WeWriWa—Inga meets Yuriy


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, when 18-year-old Inga Savvina met the acquaintance of Yuriy Yeltsin-Tsvetkov after falling and ripping her knee open.

Inga is very emotional when she learns her Good Samaritan has the same name as her maternal grandfather, who helped to raise her. She’s even more emotional when discovering he speaks Russian too.

Yuriy’s second line means, “I also speak the Russian language.”

“You understand ‘What language do you speak’?”

“I speak Russian and some French.”

He smiles at her again. “Yah tozhe govoryu po-russkiy yazyk.”

Inga thinks back to how her grandfather said there’s another life beyond this one, and that he’ll watch over her from beyond.  She hopes this chance meeting hasn’t been brought about by her grandfather already having passed over to the other side and sending her a helper.

“Come with me.  I’ll help your knee.  I’m a medic with the Canadian Army, and studying to be a veterinarian.  Even if I’m not trained in people medicine, I still have first aide supplies and know how to treat human injuries.”

12 thoughts on “WeWriWa—Inga meets Yuriy

  1. When I was in grad school in the southern British Columbia Interior, there were many folks who spoke Russian. For some, that was their only language, even though they were second generation Canadians.


  2. It’s really nice that she found someone to help her, and that she thinks her grandfather sent her help from beyond.


  3. At least they speak the same language, which is very helpful in her plight! I took 2 years of Russian in undergrad school. Unfortunately, I only remember a handful of words and phrases. 🙂


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