Saturday, July 1, 2017

Steel cold minds - 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 discovered the Ixioths are stealing the inhabitants of Ravaleen’s planet.
The final sentence was: Her tone rising in fury, Ravaleen hissed, “Kill them!”
(Apologies for creative punctuation to fit into 10 sentences.)

“Wait,” Violet urged, “we must stop the spaceship. The holds are full of miserable slaves; your people snatched from your domain. If we kill the slavers, the ship’s crew will take alarm and lift off with their wretched cargo.”
“You cripple the ship; my power is inadequate for such a task.”
“I’ll try; you stall those guards.” Shutting her eyes, Violet probed inside the ship. She veered away from the steel cold minds of the Ixioths and searched for the ship’s propulsion system. If only she had Athanor’s skill at detecting metals, sensing inanimate objects was not her forte. Swinging her mental probe from the raised prow to the base of the ship, she located a pulsing source of energy. Nearby, two Ixioths were intent on stoking the drive.

 Cosmic Rift


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28 comments:

  1. Looks like she found it! Now, does she know how to disable it?

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    1. She has a few tricks of her own although she misses Athanor's skills.

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  2. Intense moment. I'm hoping she will be able to disable it.

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  3. Leave us hanging? Intense scene.

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  4. Sounds like quite a difficult task. I'm curious as to whether she'll succeed without alerting others. Great snippet! :)

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    1. It's not as difficult as finding Athanor.

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  5. Gripping snippet, I hope she'll succeed - you've left us on a nice cliffhanger!

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    1. Maybe I'll continue this scene next week.

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  6. Intense. Looks like they might succeed, though. Great snippet.

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  7. An interesting challenge for her, enjoyed the snippet and the vivid description of his she uses her abilities.

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    1. She has several more challenges ahead.

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  8. Well done. It's hard to make action where there is no action, only thoughts, exciting.

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  9. What a nice cliffhanger. We want to know if she is successful or not.

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    1. I specialize in cliffhangers, although not at the end of the story.

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  10. I love the details on how she does this- hopefully she pulls it off!

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  11. I love all this sci-fi-ness! :D

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    1. It's fun, but not "hard" SciFi because of the psychic effects.

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  12. Looks like she has it all in hand, but I'm betting it won't be so easy.

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    1. She will find many difficulties on her journey.

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  13. Incredible world building, Aurora. I wonder what they're stoking the drive with. :-)

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    1. It sounds good, but I have no idea what fuel they're using.

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