Saturday, March 11, 2017

Aint' got nothing! Snippet from Comet Tales for #WeWriWa #SciFi

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.

I am continuing a scene from an older story, my space operetta, Captured by the Hawk. This story is included in my new release, Comet Tales.

Tag line: Spaceships crash across the galaxy in the comic misadventures of spy Grey Kat and pirate Black Hawk.
After stealing secret codes from the Emperor's Revenge, Grey Kat was caught trespassing near Black Hawk’s ship. He is interrogating her about the stolen codes.

“Ain’t got nothing!” Kat whined in the dialect of the seedier docks.  
His fierce eyes probed her. She flinched involuntarily and lowered her eyes, stalling for time or inspiration.
“Are you afraid of me?” he asked.
Kat raised her head, gazing boldly into his green eyes, and sneered, intending to confound him, “What me? Why’d I fear a slick spacer like ye?”
“What did you steal from the Emperor’s Revenge?” he accused.
“Wha’ ship? Didn’t take nothing from no ship!” she spat out, pursing her lips as if in perplexed anger.
“My men saw you creep out of the Revenge’s cargo bay.” 

 Hawk


Comet Tales, my new release, is an anthology of 4 short stories and the novella, Captured by the Hawk.
99c until March 15th
Comet Tales: Trudge over the rocks of Mars, trek through a hazardous alien jungle, or pop across the galaxy in a pirate ship in five fun tales of adventure and romance.

 Comet Tales


On another note: Grand Master's Pawn is on the short list for Book of the month at Readfreely and I’d love you to vote for it http://www.readfree.ly/help-choose-our-next-book-of-the-month/
 Pawn

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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.

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36 comments:

  1. Oh, she's a feisty one. Nice snippet! :)

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    1. Yes. She has red hair too (its dyed dark for her undercover activities)

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  2. Nice dialogue ... I like her comebacks

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  3. I don't think her backtalk is going to get her out of trouble.

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  4. I'm certain I've read Captured - time to go revisit!

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    1. It's available as the novella and as part of the new anthology.

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  5. She's plucky! Emperor's Revenge is a great name for a ship.

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  6. Fantastic dialog! I could see her cringing and sneering while she figures out an angle. :)

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  7. Uh-oh, looks like he just saw through her game!

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    1. Yes. He doesn't know that she has disposed of the codes.

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  8. Excellent characterisation, Aurora. Her cover certainly seems seedy enough.

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  9. Excellent characterisation, Aurora. Her cover certainly seems seedy enough.

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  10. Interesting conversation they're having, circling around to the truth.

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    1. They have a few more layers of secrets to uncover.

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  11. Circumstantial evidence! She could have been hiding, or been a stowaway, or been visiting someone or...

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  12. Uh-oh! Find a story and make it convincing! :)

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  13. Great dialogue. Love her stubbornness despite being caught. :)

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    1. Thanks. I had fun writing the dialogue for this couple.

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  14. I like how you've portrayed her by her fake dialect. I'm not so sure he believes she's who she's pretending to be. Enjoyed this snippet.

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  15. Clashing personalities? Sure to make an interesting story.

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  16. Well... Unless they find something on her, maybe she put something on the ship instead.

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    1. She passed it on before being caught outside Black Hawk's ship.
      He hasn't got what he wanted, but maybe what he needs.

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  17. I wonder if he can see through her. Great snippet!

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