Alexey – VoiceWeek Part Deux

He heard the whore’s speech, averted his eyes from her barely covered form – it would not be long now before he was permitted to don his sensory-deprivation burqa, they had denied him permission to wear it while on board, insisted that the other passengers considered disguising one’s identity as suspicious.

Soon his people would arrive on their new world, away from the machinations of Iblis and his minions. Alexey had ordered his wives to remain in their cabin – he now wished that he had done the same, that he had kept away from the unclean, revelling in their Bacchanalia.

Holinx 3 – the Paradise Planet they called it. It was a world of temptation and damnation, a world of pimps and whores, a world of sleaze. It was an offence to both Allah and to his spirit-brother Christ that their people must travel through temptation to arrive in the Paradise of their own making.

Soon they would arrive.


This post is the second in a series of five, written in honour of VoiceWeekBeKindReWrite’s yearly experiment in the art of writing in different voices, an opportunity to write the same story from five different viewpoints – in Steph’s own words:

Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story – from five different points of view. Then,October 1 through 5, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.

Go ahead and check out some of the other writers, and remember, it’s not too late to join in!


The world of Holinx 3 was inspired by a Regurgitator song The World of Sleaze – this song is most definitely NSFW!!!


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6 thoughts on “Alexey – VoiceWeek Part Deux

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  2. Ah, definitely a different sense in this one, particularly in word choice. Archaic terms illustrating an old worldview in a new world. A fascinating nod to the fact that some things never change. Nice.

  3. Carrie says:

    Religious fundamentalism extremist. What a fun guy at parties 🙂

    Nice job. His contempt and loathing and superiority complex came shining through

  4. KP says:

    Hmm … anti-decadence here. Same transit event different passenger with old world ideals

  5. Parul says:

    Well I guess the end justifies the means for this guy.
    But why is he wanting to wear a burqa? Don’t women wear it? Or did I get something wrong?

    • Only women wear the burqa, to “preserve their modesty.” The idea is that these fundies have finally realised that you can’t change the world, you can’t make people believe what you believe (hooray! finally they’ve realised!) And if that’s the case, maybe you should block out the world instead of getting angry.

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