Saturday, March 18, 2017

Not the usual dockside thief - Snippet for #WeWriWa from Comet Tales #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. This novella is suitable for St. Patrick’s Day since the heroine, Katrina Sligo, is Irish, and her ship is called the Shamrock. (Slight spoiler since her ship does not appear until near the end.)

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 has been caught trespassing near Black Hawk’s ship. He is interrogating her about the stolen codes. I am continuing the scene from last week.

“Ain’t bin in no ship. Ye put me back on dock,” she pleaded, chin tipped impudently.
“My ship has lifted from the spaceport. You cannot return to Hassam.” He stared at her for a minute, noting the unconscious challenge in her eyes and her defiant stance, “You intrigue me. You’re not afraid, and your replies are too prompt and recalcitrant for the usual dockside thief. 
Kat remained silent. She locked her gaze onto his green eyes, and pondered her best approach in dealing with this confident pirate.
“Are you ready to talk?” he insisted in a harsh voice, evidently unused to opposition. “What’s your name, thief?”

 Hawk


Comet Tales is an anthology of 4 short stories and the novella, Captured by the Hawk.
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



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


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34 comments:

  1. I love that she has no fear at all. Nice snippet! :)

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    1. It's better than being caught by the Emperor's troops.

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  2. I liked the dialogue ... and her "attitude" :-)

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  3. Love her attitude. What a fighter.

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    1. He'll find persuasion works better with her. To an extent.

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  4. Excellent dialogue, as always, Aurora. Interesting interpersonal dynamics.

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  5. Why do I have the feeling he's going to get the truth out of her?

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    1. He may get parts of the truth. Both of them have secrets that are not revealed until the end.

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  6. And these two strike sparks again! Such strong characters, in so many ways...enjoyed the snippet.

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    1. Oh, they'll be fighting until the end.

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  7. This pirate isn't buying her act. Love it!

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  8. I hope she doesn't mind leaving her ship behind. This is worse than missing your turnoff on the freeway.

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  9. Space operetta. Will there be music?

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  10. Nice clash of strong wills. I wonder who will win? Probably both of them.

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  11. I like her defiance! This will be a fine show of sparks as they continue to clash. :-)

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  12. I bet he's met his match with her.

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    1. Ultimately, although she won't give in until he's revealed his secrets - like the face behind the mask.

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  13. Absolutely love her. Great snippet!

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  14. Great snippet. I wonder who's going to win this stand-off.

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  15. Your snip looks good but I am somewhat confused about who's POV it is in.

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  16. She isn't going to give in that easily. :) :)

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