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 continue the teaser scene from my new release, Super Starrella. Estelle was knocked unconscious in an explosion. When she woke, she was tied down in a weird cylinder and heard strangers discussing her. Then, a woman in a white coat entered and spoke to her. Read last week’s snippet here:
The last sentence was “Can I go home?” Estelle shivered, afraid she was an unwilling participant in some outlandish experiment.
“Not yet; we need to run more tests to ensure there are no unpleasant side effects. We have informed Mrs. Dawson that you are staying at the Solinar Veterinary Clinic.”
The name raised new questions in Estelle’s mind. Wary of her captors, she asked, “Who are you?”
“You may call me Dr. Netta,” the woman tapped the side of the table, eliciting a series of clicks. The top of the cylinder swung open and the straps loosened around Estelle’s ankles and wrists. Free to move, she rubbed her eyes and wondered if she were trapped in a nightmare.
Dr. Netta removed a bulb from a cabinet, twisted off the top and offered the bulb to Estelle, “Drink this; you will gain energy.”
Estelle squeezed the bulb and the cool liquid slid down her throat. Seconds later, her head swam, mist coiled before her eyes, and she fell down a dark hole.
If you are anxious to learn more, the eBook is available at
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse tackle villains in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans.
Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.
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Hm, she doesn't seem very energetic... Great snippet!ReplyDelete
She's been sedated.Delete
The last paragraph worries me ... and she's in a veterinary clinic. nice snippet.ReplyDelete
It could be better. Dr. Netta is never pleasant.Delete
That was sneaky. Good snippet. I also want to know why a vet had her strapped down.ReplyDelete
Her activation has been problematic.Delete
"She fell down a dark hole." Now that sounds very, very bad... Good choice of description, Aurora!ReplyDelete
A dark hole, metaphorically speaking. She is not happy about her treatment at the Clinic.Delete
Why is she in a veterinary clinic? And beware of sinister doctors bearing energy drinks!ReplyDelete
It's part of the subterfuge.Delete
So much for "giving you energy"! This may give her cause to be a little less trusting.ReplyDelete
She doesn't trust them, although she is naive and dazed.Delete
A veterinary clinic, and now a drink that made her pass out? I think there is so much she is not being told. Great snippet! :)ReplyDelete
Never trust anyone who says, "Drink this." Interesting set up. I wonder where it's going? Nice job, Aurora!ReplyDelete
Thanks! She is only 17 and has a lot to learn.Delete
Oh no, going from bad to worse! We're worried about Estelle, hope she figures out how to get away from these people. Vet clinic? What the heck! :-)ReplyDelete
Subterfuge, perhaps. Getting away is easy.Delete
Veterinary clinic? Lol. That doesn't bode well.ReplyDelete
Read a little further and the vet part will begin to make some sense.Delete
Uh oh, not a good development. She probably should have been more suspicious of that cool liquid! And the place being a 'veterinary' clinic can't be good either. Just a fascinating snippet...ReplyDelete
The medical help in a veterinary clinic doesn't induce confidence. Wondering what she'll find when she emerges from the "dark hole".ReplyDelete
A brighter place is in her future.Delete
Great last sentence, very evocative of the effect of the drug on her. And I was like, "Wait, WHAT? A Vet clinic?" LOL ...must know more!ReplyDelete
The book cover shows a horse, which partly explains the vet clinic.Delete
And I guess she shouldn't have drunk the liquid? She'll be kicking herself when she comes to, won't she? She'll certainly be less trusting!ReplyDelete
That last line reminded me forcefully of Alice in Wonderland. Down the rabbit hole indeed ... though I wonder if this draught will make her larger or smaller.ReplyDelete
Neither. But she will experience wonders.Delete
I thought the same thing, Ed. Great minds! ;-)Delete
Uh oh. Things aren't looking good.ReplyDelete
Yes, that is the idea.Delete
Oops...have to watch out about accepting strange fluids from people you don't know. :-)ReplyDelete
Sure, poor Estelle is thinking straight.Delete
Great description. I think being told she was in a veterinary clinic should have been her first warning bell.ReplyDelete
Hearing the people discussing her was one clue, and being tied down was worse. She wants to become a vet, so that part might not be so scary to her.Delete
A vet clinic makes me wonder if she's considered an animal by them. Very eerie!ReplyDelete
They treat animals well!Delete
I'm a bit worried about the 'unpleasant side effects' on top of everything else she's going through!ReplyDelete
That Dr. Netta wants to scare her into compliance, but Estelle is tougher than she looks.Delete
Veterinary Clinic, what the hell! I'm wonder if the doctor is not creating the unpleasant side effects on her own. I wonder why Estelle drunk the potion so readily.ReplyDelete
Poor girl is confused.Delete
Sneaky tricksters! I would have never trusted that if I had woken to find myself some sort of captive, but alas, she's probably too scared to think straight.ReplyDelete