Welcome to another Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors. Meet writers in various genres and read 8-10 sentence snippets of their stories.
I’m posting snippets from my WIP set on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. It is the first book in a new series, extending from our solar system into the galaxy.
Current Tag line: What alien creatures lurk under the ice crust of Europa?
Here are the next few lines of Chapter one. Dr. Nikki Bell is traveling to Europa to study the alien life in the ocean. Alarms rang on her spaceship and she has raced to the lifepod. Nobody else is there.
It’s not a final version and any suggestions will be especially appreciated.
You can read my last snippet here: https://auroraspringer.blogspot.com/2017/09/where-was-everybody-snippet-for-wewriwa.html
I’ve skipped a couple of lines.
The incessant blare of the alarms revved up her stress level until the wait seemed interminable. At last, she heard voices outside and a scrape at the door. It swung open and Roy stumbled into the cabin, his right arm hanging limply at his side. Alita and Petris followed, already in their suits and carrying helmets. Petris toted an extra spacesuit over his shoulder.
“This section is sealed off,” Petris said, between pants of breath, “the hull must be breached in three or five.”
Tears poured down Alita’s pale cheeks. “I don’t know what happened to Karl,” she moaned, “he’s behind the barrier. When we left the gym, he went to section five to fetch a snack from the food dispenser.”
“Did you see anyone else?” Nikki asked.
Dr. Nikki Bell’s plan to discover intelligent life in the oceans of Europa hits a rocky start when her spaceship crashes, stranding her alone on the icy surface of the moon. Seconds before she blacks out, she spies a man’s face in the water beneath the ice. When she wakes on the submarine Station, nobody believes her story. The residents of the fledgling colony have their own problems. The senior biologist is missing, and they must accommodate survivors from the crippled ship until the next ferry arrives in fifteen months. Convinced the mysterious stranger saved her life, Nikki searches for him while she explores the ocean and its alien inhabitants.
Kiron Arqin Ramis chose exile as a Watcher on a remote outpost to redeem his family’s honor. He never expected to find an attractive Earther woman close to death. He violates the prime policy by rescuing her. His gamble fails. Despite suffering the penalty, he strives to warn her about his hostile leaders.
Nikki’s second accidental meeting with Kiron confirms their fate, and catalyzes a chain of disasters amid the perilous waters. Can they overcome deadly threats from submarine predators and their peoples’ antagonism to forge a new alliance?
If all goes well, I hope to put the book up for pre-order soon.
As always, I’ll be happy to reply to your comments.
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