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 WIP set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
Current Tag line: What alien creatures lurk under the ice crust of Europa?
Here are the next few lines of Chapter one. Dr. Nikki Bell is traveling to Europa to study the alien life in the ocean. Alarms rang on her spaceship and she has raced to the lifepod. Nobody else is there.
It’s not a final version and any suggestions will be especially appreciated.
You can read my last snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/09/breached-hull-snippet-for-wewriwa-scifi.html
I’ve altered punctuation to fit.
A groan from Roy, and negative shakes of the head from the other two confirmed her suspicions: they were the only ones to reach this lifepod.
Clamping down her fears, Nikki took charge. She pointed at Alita, “Get Roy a pain killer and find a bandage for his arm; he’ll need help with his suit.”
“What about Karl? Can’t we wait?” Alita whispered.
She silenced Alita’s faint objections, “Karl is probably in a lifepod in the next section. We’ll meet him on Europa.” Once they launched from the ship, their target was obvious. They were close to their destination and the lifepod had enough fuel to reach Europa.
“Does anyone know what happened to the ferry?” Petris asked.
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes on the icy surface. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants.
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s second meeting with Kiron triggers a chain of disasters in Europa’s perilous oceans. Can they overcome deadly aquatic predators and their people’s antagonism to forge a new alliance?
Book 1 in a new series – I’m still debating the name.
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