Thursday, April 7, 2016

Snippet for #SFFSat from A Tale of Two Colonies

Welcome to the final Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
I have enjoyed being in this group, reading your contributions and comments, and making new friends. In the past year, I have published the Grand Master's Trilogy (SciFi/fantasy & romance) and started a new series with Super Starrella (superheros, aliens, quirky animals & romance). Very productive, considering  my "day job" as a scientist. 
For anyone who wishes to follow my work in future, I have also been posting snippets on Sundays at
My snippet today is from an older work, A Tale of Two Colonies. Tiger Lily competes for a place on the next colony ship. This section highlights why she wants to leave the Terra slums.

Lily strode through the grimy subterranean passages to her tiny room, flushed with the success of her performance and indifferent to the hunched figures of the silent passersby. She ignored the group of five ragged youths lounging idly at the corner, until they moved deliberately in her direction.
“Out alone!” one man jeered, clearly believing her to be vulnerable.
“We’ll give you a good time!” another man called with vulgar intentions, reaching out to grab her arm.
She swiveled rapidly, punching him below the belt. He collapsed with a moan.
Two others advanced angrily on her. She leaped at them, aiming a vicious kick. Her target crumpled in agony, clutching at his groin. The third man hesitated, unluckily for him. Her fist thudded against his jaw and he sagged to the ground, unconscious.
One of the two youths, who had hung behind well out of the action, shouted, “Watch out! It’s Tiger Lily; I saw her fight in the arena.”
The other man called, “She’s big trouble, let’s get out of here!”

Fight for freedom. Fight to survive - For refugees from an overcrowded Earth, dreams of a better life on an alien planet transform into a terrifying battle for survival. 
Nothing will stand in the way of Tiger Lily's dream of escaping the subterranean slums of Terra and visiting the stars. She enters the fierce competition for a place in the scout team on the next spaceship to the remote planet of Delta, where an earlier colony disappeared. Before the ship departs, the arrival of a mysterious message from Delta suggests that the descendants of the first colonists may have survived.
A risky mission to seek the lost colony exposes the scouts to unexpected attacks, and they encounter a grim warrior in the isolated valley. Has Tiger Lily met her match in the tortured man? Is he leading them to safety or further danger? And who are the real rulers of this strange world?
Do you enjoy exciting adventures with alien encounters? Do you like your science fiction with a dash of romance? Read “A Tale of Two Colonies”, a story of betrayal, survival and hope by indie author, Aurora Springer.    

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  1. Hi Aurora! Another good snippet - I always like to see self-rescuing princesses! I've just grabbed a copy of this - I'll do a review for you. Stay in touch, and I'll see you on WeWriWa.

    1. Thanks, Peter. She's not a princess, even though she acts superior to others.

  2. Great snippet, Aurora. All the best.

  3. Nice scene, Aurora. I could see the action unfold as I read it. I have also picked up a copy of the book and look forward to reading it. Thank you, and thanks for your wonderful snippets week after week. They have been a joy to read.

  4. Great scene, Aurora. Good luck with the book!

  5. HAHA! At least one of them had sense - or was that two?

    Thank you for participating. It's been a pleasure to have you on board even though I've been too busy to participate recently.