Friday, April 29, 2022

#SFF #AtoZChallenge Yesterdays

#AtoZChallenge 2022 Blogging from A to Z Challenge letter


A speculative fiction short story from a dreamer

A continuous #sff story during April. May Rose is the main character (🧑🏽 they/them pronouns).


Jade's eyes widened as tears spilled out. "What?"

"You are not my student. Nor are you a pet with the designation of X. And, though I was born in Rose, that place is no longer my identity. Those names belong in our yesterdays. The overlord who is saving us was a friend to the Chavín people. I wish to be known as May Chavín as we go to the new world together. What about you, my love?"

"My true name is Yevtsye. If we find my twin sister, that is what she will call me."

May kissed her neck. "What about Yevtsye Chavín?"

"Share a name?"

"Is that not how people of your time show an unbreakable bond?"

Yevtsye kissed May. "It is part of how we form and grow families, yes. So we will both go to the new world?"

"Together. And we shall remain as such."

They hugged. Piers clapped.

"And what will become of me?" 

May looked at Doña Marina. "You will stay away from us. The Chavín family is ours, not yours. Is that clear?"

"I understand."

Piers looked at May. "You trust her not to make trouble?"

May wrapped an arm around Yevtsye and moved toward the path. "I trust that if she fails to keep her word, her body will die just as certainly there as here. I trust in my own skill."

Natica's stone was thrown at the blood-stained sand. Doña Marina struggled to retrieve it. Piers, Yevtsye, and May hurried up the path.


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Question: The name Yevtsye is the Ukrainian form of Eve, and also means life.
Name meaning (click)
Do you think this name suits Jade's character?

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4 comments:

  1. Ooo but that was a sneaky late move there! You almost had me J.

    Debs visiting this year from
    Making Yourself Relationship Ready

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  2. Great incorporating Ukraine into the story. Pretty name and yes, fitting for Jade, who doesn't like to kill.

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  3. Good save -- I was a little worried there in the previous part.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge My Languishing TBR: Y

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