Graveyard of Broken Dreams & Promises

Graveyard of Broken Dreams & Promises

200 Reads 16 Votes 1 Part Story
Ellem By Ellem_A Updated Aug 19, 2012

Entry for the Sci-Fi Smackdown

Nikaya was having a hard time getting over her husband, Morton. It didn’t help that he was no longer the man he used to be, or that the law was against them continuing their relationship. Not sure how she feels about him now, Nikaya takes refuge in the law, but then everything changes.    

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The four pictures I chose are 1. Metal angels. 2. City framed by the moon. 3. Pyramid with circuits. 4. Building landscape (TreToria) 

A/N: For those of you not familiar with the Smackdown, contestants choose four pictures from a selection of eight, and write a short story around the pictures they chose within a two week time limit.

TheOrangutan TheOrangutan Jan 03, 2013
@Ellem_A - always good to know that I've pushed someone towards a bit of SF =]
TheOrangutan TheOrangutan Jan 03, 2013
That was superb. If I could offer one piece of advice, it would be to remove the disclaimer at the start stating that it's not very good, because it's not required at all. This was a very lovely short story, and you built the suspense beautifully. Very neatly done, Gav
bloodsword bloodsword Aug 30, 2012
@Ellem_A An amazing story, Elle.  I enjoyed it immensely.  And well done in bringing humanity to the cyborgs in a way that was both very personal and immediate.  Excellent.
Alice_Iceflower Alice_Iceflower Aug 28, 2012
@Ellem_A You're welcome :) And you should be proud of this story. I'm looking forward to the next one!
lilly-rain lilly-rain Aug 28, 2012
@Ellem_A Gobsmacked? Why? I'm not surprised at all, it was beautifully written and second round worthy in the very least. Good luck with Round 2!! xx
lilly-rain lilly-rain Aug 25, 2012
@Ellem_A Bahahahahahaha - love you as well - especially your writing!!! True talent Miss! Let me know how you go with this, I'm slow at keeping up...so an inbox will be cool =D