Saturday, January 13, 2018

Excitement - Snippet from Rishalt for #WeWriWa #SciFiRom


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 the beginning of my WIP, Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1. It might be confusing for anybody who hasn't read the first book. I've introduced some backstory from Book 1 without, I hope, giving spoilers. The new story, continuing the adventures of Nikki and Kiron, is at 52k words, and I’m pondering how to emphasize the subtle villainy.

Excuse my minor alteration of punctuation to fit.

As she reached the door to the stairwell, Astrid Andersen raced from the opposite direction. The chief of the Division of Xenobiology ran gracefully, her long legs moving easily and her blonde hair bobbing behind. Nikki quelled a twinge of envy. Her mentor had arrived only recently and her muscles were still adapted to Earth’s gravity.
Astrid said, “I had not anticipated so much excitement during my visit. Is this alarm a normal occurrence?”
“Not in my experience,” Nikki admitted. “I’ve no idea what the monitors detected. Even Major Tarlick ought to recognize a large native animal.”
“Let’s find out,” Astrid pushed the door open.

 Europa

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24 comments:

  1. I'm thinking what was detected isn't going to be pleasant. Great snippet. :)

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  2. Great description! You've got me on the edge of my seat with that last sentence. :)

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    1. Good - although the reader will find out in a few more lines.

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  3. You're already on book II, while mind is still underneath Europa's oceans, back in book I!

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    1. This one starts on Europa, but will end on Rishalt.

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  4. Oh ... nice cliffhanger... great snippet! :-)

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    1. The short snippets give more opportunities for mini-cliffhangers.

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  5. A nice moment here, making us wonder what's been detected! Glad to hear there's a second book...

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    1. Of course I had to write the second book and give Nikki and Kiron their HEA.

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  6. Yes, let's do find out. :D Great snippet, Aurora.

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    1. Thanks. Object identification coming soon.

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  7. When someone says, "Let's find out," why doesn't anyone have the good sense to say, "I'll wait here. You let me know how it turns out." Why I'd never make a good heroine in one of our books.

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    1. Then, I assume you would never join a small colony of scientists on Jupiter's moon. It sounds fun to me.

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  8. Oh, what are they going to find? Great snippet!

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  9. I'm curious to know what was detected.

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    1. The answer is coming soon, or part of the answer.

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  10. Sounds like neither one of them is going to hold back!

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    1. Of course not. If you lived on an isolated submarine station, you'd want to know what was lurking outside.

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  11. I'm keen to find out what's lurking there too - great snippet!

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