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.
This month, I’m celebrating my third anniversary as an indie author, and releasing a boxset of the three books in the Secret Supers series.
My snippet illustrates the heroine, Estelle aka Super Starrella, and her sidekick, the winged mare, Rockette. They are flying on patrol above the streets of Atalanta (Atlanta).
As they watched a solitary drunkard wobble along the street, Starrella caught a movement at the edge of her vision. In a blur of wings, a huge insect plunged toward the unwary man.
Rockette dived at the flying mantis. Opening her fists, Starrella flung beams of fire at the predator. She scored on its bulky abdomen. It twisted upward, zooming at the winged mare hovering overhead.
“Blistering horse flies!” Rockette snorted, kicking her rear hooves at the menacing insect.
Clinging onto the mane as the mare dodged through the sky, Starrella called, “Give me a clear shot at its head.”
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As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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Ha! Loved Rockette's assessment of the mantis.ReplyDelete
Yes. Rockette gets a lot of snarky lines.Delete
Kill it. I don't like bugs. :)ReplyDelete
They are trying to kill it.Delete
A great introduction to this story! I love the action and the way you reveal a lot about the characters in a short snippet. :) Congratulations on your three year anniversary!!ReplyDelete
Just in the nick of time!ReplyDelete
“Blistering horse flies!” <-- Makes me want a Rockette of my own. :-)
Congrats, Aurora, on the anniversary!
I channeled Captain Haddock of the Tintin books when I wrote Rockette's lines.
Love how they work (fight) together. Blistering horse flies -- great epithet, perfect for a horse!ReplyDelete
Happy Indie Authorversary!
Very vivid, Aurora! And nice teamwork on the part of our heroes!Delete
Atalanta sounds like a place to avoid. I know insecticides can be bad for the environment, but this snippet shows there's a time and a place for them.ReplyDelete
You're worse than effing! LolDelete
Exciting snippet! I love your cover!ReplyDelete
That was a cool snippet, very superheroish moment! I could sure visualize the action...ReplyDelete
Great action scene. Love the color metaphor, too. "Blistering horse flies!"ReplyDelete
Rockette has great lines.Delete
I don't like bugs either. Go Rockette!ReplyDelete
That's why I use them as the enemy. Mostly.Delete
Great excerpt - I love horses and hate 'blistering horse flies' too! :) This sounds like a great series!ReplyDelete
Thank you! The stories were fun to write.Delete
Rockette was funny. I don't blame her. I hate insects too.ReplyDelete
She is funny.Delete
Exciting! Must be one mean Mantis (and a BIG one)ReplyDelete
Very big - at least twenty feet long.Delete
Horse fly??? LOL Great snippet, Aurora.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's a fun series.Delete