Saturday, February 10, 2018

Missing Redhead - 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. Find a new author and sample their work. Enjoy!

I’m posting snippets from the first Chapter of Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space. The story begins on the submarine Galileo Station on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, shortly after the end of Book 1.

Rishalt, Book 2 of Taxyon Space

Draft Blurb
Kiron Arqin Ramis is summoned home by his family to the unwanted honor of a new triad and union with a high-ranked female. Unable to forget Nikki, he endures a perilous exile on a wilderness planet instead of complying with his family’s demands. But, the Triarchs have other plans for him.
Stakes are higher than the lives of two individuals. Earth leaders are desperate to acquire the aliens’ interstellar technology, while Warrish dispute the benefit of an alliance with inferiors. Can Nikki and Kiron pierce the barriers separating them to find happiness with provoking an unequal war?

The aliens’ strange sphere has appeared in the ocean outside the submarine station. 
Final line: Director Foster said, “Major Tarlick is correct. We ought to meet them in their own element as a neighborly gesture.”
After debating whether it is hostile or not, Nikki, Al and Astrid swim out to the sphere.  

Note: I’ve skipped a few paragraphs and abused semicolons to fit into 8-10 sentences

A hundred meters ahead, the great sphere glistened beyond the extreme end of the Greenery, their hydroponic garden. She sped up, eager to reach her destination; halting a couple of paces in front of the membrane, she rotated upright and waited for the others.
Al jerked his chin at the sphere, his gruff voice rumbled in the mike, “Open the hatch, Nikki.”
She walked forward and touched her finger to the iridescent surface. A dimple formed, widening as she pushed. Spreading her fingers apart as if she were drawing aside a curtain, she stepped into the sphere. Two faint plops in the rear announced the entrance of her friends, and she heard Astrid’s indrawn breath of excitement.
An array of green-skinned men in white or brown tunics stared back at them. Nikki scanned their faces in a rapid glance, recognizing the men she had seen in their base. White-robed Triarch Webale stood in the middle of two triads - three men with the bicolored hair of the Gold Band Triad and three blue-haired men with blue star tattoos. None had red hair; Kiron was missing.


 Rishalt

Rishalt is now available for pre-order
Two alien worlds. Two lovers torn apart. Twist the hyperthreads into unity.

 Europa

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30 comments:

  1. An interesting way of traveling through the hatch! And what will that mean with Kiron missing? Will their greeting be as friendly as they'd hoped? Great snippet!

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    1. One mystery at a time. I gave the aliens some advanced technology, although when Nikki first saw them in the ocean they were using harpoons to hunt sea animals.

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  2. You've done a great job of conveying the 'otherness' of the sphere.

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    1. Thanks. Kiron's bubble shelter was the first alien artifact Nikki encountered. She's a biologist and knew the Warrish came from somewhere else because they had bones unlike all the other sea animals on Europa.

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  3. Love the idea of the sphere! She’s brave to just walk in.

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  4. I had a feeling Kiron wouldn't be there...but I still enjoyed the snippet, beautifully written description!

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  5. Love the tech of the membrane. I'm curious, there must have been a fair bit of interaction between these peoples in the past for her to know so much about them.

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    1. Nikki has met them during the unfortunate events in Europa, book 1, but the other humans have not.

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  6. I love all the details you've given us, it makes it almost a 'cinematic' experience! I hope Kieron is OK.

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  7. Great description! I'm worried about Kiron, though.

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  8. Great scene. I am looking forward to reading this book!

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  9. I hope nothing bad has happened to Kieron. The details of the membrane beautifully set the stage for an alien experience.

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    1. Bad is a relative term, especially for an alien society.

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  10. Another interesting snippet. Enjoyed the read.

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  11. No!! Where is Kiron? She is going to have to go to his home look for him, doesn't sound easy.

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  12. Uh oh. Where's Kiron? I know. Wait until next week. Very clever opening the hatch. I'm fascinated.

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    1. This chapter continues for several pages while they talk to the Warrish etc. But since so many people asked about Kiron, I hope to post th start of his story next weekend. Assuming we have internet.

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