Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday, weekly Sunday hops where writers share 8–10 sentences from a book or WIP. This week’s snippet comes right after last week’s, and closes the first scene of the fourth section of this chapter.
18-year-old Gáspár turned from making fun of 18-year-old Emánuel, who’s just disappeared, to making fun of 14-year-old Móric. He mocked Móric for having been so close to Emánuel, and said he was only still alive because his two older brothers took him out of the women and children’s line.
A potential future mass extinction event, Attribution: National Science Foundation
“Zaki and Viki aren’t here now, and Mórci’s kept going without them,” Kálmán said. “Give him more credit.”
Adalbert cast his eyes up at the dark night sky, lit up with a nearly full Moon. “Nothing will matter soon enough. It’ll be our turn eventually, and no one will be left to tell our story. The only people lucky enough to go to Palestine will be the ones who went into hiding, or who escaped to safer countries. Maybe this is the next mass extinction event I learnt about in geology, accomplished without any meteors, floods, volcanoes, or other natural disasters. Man evolved to be more dangerous and deadly than all the forces of nature combined.”