Saturday, July 8, 2017

Flatipus helps - snippet from Cosmic Rift for #WeWriWa #SciFi

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.

I’m posting snippets from my latest release, Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy.
Note, I’m visiting the UK and may be late reading your snippets. 

Blurb
Empath Violet embarks on a new and desperate mission to find her missing lover.
Violet’s happy family is shattered when Athanor Griffin vanishes. The formidable Grand Master might have teleported anywhere in the galaxy. Violet strives to find her psychic partner, while looking after their baby and fulfilling his duties on the Council. Her frantic search uncovers a new threat to galactic civilization along with resurgence of the infamous Ixioth slavers. The Council dithers in response to her call for action, and even her former allies believe the Griffin is dead. She must risk her son, her psi-powers, and her life to rescue her beloved mate in the hope they can unite to fight the menace.

Informal Tag line: Even galaxy-trotting heroines need a babysitter.

Violet and Grand Master Ravaleen have discovered the Ixioths are kidnapping the inhabitants of Ravaleen’s planet. I’m introducing another character in this snippet: Flatipus. Violet befriended the huge sea creature with tremendous psychic powers in Grand Master’s Mate. Flatipus has lived alone on the bottom of the ocean and is happy when Violet visits because she can understand its telepathic conversation. I named it Flatipus because it reminded me of the Cheshire cat – nothing but a vast smile and ambiguous remarks.

The final sentence was: Nearby, two Ixioths were intent on stoking the drive. Italics indicate telepathic communications. 

Flatipus,” Violet called, “I need your help to smash the foe.”
The huge sea creature offered, “Flatipus can rock the island.” 
No, you will hurt the innocent as well as the guilty. I wish to harness your power for a delicate operation.”
What?
Funnel your psi energy to me. I’ll focus our combined beam on the ship’s drive.” The tremendous power of the gigantic creature surged into her. Engorged with psi energy, Violet staggered a step backward. Gathering her amplified power into a psi weapon, she speared into the drive.

 Rift

Cosmic Rift, Book 4 in the Grand Masters’ Galaxy is $2.99 until July 12th at: Amazon  iBooks  Kobo  B&N

You can read how Violet discovered Flatipus in the Grand Master’s Mate, Book 3
 Mate


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

  1. That's a lot of power to harness. I sure hope it works! Great snippet! :)

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    1. It's certainly more power than she's used to.

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  2. I"m glad she is able to control that much power. It does seem dangerous.

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  3. I hope it doesn't make the drive explode. That could get messy -- and harm the innocents as well.

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  4. That's a nice way to go, I just hope so much power is not going to knock her down.

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    1. Violet has been trained to control her own powers, although combining with Flatipus is a new experience for her.

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  5. I hope her head doesn't explode with all that extra psi energy. Lol. You create some interesting creatures.

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    1. Thanks - I try to create unusual aliens.

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  6. Okay, I want sea creatures to talk to me! Great snippet, Aurora. :)

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    1. There are more talking sea creatures in Grand Master's Mate.

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  7. Ooh, I like the image of the psi energy as a focused weapon. Cool.

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  8. Wow, that sounds like a lot of dangerous power!

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  9. Wow, she can take in a lot of power.

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  10. Cool idea, to add the creature's power to her own. A very suspenseful snippet!

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    1. Thanks! She and Athanor have merged their powers on occasion.

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  11. She must be very strong to be able to control all that power.

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  12. Flatipus sure didn't need much convincing, and that's good for Violet.

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    1. Flatipus likes Violet. She's the only person who can understand it.

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  13. It's nice to have powerful friends who share! Hope she can control it!

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    1. Acquiring powerful allies is Violet's forte.

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  14. That's a lot of power. I'm betting she'll be successful.

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    1. It is, although the range is limited.

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  15. "Hurting the innocent as well as the guilty." Reminds me of a Michael Connelly novel. Although Connelly writes thriller, he once wrote a line that said, "The best lawyer can make even the innocent look guilty." (or something along those lines. #wewriwa

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  16. She seems like a very strong person.
    Enjoy your trip to UK.

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