Saturday, November 5, 2016

Spooky shadow - snippet from Gargoyle Hunt for #WeWriWa #Superhero

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.

I am posting snippets from Book 3 of Secret Supers. It’s at the final polishing stage, so please let me know if you see any problems.

Danger is the last thing on Estelle’s mind when she visits the University of Oxenford for a summer course. But, mysterious thefts and shadowy figures spur her into action. With Toby five thousand miles away, Estelle and her winged horse must hunt for the culprits alone. Soon they are embroiled in a mixed bag of aliens and ancient magic. Toby’s unexpected arrival throws her into turmoil and spurs events into a climax. 

By popular demand, I’m continuing from a scene with a gargoyle in action.
Estelle is walking to St. Swithin’s College after dark with Diane and Julian when they hear a scream. Another student, Betty, sees what she calls a ghoul climbing the church wall. 
The final sentence was: She pointed a shaking finger at the church on the opposite side of the street, “Over there.”

“What’s going on?” Julian exclaimed.
“There!” Betty’s sharp cry pierced their ears.
A dark form, like the elongated figure of a man, clambered over the arched entrance to the church. The spooky shadow reached the apex of the arch and stood motionless. Betty moaned and slumped onto the paved street. The professor tutted; Julian crouched on one knee to examine her.
“I’ll go for help,” Estelle said. She fingered the transparent sleeves of her nanosuit, the special nanofabric created by Farleon technology was only microns thick and as tough as Kevlar. She wanted to be out of sight before switching to Super Starrella and chasing the uncanny quarry. Sprinting past the church, she dived into a dark archway.

 Gargoyle Hunt

Since the story is seasonally spooky, I’ve set the book, Gargoyle Hunt, on pre-order for release on December, 6th.
Secret Supers, Book 3, Gargoyle Hunt - 99c Pre-order

 Super Starrella

Book 1, Super Starrella (99c)

Book 2, Starrella Falls

Special Freebie
 Grand Master's Cat

FREE Nov 4-6th Short Prequel to Grand Master’s Trilogy
When Grand Master Griffin investigates a wrecked spacecraft, his efforts to rescue the survivors lead to feline disruptions of his plans.

As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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  1. Oh, she's going on the hunt. Looking forward to more! :)

  2. Sufficiently creepy scene! Gargoyles always scared me! lol

  3. I'm curious to know how she plans on hunting this creature. Great imagery.

  4. Love this. Can't wait to see her spring into action!

  5. Cool scene, loved the details. Can't wait for more!

  6. Love how she's getting ready to go superhero on this gargoyle!

  7. Excellent snippet, as always Aurora. Can't wait to see Starella in action.

  8. Excellent snippet, as always Aurora. Can't wait to see Starella in action.

  9. All right! Go, girl. Gargoyles are just plain creepy.

  10. Excellent snippet, although I do hope that the gargoyle was just out for a stroll and not causing trouble. (Probably too much to hope for, but still...)

  11. I can't wait to see her tackle this problem.

    1. She'll start next week, although the real problem will take the whole book to solve.

  12. Great snippet with atmosphere and action!

  13. I love gargoyles. I can't wait to see where this hunt takes her.

    1. Good! But, at 8 to 10 sentences, it will take a few weeks!