Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snippet from #SciFi Story Grand Master's Mate for #WeWriWa

Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Here, writers in different genres showcase their stories with 8-10 sentences. Join the fun and read our snippets.

Today, I’ll start a new snippet from Grand Master’s Mate. Violet and Athanor are visiting their friend, the Black Dragon, Ythris. Note 1, the Brululians resemble man-sized lobsters. Note 2, I use italics for telepathic exchanges.

A small brown dragon popped into view, flying in midair towards Ythris. “Attack on Illoris!” it croaked. 
Silence fell within the great hall.
Acting fast, Ythris ordered, “Seltos, peep at the portal station.” The copper dragon vanished.
“My children!” Gullish wailed, clutching at the nearest little Brululians.
“We’ll get them,” Athanor grated, leaving Violet momentarily uncertain whether he meant the attackers or the Brululians on the moon. “Both,” he sent, grabbing her arm.
The rock walled hall disappeared as they spun into the void.
You retrieve the Brululians and I’ll hold off the attackers,” Athanor’s command winged to Violet.

Grand Master's Mate

Book 3 in the Grand Master’s Trilogy is available for pre-order and releases on Dec 9th.
To celebrate completion of the Trilogy, Grand Master’s Pawn is FREE today (29th)
Grand Master’s Pawn:  
Grand Master’s Game:
Grand Master’s Mate:

As always, your comments are welcome.
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Friday, November 27, 2015

#Supergirl Snippet 2 for #SFFSat

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
This week, I have a snippet from a superhero WIP set in the fictional university city of Oxenford. Excuse the slightly altered punctuation to fit into the 15 line limit.
The scene started last week. The final sentence was:
A dark form, like the elongated figure of a man, clambered over the arched entrance to the church.
The whole snippet can be read here:

“I’ll go for help,” Estelle said. She had get out of sight and switch to Super Starrella. Estelle sprinted around the corner and dived into the shadows.
Rockette!” she sent the mental summons. Running her fingers along the label of her costume, she changed the nanofabric to the invisible setting and rolled the mask over her head. She raced back to the church where the creature still clung on the wall like an ugly ornament. Starrella looked around. Where was Rockette? She couldn’t climb a vertical wall after that weird creature; she would have to ride on the winged mare.
I’m here. Standing right next to you,” Rockette whinnied in her head. “Shucks, these invisible costumes are great; I can’t even see myself.”
Revolving in a semi-circle, Estelle touched a warm neck and ran her fingers down the mare’s body to the saddle. She pulled herself onto the broad back and scrambled into the saddle. “Let’s fly! 
I am happy to announce I have completed the Grand Master’s Trilogy. It is the longest series I have written to date. Book 3, Grand Master’s Mate, is available for pre-order and releases on 9th December. 
To celebrate, Book 1 is FREE this weekend at international link

Grand Master’s Pawn:

Grand Master’s Game:
Grand Master’s Mate:

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always.