Saturday, June 4, 2016

Super Starrella in Action - Snippet for #WeWriWa #Superhero Mystery & Romance

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets. 
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Last week I finished the scene where Estelle is surprised to meet Toby, the hunky biker, at Goldman University, and she learns he studies Engineering. In the next Chapter, she meets him again under unusual circumstances. First, leading up to their meeting, I’ll give you a glimpse into her secret life as Super Starrella with her winged mare, Rockette.

Flying with Rockette a few nights later, Starrella spotted the shadow of a giant mantis swaying back and forth against a moonlit brick wall. In the dark alley below, the crisp footsteps of a lone woman echoed faintly. The intended victim peered from side to side, nervous, yet unaware of the terror lurking above her head. 
Rockette,” Starrella warned.
Seen it,” spreading her wings, the mare glided down towards the mantis. Her silent descent brought them within ten feet before the mantis noticed.
It lunged for the flying mare.
Focusing her energies, Starrella shot a beam of fire at the huge insect. It screeched, clawed at its head and dropped into the darkness of the alley. Meanwhile, the pedestrian had trotted round the corner into the safety of the well-lit main street.


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30 comments:

  1. Sounds like a close call. Great tease! :)

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  2. Nicely ambiguous. Yes, she saved the pedestrian, but does the woman know that, or might she think Starella was the attacker?

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    1. The pedestrian didn't even see the attacker.

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  3. Good thing she was in the vicinity!

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    1. Starrella and her mare have been flying over the streets at night to stop the killings.

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  4. Good thing she acted quickly! Great snippet!

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  5. I love the pedestrian just going on about her business. Intriguing snippet!

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    1. Thanks! The pedestrian has no idea how close the killer was.

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  6. Nice teamwork between her and Rockette.

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  7. I like Rockette!
    Good thing for the lady that Starella and Rockette were so quick to deal with the danger. Ugh, giant insects, shudder.

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  8. Okay, giant bugs. Yikes! Good thing she's got a good partner! Tweeted.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I have fun with giant insects in more than one book.

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  9. That was fun! Did the pedestrian have any clue about the danger? I'm also wondering if Starrella is nervous about this flying and swooping thing or if she's settled into it and enjoys it now. Good excerpt!

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    1. The pedestrian has no idea about the danger. Starrella has been flying most nights. She enjoys fighting.

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    1. Yes. 20-30 feet! An alien creation, as Estelle/Starrella will learn.

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  11. Full of action ... well done. great snippet this week.

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  12. A giant mantis sounds pretty gross and scary.

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  13. Oh now that was a very different kind of monster. Interesting snippet. I like Rockette, but then again, horses are my passion so I'm bound to like them regardless.

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