessant grizzling of the wind, the mounds and dips would hide the light of campfires from prying eyes whilst night would cloak any rising smoke, and sentries could be posted at several vantage points around the camp. The few injured men could be attended to without haste while the others, if they could, may at least find some rest.
"Also," Hevne confided in Darion, "We must give our new friend time to locate us."
Darion looked confused.
"Bring two trackers," Hevne ordered. "We eat. Then we hunt."

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    Neville Hunt 6 months ago

    I’m confused too Darion, so you’re not alone. I can hear that wind a-grizzlin’, I feel the fear.... great writing in this story Drew.

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Thanks very much Neville. I'm enjoying doing this, but it's godawful hard because it's not a genre I've read much and I've never written anything like this before. Fun though :)

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    Frenchie 4 months ago

    Shows you have innate talent, Drew. Not easy to write something you don’t know much about.
    I always look up to you and Neville as my writing mentors. I learned a lot from you two. :-)

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    Drew Martyn 4 months ago

    Thanks a lot Frenchie. I'm not sure I deserve that accolade (but I'll take it anyway haha). Neville is the Drabblemeister though - I think it's so very difficult to take a real life story and make it interesting, which he does with ease. With fiction you can just let your mind wander, but true stories are different. He also does fiction extremely well - take a look it his Fedelta series, amongst others. I won't go into superlatives, even though it deserves them (mainly cos he hasn't finished it yet (cough cough) but it's a great read :)

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Don’t believe a word he writes Frenchie. Drew is the real Drabblemeister. For one his writing is superb and rich with construction, description and invention. If that weren’t enough, he is most generous with his time to encourage other writers, old Drablr lags like me and particularly those brand new to the site.

    Re Fedeltá Drew... message received, understood... and will shortly be acted upon, before I have to do yet another mini ‘catch-up’ series! Sorreeeee! 🤭

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    Drew Martyn 4 months ago

    Lol, no worries Neville, it's not like you've had other important family stuff to take up your time :)
    . Am rather looking forward to it though :)

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    Frenchie 4 months ago

    I will settle this - you are both drabblemeisters and I do admire both your styles. I wouldn’t prefer one over the other. You are also the faces of Drabl. When I was away for what, more than a year, I was delighted to find you both still here.
    And there is another one that has been absent for too long, Michael Brookes.
    Fedelta, oh my, I need to read it again. I missed a few parts. Thanks for reminding me.

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    Drew Martyn 4 months ago

    Lol, thanks Frenchie. Yes, I miss Michael, he's another who writes really interesting stuff. And Christopher - the same - he's been off a while too, hope everything is ok with those guys.

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